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Old 02-22-2006, 04:43 AM   #1
juancha
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Email never arrives via my php script


Hi I'm quite strong in php but weak in Linux, I wrote a simple script to send an email.........as the script uses if/else statements I get a success message as if the mail reaches the outgoing mail service but each time I never receive the email...no matter what to: address I use or however many times I try.

I don't have root access to the box I'm developing on but my boss does.....he got into the mail logs and here's what he saw......

tms1:/var/spool/exim4/msglog# cat *

2006-02-21 18:47:54 Received from www-data@ U=www-data P=local S=438

2006-02-21 18:47:56 juan_chandler@hotmail.com R=dnslookup T=remote_smtp: SMTP error from remote mailer after MAIL FROM:<www-data@> SIZE=1471: host mx3.hotmail.com [65.54.244.72]: 501 Invalid Address

Process failed (1) when writing error message to www-data@ (frozen)tms1:/var/spool/exim4/msglog#

What does this mean?

I can telnet in on port 25 and send email at the command line.

here's the php script I wrote

<?php

//Declarate the necessary variables
$mail_to="juan_chandler@hotmail.com";
$mail_from="Juan@theinternetgroup.com";
$mail_sub="Emailing with php";
$mail_mesg="This is a test to see if I am able to email using php";

//Check for success/failure of delivery
if(mail($mail_to,$mail_sub,$mail_mesg,"From:$mail_from/r/nReply-to:$mail_from")){
echo "E-mail has been sent successfully to $mail_to";
}
else{
echo "Failed to send the E-mail from $mail_sub to $mail_to";
}
?>

Can anyone help please?
 
Old 02-22-2006, 05:21 AM   #2
Wim Sturkenboom
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Code:
if(mail($mail_to,$mail_sub,$mail_mesg,"From:$mail_from/r/nReply-to:$mail_from")){
That one maybe? It's usually backslash-r backslash-n.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 05:37 AM   #3
timmeke
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So \r\n, not /r/n
 
  


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