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    mail() Function Reliability

    I use this quite often, and to avoid not knowing weather or not it was reaching the inbox, I've tested quite a few mail servers and kept records of ones that are working via the responses I've gotten from others. Here is a list of mail servers that do not block mail() function messages:

    *GMAIL
    *HOTMAIL
    *MSN
    *AOL
    *MY LOCAL HOSPITAL (it is one of the biggest in the United States employing more than 10,000 people, so I am assuming that most companies will go easy on this function as well, but that is just an assumption.)

    These servers do filter out the messages, one way or another, and thus they never reach the inbox:

    *YAHOO (sent to the SPAM folder)
    *LYCOS (messages are completely deleted without warning)


    These are all that I know of. If anyone has others that they can add to the list, by all means do so!
    Last edited by ajetrumpet; 09-10-2009 at 04:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.codingforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=6
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    Here is a list of mail servers that do not block mail() function messages:

    *GMAIL
    *HOTMAIL
    *MSN
    *AOL
    *MY LOCAL HOSPITAL (it is one of the biggest in the United States employing more than 10,000 people, so I am assuming that most companies will go easy on this function as well, but that is just an assumption.)

    These servers do filter out the messages, one way or another, and thus they never reach the inbox:

    *YAHOO (sent to the SPAM folder)
    *LYCOS (messages are completely deleted without warning)
    I've to disagree. You might be sending some suspicious/spam contents.
    The Dream is not what you see in sleep; Dream is the thing which doesn't let you sleep. --(Dr. APJ. Abdul Kalam)

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    thanks for reply. i certainly thought this was in the right place. and no, i'm not sending spam. but i guess we'll never really know for sure. at any rate, for the community I'm sure this is useful info to be posted if anyone is still left that uses this function.

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    Excuse me, but how do the servers know that your mail is being generated via the php mail() function? It's all about how you build your header, correct?

    In the past I had quite a few problems with AOL, finally someone gave me a simple suggestion on a header change and magically the problems went away (or at least nobody has complained if they still exist).


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