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PHP Forms Not working with AOL email

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Msg#: 11780 posted 2:15 pm on Feb 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

Some time ago I posted an topic here about none of the forms (Utilizing PHP) on all my web sites were sending the necessary emails to any AOL addresses.

In addition, all email addresses on these web sites were not mail forwarding to AOL addresses.

<my host> informed me that multiple domain reside on the same IP address and while they do everything possible to stop spam some of these web sites on the same IP addresses as my site manage to send it out.

When AOL sees this, they automatically block any mail from the entire IP address thus rendering my forms and email forwarding disabled because my domain resides on the same IP.

I run about 8 different web sites that are spread throughout 4 different IP addresses and they are all being blocked.

The problem I am running into is that one of the web sites for my fire department has multiple forms on it going to various people in my department (fire prevention bureau , chief etc) These intended recipients for these forms use AOL as their primary receiving addresses and they do not want to change or have to check multiple email accounts daily by me creating them a web site based email address.

<my host> informs me they have been trying to fix this problem with AOL but it takes 24 hours to be fixed according to AOL (It has now been a week and forms are still not working) <my host> also informs me that once an site on the IP addresses sends out a bulk email again, AOL will immediately blcok the IP so then I am back to the forms not working.

I really need to get these forms back up and running ASAP with my fire department. Does anyone have any solution or recommendation for me?

[edited by: jatar_k at 7:37 pm (utc) on Feb. 17, 2006]
[edit reason] no specific hosts thanks [/edit]



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Msg#: 11780 posted 2:38 pm on Feb 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

Change hosts and get a dedicated IP. It would only cost a few dollars more per month.


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