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Old 07-09-2002
problem with sendmail, help please!

I run UNIX and PHP

I use a forum (ibf)
and the mail() function from PHP only allows emails to be sent to an email account that is on my server, so IT doesn't send any emails for example to

How can I fix this?
I have to edit php.ini???'

Please help me
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Old 07-09-2002
It matters what mail you are running, but you could under sendmail add an alias to send the mail to your hotmail account.

If you are running sendmail, look for /etc/aliases and vi the file.
Add something like


This should then allow the email to be forwarded (without the need of setting up the local user and using the .forward file).

To send to more then one account -

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Old 07-09-2002
Ok yes, but the problem, is that the forum uses the "sendmail" via mail() function, so **it need to be able to send emails to everyone**

like if someone has suscribed to a topic, it send an email when there's a reply.

So that wouldn't fix the problem...
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Old 07-09-2002
Don't have an answer - but search with email and/or forum and you might get something to help.

If not, post back and maybe someone with more PHP experience can assist.
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