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User conformation e-mail help desparately needed

User conformation e-mail help desparately needed

Tuesday 31 August 2004 10:28:22 pm - 4 replies

I am using Apache, PHP, and MysSQL on Redhat linux and I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to change the "From" in the e-mail that is sent to a user after he or she has just registered. Right now the e-mails say they are from "Apache" and I'd like it to say something different like "Webmaster", specifically, like webmaster@mysite, com.instead of apache@muysite.com.
Please help!

Kimball Forbes
StoneFly Technology

Modified on Tuesday 31 August 2004 10:30:28 pm by StoneFly Techonology

Tuesday 31 August 2004 11:03:07 pm

Hi,

In your site.ini.append file set the EmailSender under [MailSettings]

Example:

[MailSettings]
EmailSender=webmaster@mysite.com

Ole M.

Modified on Tuesday 31 August 2004 11:03:25 pm by Ole Morten Halvorsen

Tuesday 31 August 2004 11:52:15 pm

Ole,

Thanks for your quick reply. I've tried doing what you wrote, but it has not worked. I even tried restarting apache, and sendmail multiple times in conjunction with the ini settings. Can you offer any further help? perhaps the header from an e-mail with the wrong "From"?

Thank you for all your help,
Kimball

Wednesday 01 September 2004 1:38:44 am

I haven't looked at the code but I suspect that this is an issue with the way the ezmail system intergrates with the local mail configuration (via the mail function I suspect).

I suspect you are using sendmail for delivery and not SMTP. I _think_ this would be an issue of the Envelope address Vs the Header address. Have you tried switching to using SMTP?

See http://www-uxsup.csx.cam.ac.uk/~jw35/docs/php-mail.html for an explainatiopn of 'Envelope' vs 'Header' address.

Cheers
Bruce

Modified on Saturday 11 September 2004 6:04:12 am by Bruce Morrison

Thursday 02 September 2004 8:54:52 pm

Bruce,

Thank you for your help, you have set me in the right direction. Thank you for taking the time to help me.

Sincerely,
Kimball

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