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Email Nightmares


m2000bug

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Hi there, Im runnging my oscommerce site from on a fasthosts server using windows.

 

I have looked through various topivcs in the forums and and tried to follow the various instructions but nothing has seemed to work.

[send email from admin panle, contact us, new account, password reminder etc]

 

In my admin panel I have:-

 

E-Mail Transport Method smtp

E-Mail Linefeeds LF

Use MIME HTML When Sending Emails true

Verify E-Mail Addresses Through DNS false

Send E-Mails true

 

I have looked up fasthosts and they say the following:-

Email must be sent to or from an email address hosted by Fasthosts. [which mine obviously is]

 

PHP

Use the PHP mail function and set the mail from using the following line of code - replacing $email_from with the correct domain name.

 

* ini_set("sendmail_from", " $email_from ");

 

You need to add a fifth "-f" parameter to the sendmail function. This will set the name of the from address.

 

* mail($email_to, $email_subject, $email_message, $headers, '-f'.$email_from);

 

 

Trouble is, I am fairly new to all this and have only really used PHP to set up ocCommerce so I have a very limited knowledge.

 

I just don't know what this '-f' is all about, where to put it and what the hell is a fith parameter?

Has anyone else got an osCommerce site running on fasthosts with windows and did you manage to get email working?

 

I would greatly appreciate anyones help, this seems to be the only issue holding me back [touch wood]

 

Thanks in advance,

Kev.

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Fasthosts is absolutely hopeless for hosting an osCommerce website - even if you're on one of their Linux packages you'll have problems.

 

Whatever you do don't pay for their Shared SSL - it doesn't work.

 

If you wish to persevere with Fasthosts then at least get them to transfer your site to a Linux server.

 

Vger

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Fasthosts is absolutely hopeless for hosting an osCommerce website - even if you're on one of their Linux packages you'll have problems.

 

Whatever you do don't pay for their Shared SSL - it doesn't work.

 

If you wish to persevere with Fasthosts then at least get them to transfer your site to a Linux server.

 

Vger

ok looks like im pretty stuffed then!

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