how to avoid 'nobody'

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I installed osCommerce on Apache server. By default it sends out e-mails
from the account 'nobody'. However, this option is turned off by the hosting
provider. Is there a way to make it send mail from a real account? Is there
a scripting solution for it (some PHP script)?

I would appreciate your advice.

Thank you,

Peter Afonin

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To send an email from PHP where the sender appears as

mail($to, $subject, $message, $header, $param);

Geoff M

Re: how to avoid 'nobody'

Thank you, Geoff, I'll try this.


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Re: how to avoid 'nobody'

Geoff Muldoon wrote:

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You can try to replace php's ini setting for 'from_email' before sending
the email , with ini_set() , and put it back after. Be aware that some
hosts won't allow sending emails other than a valid 'from' email


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Re: how to avoid 'nobody'

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I use Manual Lemos' MIME e-mail message class to send emails; just download
the classes and try a test, its VERY simple to use. You can send mail via
SMTP authentication using any server you want, and the emails do a great
job of actually getting through to recipients without being flagged as

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