[thelist] PHP Mail() function

Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz
Fri May 30 08:45:22 CDT 2014

Hourly limits are commonly 100 - 500 messages per hour if imposed. Ask your hosting provider to check their fine print. if you have access check for php logged errors in a file called error_log, typically in webhome but maybe in the folder where your scripts live.  Maybe also check in /home/$account/mail/new for email logged messages. Make up a simple mail test in PHP, also try UNIX mail command if you have shell access.

mail your_email at your_domain -s "test" < some_test_file

On 05/30/2014 05:27 AM, patrick wrote:
> On 5/30/2014 7:19 am, Paul Waring wrote:
>> It's highly unlikely that the limit will show in phpinfo(), since
>> there's no built-in functionality for limiting mail in PHP that I'm
>> aware of (except disabling the mail() function altogether). If there is
>> a limit, it will probably be set somewhere in the mail server software
>> configuration.
>> Paul
> There can also be a limit set in cPanel (or equivalent control panel) that will throttle mail for the account if you hit a certain failure percentage

Bob Meetin
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