Re: w.r.t. mail() function
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On 23-05-2012 06:12, Ashwani Kesharwani wrote:
Hi , I have a query w.r.t. mail() function in php. I have hosted my site and i have created an email account as well. when i am sending mail to different recipient from my php script using above function it is getting delivered to respective recipients as expected. However if I want to see those mail in the sent folder of my email account , i can not see those mails there. How can I achieve this. Any suggestions. Regards Ashwani
Simply put: the email account you have created is being ignored by the mail() function.
It doesn't matter if you created an email account or not; if I wanted to, I could make mail() send emails from president@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx or from kofi.annan@xxxxxx. The mails would never appear in their outboxes, simply because an outbox or sent mail folder is a local copy of your mail, made by the mail client. It has nothing, intrinsically, to do with emailing anyone.
If I try email someone, this happens: 1. I load my mail client 2. I type my mail and press send 3. My mail client stores a copy of this mail in the sent folder4. My mail client contacts the server, and tells it that it has a mail from me, to a certain adress, and then hands it over.
5. My mail client tells me "mail sent successfully" If I use PHP's mail function, the following happens: 1. The PHP script is ran 2. The mail() function is invoked with the email message to send as a string3. The mail() function starts up a local program called sendmail (or a program which does roughly the same thing), which it then gives the entire message to send to. 4. sendmail contacts the server, and tells it that it has a mail from me, to a certain adress, and then hands it over.
5. the mail() function says "mail sent succesfully"So, as you can see, the storage of the email in the sent box has nothing to do with actual sending of the mail, but purely with the use of your mail client, which PHP does not use (obviously). If you really do want to store the email, you'll have to do it yourself. "admin" (which is an annoying nickname on the internet! Please change it!) has already showed you a few ways to do so.
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