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Re: Sendmail


On Wed, 2009-02-04 at 01:45 -0800, Adil Drissi wrote:
> Hi,
> I have successfully installed Mysql and PHP but I am unable to send email via php. Sendmail is already installed apparently. I want to know if there is a way to test email by sendmail command lines. Another thing is that how to configure sendmail because i'm just a regular customer of an internet provider. I know the provider's mail server parameters. Can sendmail be used with these parameters?
> Thank you


In order to test an e-mail file all you have to do is use the following:

cat $desired_filename | sendmail -t

The file you create must have

From: user domainfrom com
To: user domainto com
Subject: This is a test
<Blank Line>
Body of Message

Where <blank line> is just a carriage return or blank line.

and "------------------------" is not part of the data in the file

Configuring sendmail ranges from very simple to way too complex to think
about.  You will need to purchase the BAT book "Sendmail" by O'Rielly.
The syntax and grammar are to varied to discuss on the list, but send me
an e-mail if you want some offline help.

Greg Ennis

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