[BlueOnyx:14332] Re: php mail function issue

Ralf Quint pcworxla at gmail.com
Thu Jan 30 21:09:55 PET 2014


Have been away from BlueOnyx for a while but installed a 5106 version 
(for now, 5107 won't install on this 386MB RAM box and I do not have a 
better spare machine around).
Now I have the need to allow email from one of the two sites hosted on 
that server via a PHP mail form.
The form, with spam checks and everything works fine, but the problem is 
that the domain in question has their email serviced through Google 
Apps, so I need to go through an external SMTP server with authentication.
Michael himself recommended PHPmailer a while back, which I found as 
well while looking around for a better solution than the limited 
standard PHP mail() function, though the official version apparently is 
now on Github (https://github.com/Synchro/PHPMailer).

What would be the appropriate steps to get this installed on a 5106 box? 
Any chance to just to a yum install or do I need to install this manually?

thanks for any useful insight,

Ralf

> That is a good point. I've always found PHP's mail() function lacking and
> usually either used one of the available PEAR functions instead, or more
> recently switched to an external class that handles sending mails in a much
> better fashion.
>
> Here are some good examples:
>
> http://email.about.com/od/emailprogrammingtips/qt/PHP_Email_SMTP_Authentication.htm
>
> A very good PHP class for sending emails is this one (which is what I'm
> using):
>
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpmailer/
>
> It can send emails using SMTP-Auth using SSL for the transmission, adds proper
> headers (even custom ones) and allows you to easily send multipart messages
> that consist of an HTML part and a text part. You can even let it use multiple
> relay servers for sending mails. So if one relay is down, it'll use the other
> specified one.


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