[thelist] PHP Mail() function

Dan Parry dan at shaded.plus.com
Sun Jun 1 07:55:25 CDT 2014


Mail-limiting certainly is possible; I run it on my Hetzner server. The
rate I set is 1000 emails per hour per domain, but the limit can be set on
a per-domain basis. Do you have any control over your server? A control
panel or SSH, maybe?

What is your hosting setup?


On 30 May 2014 06:15, Santilal Parbhu <santilal at scorpioneng.co.nz> wrote:

> Hi
> 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?
> Thanks.
> Santilal
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