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Bug #15495 mail() Warning failed to connect
Submitted: 2002-02-11 00:42 UTC Modified: 2002-02-11 04:33 UTC
From: chris_essner at yahoo dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Mail related
PHP Version: 4.1.1 OS: XP Pro and 2000 Pro
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2002-02-11 00:42 UTC] chris_essner at yahoo dot com
I am running Apache Version Apache/1.3.22 

ScriptAlias /php/ "f:/php/"
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
Action application/x-httpd-php "/php/php.exe"
LoadModule php4_module f:/php/sapi/php4apache.dll
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php

php script:

ini_set("SMTP", "");
mail("", "My Subject", "My Body");

I get 
Warning: Failed to Connect in C:\apache\htdocs\mail_test.php on line 3

The same script works fine on my FreeBSD box. I have seen posts around the same issue but have not grasped a clear understanding of any type of resolve.



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 [2002-02-11 02:48 UTC]
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 [2002-02-11 03:04 UTC] chris_essner at yahoo dot com
I'll be sure to follow your request to throw this into the support forum but I think this is a bug regardless.
 [2002-02-11 03:16 UTC] chris_essner at yahoo dot com
My apologies. It looks as though one must be sure of their smtp server. I am trying to use with a vaild address but it is still not working.
 [2002-02-11 03:18 UTC] chris_essner at yahoo dot com
If that last comment I made were true, however, why am I not getting the same error message on the FreeBSD box?
 [2002-02-11 04:33 UTC]
Haven't yahoo recently switched to authenticated smtp?
I believe you need to log in to your POP3 mailbox from
the machine that you want to send mail from, otherwise
it will not allow you to connect.

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