Using PHP mail() on App Platform?

Posted January 10, 2022 102 views
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I have a simple contact form on my PHP website. I’m currently using the App Platform, where the mail() function does not seem to work.

What’s the best way to support a contact form on the App Platform? Can I enable mail()?


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Hi there,

Port 25 is most likely closed by default, what I could suggest instead is to use SMTP rather than plain PHP mail.

This will increase the deliverability rate of your emails and there are some free services like SendGrid for example that you could use.

Hope that this helps!