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Please help - send email from cgi space

hmburg52
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Posts: 35
Registered: 11-08-2007

Please help - send email from cgi space

I am a complete newbie at this so here goes:  I have put a script on my cgi space that should send me an email.  It tells me its been sent but nothing arrives so I assume I haven't set it correctly.  What do I need to do to be able to send emails, I have PHPBB3 installed but it won't send emails so I thought I'd start at the beginning and see if anything could send ok!
Any help gratefully received, this is frustrating as hell!!
Thanks.
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Registered: 13-04-2007

Re: Please help - send email from cgi space

First check that its hasnt sent it and its been classed as spam and gone into the spam folder as this often happens. try sending it to another email address to check
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Re: Please help - send email from cgi space

Also its worth noting that some servers will not let you send email yet they'll still return a positive result when the mail functions are called. It's very annoying. Prohosting used to do this and it drove me mad.
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