[thelist] PHP Mail() function

Santilal Parbhu santilal at scorpioneng.co.nz
Fri May 30 04:51:11 CDT 2014


Thanks for that.  Is there any way to see this limit using phpinfo() or any
other way.  I have asked the server host, but they have not offered any
possible explanation.  I probably sent about 20 emails over a half hour
period before it stopped working.  Hardly what I would call excessive, but
maybe there is some limitation if the emails are coming from a script.  It
has been about 4 hours and I am still not able to send emails from the

Thanks again.


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[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Paul Waring
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Subject: Re: [thelist] PHP Mail() function

On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 05:15:05PM +1200, Santilal Parbhu wrote:
> I am using the PHP mail() function to send emails from a hosted server.
> Typically values are read from a mysql table and put into an email 
> when requested by a user.  Periodically some users have reported that 
> the email doesn't get sent.  I have investigated and could not find 
> any reason.  The host provider also could not help.  Just today I was 
> changing the formatting of the email message.  To test the formatting I
sent test emails to myself.
> After about an hour or so, the emails just stopped.  This was not 
> related to any code change because I was only changing the structure 
> of the body of the message.  The thought then occurred to me that 
> perhaps there is a server setting that limits how many emails can be sent
in a certain period of time.
> Does anyone know if this is possible?

It's certainly possible for servers to limit outgoing messages in a given
time period, either by number of recipients or number of messages, or a
combination of the two.

Paul Waring

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