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Old 09-09-2005, 02:41 AM   #1
kimashi
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Sendmail


currently send mail is set up so if it bounces it trys to return it to apache@localhost.localdomain. i would like that to be my e-mail address that it is being 'sent' from so i will be notified of all bounced e-mails.

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Old 09-09-2005, 09:37 AM   #2
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Hi,

Could we have bit more detail please... It sounds to me as if you are trying to send the email via PHP or a webmail account. Normally a mail server doesn't have place to send bounced mail other than the sender of the original email. There is the concept of a dead letter which is a returned email (bounced) which couldn't be sent back to the originator. Do you mean that?

So the question is how are you sending the email? When I know that, we will know why is it set to apache@localhost.local.

In passing apache and sendmail have nothing to do with each other so I doubt sendmail is "set up so if it bounces it trys to return it to apache@localhost.localdomain."

Thanks,

THP
 
Old 09-09-2005, 02:17 PM   #3
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that is correct i am trying to send mail thought a php script to people. it works just fine, and has a from of my e-mail i want. but if the mail bounces, like the e-mail no long exsists or was typed in wrong, i want it to go to the same 'from' address
 
Old 09-12-2005, 03:04 AM   #4
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Hi,

OK, so the problem is that using the PHP mail function and sendmail you can set the From: address in the contents of the email message but you can't on the envelope. The web server becomes the sender of the email which is why the MAIL FROM: in the envelope is being set to apache.

So I see two choices:

1) Don't use the built-in PHP mail functions in the script but rather use something like PHPMailer which is full featured email transfer class for PHP.
http://phpmailer.sourceforge.net/

2) Configure your machine correctly to have the right domain name (not localhost.local) and then forward all emails from the apache account to yourself using the .forward file.

I hope that helps,

THP
 
  


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