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mail() function - "sendmail_from" not set in php.ini

mail() function - "sendmail_from" not set in php.ini

mail() function - "sendmail_from" not set in php.ini

I need to use mail() function on several PHP pages.
(we are renting web space on win2000 server and have access through H-Sphere control panel)


Warning: mail(): "sendmail_from" not set in php.ini or custom "From:" header missing

I put a copy of php.ini in the root of my website as someone from tech support suggested some time ago.

here is what it looks like in php.ini after my changes:
[mail function]
; For Win32 only.
SMTP = ; for Win32 only
;smtp_port = 25
sendmail_from= ; for Win32 only
still getting the same error...

Is php.ini in the wrong place or something else is not correct?

thank you
test file w/php mail function:


$email = ""; # email address of recipient
$subject = "This is a test email"; # subject of email
$body = "This is where the text goes...";
$mail_hrd = "From: &lt;;";



RE: mail() function - "sendmail_from" not set in php.ini

I think it's because you are sharing the server, and your php.ini is not read by PHP.

You can try this:
ini_set ("SMTP","");
ini_set ("sendmail_from","");

put them on top of your page, in the PHP tag. See whether it makes any different.

RE: mail() function - "sendmail_from" not set in php.ini


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RE: mail() function - "sendmail_from" not set in php.ini


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RE: mail() function - "sendmail_from" not set in php.ini

Question:  I am running a mb that works off phpbb.  I am having a similar problem. sendmail_from has no calue and the sendmail_path is showing the default. I know how to fix the issue but, unfortunately, my server host doesn't give me access to my php.ini file.

Would this workaround work in this situation? If so, where do I need to place it?

RE: mail() function - "sendmail_from" not set in php.ini

Place this on top of your page.

ini_set ("SMTP","");
ini_set ("sendmail_from","");

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