Re: [PHP] PHP mail() and SMTP Authentication ?
- Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2015 10:18:13 -0400
- From: Curtis Maurand <curtis@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [PHP] PHP mail() and SMTP Authentication ?
On 6/27/2015 7:33 AM, Richard wrote:
just for an example, my system connects to a locally running MTA that
only accepts mail on 127.0.0.1 and forwards to a smart host.
Authentication is handled by the MTA. Make sure you've set up adequate
security provisions to keep your system from being exploited by spammers
and their ilk.
------------ Original Message ------------
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015 08:08:44 AM +0100
From: Ashley Sheridan <ash@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 27 June 2015 00:28:36 BST, dealTek <dealtek@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm working on a server and want to send out mail either from a
form to email or get email address from database then send
I'm using PHP mail()
currently the mail send out fine with simple PHP mail() ...
but do I need to us PHP mail() and some kind of SMTP
Authentication to lock it down?
PHPMailer... or some better way?
do I need to install something like this on the server?
If so what's best with PHP mail() ? or is there some more modern
way to lock it down...
What do you mean my locking it down? Do you mean to prevent it
being used in a spam relay?
You also need so provide a sense of how sending mail is handled in
your current environment. E.g., are you running an MTA on your
server and sending out directly; are you running an MTA that is
configured to pass mail to a "smarthost"; do you send mail via a[n
authenticated] submission port?
Whether authentication is required or not is really an MTA
configuration issue. If your server is running an MTA and able to
send mail out directly (or via a smarthost) then you need to manage
the MTA's configuration in order to control who/what can send.