Setting PHP Mail function on linux for SMTP server

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Just unsure how to do this? In my php.ini file, there is the option to set a SMTP server, however, this is for windows?
How can I link my mail function to my SMTP server when php is installed on linux - Ubuntu 10.4. Thanks.

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It looks like PHP's mail function in Linux relies on sendmail which does not easily support external SMTP servers.

I usually just let it send mail from the same server. The negative to that is that if you are on a dynamic IP, they are frequently blacklisted for spam.

For past projects, I used a class called HTMLMimeMail5 (seems to be renamed to RMail). This allows the remote SMTP server to be specified as well as several other options.

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ok thanks. I thought that might be the case.

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