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Hi,

There is a little PHP application that is hosted on Windows server
and since 2 days the Mail function stop working with no reason.
The customer service is very slow so I investigate what can cause this issue
The script hasn't change, on the host side they said that they didn't change anything.
I have created a phpinfo page to see the existing settings and one line got my attention

disable_functions mail mail

Is this the culprit, is this line mean that they have turn off the mail function?
If this is the case will I be abe to use SMTP instead?

What else should I check?
To me everything was working fine for more then one year and no scripts modification so this mean that something have change on the server.

I know that I can change hosting company but my boss don't really want...
Thanks
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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Phpmailer is your friend.
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by:lenamtl
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I think Phpmailer will use the same mail method

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Aaron Tomosky earned 500 total points
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Nope. Mail uses sendmail. Ppmailer connects to an smtp server either on that box or another.
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by:lenamtl
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Finally the hosting company have fix it and I was right about
disable_functions mail
That was the problem
 
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by:lenamtl
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I did not use your solution but this was a good solution
so I award you the points.

Thanks for your help
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