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raza.shahzad

can i not use mail() function to send emails to addresses online?

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Hello every one,
[quote]<?php
// The message
$message = "Line 1\nLine 2\nLine 3";

// In case any of our lines are larger than 70 characters, we should use wordwrap()
$message = wordwrap($message, 70);

// Send
mail('caffinated@example.com', 'My Subject', $message);
?> [/quote]
is there any problem in the above code? i used it to try n send email to my account from my windows PC. i have apache 1.3x, PHP 5 n mysql installed with some PHP extensions too. i don't have additional/extra knowledge of sending emails using php scripts. i can do it using smtp using tutorial in the book that i follow but i don't want to get stuck with smtp and other things. i want the send mail to be simple. few lines of codes.

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mail() in fact uses the local SMTP server.  are you getting any errors, or is it simply not sending?  if it simply isn't sending, it likely means that a spam filter is blocking it.

try:

[code]$mail_result = mail(stuff here);
echo ($mail_result === FALSE) ? 'mailing worked.' : 'mailing failed.';[/code]

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If you dont get errors and someone else hosts you, put this line in the top to see if you get errors
[code=php:0]
<?php
ini_set('display_errors', '1');
error_reporting(E_ALL);
?>
[/code]
and then use If and else statement to check if there were problems. This is basically with your SMTP

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the correct way you use \n in the wordwrap ok.

I told you before to look into wordwrap and to use it correctly instead of using copy and past.

Tested and working.
[code]
<?php
$to="me@me.com";
$subject="hi there it's me";
$message="hi there i am redaarow and i like php";
$message=wordwrap($message,8,"\n",1);

if(!$sendmail=mail($to,$subject,$message)){
echo " sorry message not sent";
}else{
echo "message sent thank you";
}
?>[/code]

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