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bounce header for PHP mail script

Posted on 2001-06-13
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Hello All,
I have a script that sends email (Sendmail), but I would like the bounces to go a particular mailbox.  What is the header that I use to do this?  I thought it might be Return-Path, but this didn't seem to work for me.  If you have something that works, feel free to post the code.  If you could provide me with a link to the location on the sendmail site that gives a listing of headers and what they do, that would be great.

Thanks,

Tom
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by:ykf2000
ID: 6189150
HI

try editing your php.ini file and change the sendmail command line to

sendmail -t -f thebouncemail@yourdomain.com
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by:Curieux
ID: 6190554
Hi,

Perhaps you want only this script to use a particular bounce address. So it wouldn't be a good idea to fix it in the php.ini.
I suggest doing this:

$mail_header  = "FROM: $your_email \n";
$mail_header .= "REPLY-TO: $bounce_email \n";


mail($receiver_email,$subject,$mail_text,$mail_header);

Regards
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Curieux earned 200 total points
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Oops a little mistake in my code above:

$mail_header  = "FROM: $your_email \n";
$mail_header .= "REPLY-TO: $return_email \n";
$mail_header .= "RETURN-PATH: $bounce_email \n";

mail($receiver_email,$subject,$mail_text,$mail_header);

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by:higijj
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What's the bounce email for?

the REPLY-TO I got it.. but RETURN-PATH ?
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by:tom419
ID: 6191354
The idea being that if a message is sent to an invalid address or some other problem that causes it to be returned, I want it to be returned to a particular address.  True, I could just send the message with the 'bounced email' address as the From address, but then people couldn't just reply to the email.

Curieux: I thought I tried this once before, but I'll try your code and do it again.  I figured RETURN-PATH was it for me, but it just didn't seem to work last time.

Thank you everyone for your help.

Tom
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by:Curieux
ID: 6191678
Tom419 here's the page on sendmail.org for the headers:
http://www.sendmail.org/rfc/0822.html

Good luck :o

Curieux
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by:tom419
ID: 6195626
Curieux:
This worked for me after all!  And thanks for the link to the Sendmail headers.  I appreciate your help.

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