October 16th, 2000, 03:06 PM
I wrote a simple mail script, when executed it sends a mail to a specified address. It works fine except for the fact that it takes around 45secs to complete. I'm on a 10mbit LAN, and it shoudn't take that long at all. The mail server is on the same subnet as I am. Does anyone know of a solution to speed up the mail()ing process ? I've looked into maybe a DNS problem, but I don't see anything wrong. One thing I noticed, when the box is booting up through the INIT scripts, sendmail sits there for about a minute. I know the problem has to be with sendmail, just don't know what.
mail() using sendmail as the MTA.
One more thing, in the php.ini file you can specify an smtp server, but why does it say windows only ?