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Bug: can't send messages

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When I try to contact a member through the profile (e-mail them) I get:

Error!We encountered an error. Please go back and try again.

I also get the same error when I try to send acceptance and rejection letters from the submission page.

The website is running eFiction version 3.5.5.

Any ideas of how to fix this?

Sending messages on the site works in the admin panel.
Admin -> Mail Users


I checked my e-mail for mail failure. My archive's story update messages and messages from the site seem to be mistaken for spam, so they are automatically rejected. How do I fix this?

Mail failure - rejected by local scanning code 

A message that you sent was rejected by the local scanning code thatchecks incoming messages on this system. The following error was given:


  This message was classified as SPAM and may not be delivered

This topic was modified 6 months ago by Jan_AQ

Whoever said nothing is impossible never tried slamming a revolving door.

php: 7.4.33 msql: 5.6.51-community GPL
efic version: 3.5.5 latest patches: yes
bridges: none mods: challenges, tracker, story end, beta, word

Posted : 31/08/2023 9:56 am
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problem with mail servers blocking is FROM adress in your email. It has to be the same as domain.

With contact form is from adress 4th parameter. 

else $result = sendemail($penname, $email, $_POST['email'], $_POST['email'], descript(strip_tags($_POST['subject'])), descript($_POST['comments'])."<br /><br />".(isMEMBER ? sprintf(_SITESIG2, "<a href='".$url."/viewuser.php?uid=".USERUID."'>".USERPENNAME."</a>") : _SITESIG), "html");
Posted : 06/09/2023 6:53 am
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Sorry, answer above was send without my intention and I am not able to edit it...

forth parameter is $_POST['email'] -  what is email of sender.  Use there $siteemail if available, or hardcode it with some domain email.  


Posted : 06/09/2023 6:55 am