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Old 06-03-2009, 06:02 AM   #1
SibLiant
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Apache virtual host send email without email server


Hello all,

Debian 5, apache 2.2

I've got Apache up and hosting multiple sites. Each site will have a php contact me page that will simply dump an email to a fixed address. What program should i be using to accomplish this? I've used nullmailer before but that assumes you have a fixed smarthost somewhere which I don't. Can anyone point me in the right direction. Thanks!
 
Old 06-03-2009, 06:30 AM   #2
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Why not just install postfix and allow it only to relay local mail?
 
Old 06-03-2009, 07:10 AM   #3
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Agreed, Postfix (or EXIM the default Debian Mailer), and configure as Internet site when prompted. shouldn't need to do anything else with it in the way of configuration.
 
Old 06-03-2009, 12:04 PM   #4
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That's the direction I think I needed. I installed nullmailer on the box. I'm guessing I'll just blow away that installation and just apt postfix and you're saying it should prompt me to install as "internet site". I'll give that a shot and let you know. Thanks.
 
Old 06-03-2009, 12:44 PM   #5
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You could use PHPMailer http://phpmailer.codeworxtech.com/index.php
 
Old 06-03-2009, 05:40 PM   #6
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Yup, when installing postfix it will automatically setup correctly for you to send email from the local machine only when you select 'Internet Site' configuration.

Make sure your hostname is correct and resolvable, otherwise the machine may end up as an unknown site for strict resolvability. It's not a big deal, you just have to ensure the files /etc/hostname and /etc/resolv.conf are setup correctly prior to installing postfix.

If you've any other issues, post here and we'll help...
 
Old 06-03-2009, 09:46 PM   #7
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I have a blog post available on how-to properly change the hostname if you happen to need it..
http://www.linuxquestions.org/blog/f...hostname-1648/
 
  


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