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  • [Forum] PHP e-mail not working.

    Hey there,

    my php e-mail function is not working since Dreamhost changed their e-mail policy. the problem was that vB would show no error when sending an e-mail but it would not arrive in my inbox. I explained my situation to Dreamhost and got this:



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    Hello,

    I'm very sorry to hear about the trouble with email sending. The timing
    you note below corresponds to a mail service policy change. It's noted
    here:

    http://dhurl.org/20b

    To be clear, the "From:" field must either have an @domain.com part that
    is hosted at Dreamhost, or it can be set to the actual sending address
    from the web server ([email protected]). The mail servers
    reject (bounce) mail sent with a disallowed "From:" address. That's
    possibly why your tests have been unsuccessful, the part that needed
    changing wasn't changed. I can see in your user's mail directory
    (/home/theopenjam/Maildir/new) example bounces. Here's the details from a
    recent one:

    ...
    Final-Recipient: rfc822; [email protected]
    Action: failed
    Status: 5.7.1
    Remote-MTA: dns; pinkiepie.dreamhost.com
    Diagnostic-Code: smtp; 550 5.7.1 Sender domain not allowed. Please read:
    http://dhurl.org/20b

    --7621E19714A.1347300624/jackson.dreamhost.com
    Content-Description: Undelivered Message
    Content-Type: message/rfc822
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

    Received: by jackson.dreamhost.com (Postfix, from userid 162382)
    id 7621E19714A; Mon, 10 Sep 2012 11:10:24 -0700 (PDT)
    To: [email protected]
    Subject: New Private Message at The Open Jam
    From: "The Open Jam" <[email protected]>
    ...

    "Sender domain not allowed" is the exact item stating the issue and the
    From being a yahoo.com address is the reason. Please be sure to use the
    "Reply-To:" field if you intend that the messages be able to be replied
    to. Most email programs will use it, if present, without extra effort on
    the recipient's part. The change was rolled out slowly since it's
    reasonable to think that many would be using this particular practice
    (that's possibly why it was abused widely by malicious software, which
    cause wide web server mail blocks). I hope that's a bit clearer now. Let
    me know if you have further questions.

    Thanks,
    Ryan C


    On Mon, 10 Sep 2012, you wrote:

    > Hello, I run a vbulletin forum at www.theopenjam.net. about three months
    > ago, the php mail function has stopped working. In the diagnostics section
    > of the adminCP, I can send a test e-mail and it gives me no errors, but the
    > mail doesn't arrive in my e-mail inbox. it doesn't matter which e-mail
    > address I send the test e-mail to, the server will not send out any e-mails.
    > because of this, new users were not able to receive registration confirmation
    > e-mails and subscription e-mails. can you please look into this? thanks

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    So which vB settings would I have to change to get php e-mail to work again?

    thanks for any help!

  • #2
    Did you change the webmaster email to confirm with their email sending rules?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Zachery View Post
      Did you change the webmaster email to confirm with their email sending rules?
      it's always been iskim86 AT yahoo DOT com.

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      i don't think i quite understand what the customer service rep is telling me to do lol

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      • #4
        Your outgoing email address MUST match your domain name.

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        • #5
          WORKS! thank you!

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