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Old 06-18-2004, 04:54 AM   #1
TVScoundrel
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Sending mail with PHP on linux machine through exchange on Windows server 2003


Hi everybody,

I have a website on a linux Redhat 9 runing apache with PHP4.

I wish to use the mail() command with PHP but I can't seem to be able to configure my PHP to work with our local mailserver wich is EXCHANGE on a Windows Server 2003 box.

I tried changing my PHP.ini file

SMTP = localMailserverIP

sendmail_from = account@localMailserver (this is a POP enabled account)

but it doesn't work. I am able however to send mail when using a mailclient with the same info from the redhat box.

Anybody have an idea?

Cheers,
TVScoundrel
 
Old 06-18-2004, 08:12 AM   #2
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Hi

On Linux, what you set in php.ini does not matter - only for Windows.

I think the reason is that most if not all linuxes should have setup email - in Unix email is used for a lot of stuff, e.g. a task scheduler (cron) sends email to root when something is wrong.

So just install a MTA - you can use sendmail, exim, postfix and many others. I think postfix is the easiest to setup. Then configure it to use the exchange server as "smart host" - and the mail function in PHP will work.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 12:02 PM   #3
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Thanks dude, It's working fine now!!

Cheers,
TVScoundrel

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