Thread: Mail()

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    cisk
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    Hi,

    I'm pretty new to php. I've got a problem with the mail function. I can't get it to work. The rest of my php on the page works fine but the mail command doesn't send anything at all..

    here's my code:

    <?php
    $date_mailed = date("D. F d, Y h:i:s a");
    $subject = trim($subject);
    mail("djcisk@aol.com", $subject , $message);
    ?>

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Cisk
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    jpenix
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    Your PHP code looks fine. I suspect you have a problem with your server's mail system.

    Are you running Unix or Windows?

    PHP doesn't have the ability to actually send the mail - it simply passes it on to your system's MTA (Mail Transfer Agent). If your MTA isn't configured properly, no mail will go out.
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    anders
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    I want to send mail from a MTA that's not on my local computer. The mail()-function will just try to send from my local computer. How do I get a connection to send from another computer?
    (If it matters, I'm running an Apache in Windows and I want to send from a LINUX-machine.)

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