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    SitePoint Guru gavwvin's Avatar
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    hotmail and php mail

    Hotmail and PHP-sent mail aren't good friends. All php-issued mail is put straight in the junk mail folder in hotmail.. is there any way to prevent this?

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    Same thing with Yahoo I belive

    noreply@___ siginfys junk mail for Yahho I THINK
    Also, auto generatedness belive it is spam. I dunno tho =/

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavwvin
    is there any way to prevent this?
    it's simple- Take over microsoft and change hotmail!
    Actually doing it may be slightly more challenging

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    maybe your missing a particular header or something?

    ill have a look around and see what i can find.

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    Email sent automatically has a much, much higher chance to end up in the junk email folder, for obvious reasons. The only real way to solve this is to contact hotmail about it. They have a special process for things like this - when I get back to the office, I'll look up the link for you.
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    There's no specific reason why a mail sent from a PHP script vs. an email client should be treated any more or less as spam providing you have the correct mail headers in place to start with. You can mask every aspect of the mail sending so there is no way Hotmail could even tell it came from a PHP script. Hotmail is very fussy about inconsistent / invalid mail headers.

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    SitePoint Guru gavwvin's Avatar
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    so what headers specifically do I need to send to fool it? Its annoying because although its send automatically its not spam, things like email varification or a bulk email to all members about some important change in the running of the site.

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    Before you assume that it's the headers fouling up the message, have you tried sending the contents of one of your messages from a normal mail account? It's possible that the content of your messages is the problem. Might be an easier test.

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    Umm. PHP Guru....Naaaah jaswinder_rana's Avatar
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    About the headers, for eg see what Outlook express sends. You can fake it to be some thing like that.


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