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    mail() not sending emails thru Yahoo Small Biz Hosting

    Hello CF community!

    I don't know specifically where to post this concern. My problem is either
    my PHP code mail() or Yahoo Small Biz Hosting.

    I have a form that when you click Submit, it calls a php file and will send it
    to email. I uploaded the files in Yahoo Small Biz Hosting, and when I use the
    form, I am not able to receive any email from the form even the spam folder,
    nothing's there.

    BUT when I upload the files to another hosting I am able to receive the email
    it goes to my spam folder.

    1. What seems to be the problem?
    2. Is PHP enabled by default on Yahoo Small Biz Hosting? (I don't have the access to the account, the client provided me just the FTP so I'm not aware
    on this)
    3. How to resolve this? Is there a code to make this work?

    Anyone can help me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sircheel View Post
    Hello CF community!

    I don't know specifically where to post this concern. My problem is either
    my PHP code mail() or Yahoo Small Biz Hosting.

    I have a form that when you click Submit, it calls a php file and will send it
    to email. I uploaded the files in Yahoo Small Biz Hosting, and when I use the
    form, I am not able to receive any email from the form even the spam folder,
    nothing's there.

    BUT when I upload the files to another hosting I am able to receive the email
    it goes to my spam folder.

    1. What seems to be the problem?
    2. Is PHP enabled by default on Yahoo Small Biz Hosting? (I don't have the access to the account, the client provided me just the FTP so I'm not aware
    on this)
    3. How to resolve this? Is there a code to make this work?

    Anyone can help me?
    if you want a really good answer, call Yahoo directly, although I doubt any CSR would even know what you're talking about.

    the mail() function, in my experience, RANDOMLY blocks messages and sends them to the spam folder. I have experimented with this frequently and some people with yahoos get the message and some don't. My account filters it, so there must be a setting within yahoo's mail server or online account settings that have to do with this.

    i would guess that there is no compatibility since yahoo filters incommings from PHP automatically, so it only makes sense that yahoo webbuilding software simply discards it.

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    I used to work for a Yahoo Small Biz development firm. What emails are you sending from? It has been over a year since I left, but I recall the from address having to be a real address in your hosting control panel's email account manager... which means it always had to come from an @yourhosteddomain.com address, and not just any arbitrary address.


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