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Custom php formailers on Godaddy
why must people keep using godaddy?

Msg#: 4354842 posted 1:08 pm on Aug 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

anybody have any clue about how to make custom php formmailers work on godaddy? i have a couple of forms on a clients site and i do not want to use go daddy's code to process them (and i am not sure they would)

i am using the exact same forms on other sites (franchises of the same parent company) that are on different servers, and they work totally fine. and of course...godaddy is no help.



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Msg#: 4354842 posted 2:27 pm on Aug 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

I have mail forms running on several different GoDaddy accounts without problems. They're mostly simple scripts, but I've made some that send attachments and more. Post your PHP code.


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Msg#: 4354842 posted 3:44 pm on Aug 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

No errors, have you added error reporting at the tops of scripts? Sometimes it's off by default (security issue.)
Shared, VPS, Dedi?

If it's shared, I seem to recall issues with connecting to mail servers via PHP on G.D. shared hosting. It has to do with their mail relay server.

What email or relay server should I use in my PHP code? [help.godaddy.com]

That link is **probably** incorrect because you are most likely using mail(). But it will possibly be something along those lines . . .

why must people keep using godaddy?

It's cheap, their response for VPS/Dedi plans is fairly quick, and fairly reliable, even their shared plans.


Msg#: 4354842 posted 3:59 pm on Aug 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

i am actually using forms from freecontactforms.com using their pro license ( i know that makes me a cheater)

i am away from my computer right now that would enable me to post my code...BUT the same forms work elsewhere

i am getting no errors, when i click submit, i am redirected to my thank you screen and it acts like all is happy, i just never get the emails.

Stuart over at freecontactforms (who has always been wicked helpful) has suggest i try adding the customers emailaddress in the "from address" section of the config file. so i will try that later tonight.

i am totally dumb when it comes to php. so if i sound like a total fool with all of this...sorry.

Many thanks

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