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Bug #68523 mail() function returns false but the email was sent.
Submitted: 2014-11-29 10:00 UTC Modified: 2014-12-01 20:27 UTC
From: dpkshrma01 at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Mail related
PHP Version: 5.6Git-2014-11-29 (snap) OS: Kubuntu 14.04
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2014-11-29 10:00 UTC] dpkshrma01 at gmail dot com
Description:
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mail() function returns boolean false but the email was recieved on the other end.

Test script:
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<?php
error_reporting(E_ALL);
ini_set('display_errors', 1);
$to = 'mail@email.com'; // sample email
var_dump(mail( $to, 'checking mail return value', "It is just a test mail."));

// output : boolean false
// but mail is recieved at mail@email.com

Expected result:
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boolean true

Actual result:
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boolean false

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 [2014-11-29 10:03 UTC] dpkshrma01 at gmail dot com
Bug #12335 reports the same issue, but, php version was out-dated, the php version for this bug report was 5.5.9
 [2014-12-01 20:27 UTC] aharvey@php.net
-Status: Open +Status: Not a bug
 [2014-12-01 20:27 UTC] aharvey@php.net
This is likely to be a system configuration issue: your sendmail binary is evidently returning a non-zero error code, even though it's delivering the message, and PHP is faithfully reporting the result. You should probably look into your MTA logs to see what error is occurring.
 
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