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    Modifying PHP5.ini to send BB forum mail

    hello all,

    I have done extensive research on getting my forum's php mail to work correctly. I saw the error that relates to my problem here: http://community.mybb.com/thread-749...html#pid551799


    I have godaddy and the tech told me that the software was most likely trying to send mail from LOCALHOST. He and another tech tested the PHP through their servers and verified that it worked. The advanced dept told him that I needed to create an INI file in my root in order to change the mail settings.

    The last post in this thread is what he suggested I follow: http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=749860

    I created a PHP5.ini file in notepad with this content:
    PHP Code:
    SMTP relay-hosting.secureserver.net
    sendmail_from 
    webmaster@secureserver.net 
    I uploaded it to my root directory and tried to get subscription emails to my address by posting with no luck. I really have no idea what I'm doing by writing PHP in notepad. Can anyone give me some help as to what syntax is correct? Or maybe, if I'm even on the right path to correcting this "localhost" issue that the tech was talking about? Thanks!

    **The mail effort was logged in the admin CP (even after I uploaded my INI file to the root):

    Last edited by ajetrumpet; 08-25-2010 at 07:48 AM.


 

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