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    gmail and php's mail

    Does anyone know if google restrict how many emails from a server gets delivered to a mailbox for x amount of time?

    I am sorting out a site at the moment and have been testing with gmail but have found delivery quite unreliable.

    I have tried playing around with some headers but nothing seems to make much difference. The first email tends to get through then no others will.

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    My CMS emails my gmail account when I get any comments etc which can sometimes be upwards of ten a minute and gmail lets them through no problem. Firstly check your spam folder on gmail to see if there not been shunted through to there.
    Web Developer & Geek: hybridlogic.co.uk ~ lukelanchester.com

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    I have been checking the spam folder and nothing shows there. I have now found that AOL class the emails as spam.

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    Just tried a random string as the text and as the title for the emails and found that everyone got through with no changes made to the script in any other way.

    Looks like Gmail is trying to be too clever and blocking emails that are too similar.

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    If you need the emails only delivered to your address a clever trick is to add the From address to your contacts.
    Programming boils down to three things: fast, good and cheap.
    Please pick two.


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