sending mail with a script question
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Sat Apr 5 03:40:56 PST 2003
David Banning wrote:
> I am running a php program in a browser which eventually
> compiles some files and emails them to a person of their
> choosing. The problem is that the system identifies the
> browser user as nobody.
> I send the mail using a line something like;
> cat textfile | mutt -s"Quote/Attachments" -afile1 -afile2 john at doe.com
> but the problem is that the recipient sees the sender address as
> from "nobody at ourhost.com", when I want it seen as "david at ourhost.com".
> I have the name of the user available in the script but I see no
> way of running the mail script as that person since any browser viewing
> the system is "nobody".
Have you considered using php's "mail" function? You can specify a
sender by specifying headers.
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