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Email from with PHP object?

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I am preparing to use PHP mail to send and email to an automated system.  My problem is that I need to be able to change the from email address with every message I send.  Now, it automatically defaults to the address for the server that sent the mail.

It currently sends like this;

mail( "to:", "subject:", "message:", "email header:" );

I need it to send like this;

mail( "to:", "subject:", "message:", "from:" );

Is there a way to do this with PHP?  Do I have to use a different email object or something?

Thanks!
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You can do it like this:


$headers = 'From: "sendername" <senderemail@adress.com>'."\n"
mail('to@adress.com', 'subject', 'message body', $headers);


you can also add a bounce address:
$headers .= 'Return-Path: <bounce@address.com'."\n"
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by:flatery
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Perfect, Thanks!!
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by:vincevincevince
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the from information is part of the header, which should be quite full... a more full header may be:

$headers = "MIME-Version: 1.0\r\nContent-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1\r\nFrom: Webmaster <admin@yourdomain.com>\r\nTo: Recipient <Recipients@email.add>\r\nReply-To: Webmaster <admin@yourdomain.com>\r\nX-Priority: 1\r\nX-MSMail-Priority: High\r\n X-Mailer: PHP mail function"
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true, that can be in the header.

content-type --> php adds that automaticly (plain text)
from --> is set via another parameter in the mail-function
to --> is set via another parameter in the mail-function
reply-to --> can be usefull; indeed
priority --> don't set priority's to high all the time; it's so annoying when you get email that says priority "high" when in fact its just a joke.
x-mailer --> don't see any use for this header other then it will increase the size of the email with a couple of bytes.
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