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    Question Can I change the name of the sender for a PHP generated email?

    Is it possible to change the name of the sender for a PHP generated email?
    PHP Code:
    mail($recipient$subject$message
    My company's website is hosted with GoDaddy (not my choice, it was done long before I began working for them). The sender associated with a PHP email (i.e., the server) has this cryptic looking name with a mix of random numbers and letters. I guess this is the server's name. This server is owned by GoDaddy, if I'm not mistaken, and I guess I can't change the name through them. I'm also afraid that if the server's name is changed, then it would break the site, since it runs on Wordpress.

    So is there a way to just change the name of the sender for a PHP email? Could I possibly make it go through some other email address? The reason I need to do this is that the current email address is too cryptic and people might think it is spam or something, because the company's name isn't in it.

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    Yes. Look at http://www.php.net/mail

    You'll notice it has a 4th and 5th parameter that you can use to set the from address.
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    So seriously, loosen up that tie, let out the belt, and try relating to normal people on the street instead of the gentleman's club crowd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangoforce View Post
    Yes. Look at http://www.php.net/mail

    You'll notice it has a 4th and 5th parameter that you can use to set the from address.
    Thanks. I never knew there were more parameters to the mail function. I'll give it a shot. Otherwise I'll be back .


 

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