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pouletfou at gmail dot com
14 years ago
I use this script to test webapps using mail with this little php script saved as /usr/sbin/sendmail :

    // Program : Fake send mail
    // Author : pouletfou at gmail
    // Description : save this file as /usr/sbin/sendmail
    //  and you can test your PHP applications using mail
    //  by looking at the /tmp/fakesendmail.log files.


$log = fopen (LOGFILE,'a+');

fwrite($log,"\n".implode(' ',$argv).
" called on : ".date('Y-m-d H:i:s')."\n");


Some guy
15 years ago
Under windows there is a bug in php/mail

See here:

this results in you being unable to send 'From: Full Name <>'

Workaround is:

Set the following before calling the mail function:

ini_set('sendmail_from', ';
burkestar at gmail dot com
15 years ago
The workaround mentioned above only works with IIS 5 assuming you've configured the Virtual SMTP Server to accept relays. 

In IIS console, right-click SMTP Virtual Server and choose "Properties". On "Access" tab, click "Relay..." button and make sure "All except the list below" is selected.

Warning: This is just a quick fix which exposes a security risk because allowing your SMTP server to be a relay with anonymous access could make your computer susceptible to becoming a spam zombie.  You should properly add your computer's IP address to the list and choose "Only the list below" instead to lock it down.
15 years ago
2 points have to be set :

("SMTP","" );
ini_set('sendmail_from', '');

or set them in the php.ini file

By doing this, i have fixed definetly this problem :-)
dev at realynospamspcweb dot nl
15 years ago
@Crusiatus Black
23-May-2008 05:00

Code below works without errors

= "Da Duder"; //senders name
$email = ""; //senders e-mail adress
$recipient = ""; //recipient
$mail_body = "The text for the mail..."; //mail body
$subject = "Subject for reviever"; //subject
$header = "From: ". $Name . " <" . $email . ">\r\n"; //optional headerfields

mail($recipient, $subject, $mail_body, $header); //mail command :)
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