PHP email is sending from different address than specified

  • Posted December 2, 2013

Hi Forum,

My script is sending email but the email address is not the one I’m specifying on the script below. Instead a “” is the sender (which I believe is the default for my server)

Any ideas? Thank you

function SendMail($MailBody,$ToMail) { $IsSend=‘False’; try { $to = $ToMail;//“”; $subject = “LockLizard PDF Viewer license Information form”; $from = “”; // Insert From Mail $headers = ‘Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1’ . “\r<br/>”; $headers .= “From:” . $from;
ini_set( “sendmail_from”, “” );// Insert From Mail ini_set( “SMTP”, “” );
ini_set( “smtp_port”, “25” ); ini_set(“username”,“”); // Insert From Mail ini_set(“password”,“xxxxx”);// Insert From Mail Password mail($to,$subject,$MailBody,$headers); $IsSend=‘True’; } catch(exception $ex) { $IsSend=‘False’; echo 'Caught exception: ', $ex->getMessage(), “<br/>”;
} return $IsSend; }


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Awesome! :D <br> <br>Basically, you need to terminate each header with <code>\r\n</code> instead of <code>\r</code>. I’ve also changed a few bits of your code to make it cleaner and easier to read.

Dear Kamal, YOU ROCK!!! <br> <br>Thank you so much that did it, I have been struggling with this for so long I have no words to really thank you for this :)

Try replacing <pre>$headers = ‘Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1’ . “\r <br>”; <br>$headers .= “From:” . $from; </pre> with <pre>$headers = “Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1\r\n”; <br>$headers .= “From: {$from}”; </pre>