Last post Nov 04, 2008 08:56 PM by darkknight187
Sep 23, 2008 03:31 PM|darkknight187|LINK
Very odd, and I haven't found an exact solution.
I could do a crazy work around to remove part and then put it back in,
but has anyone already dealt with this.
It's very odd, the user fills out the contact form and if they enter a email address such as
@hotmail.com, @aol.com, or @live.com, the message is not sent.
Any other address works fine.
Anyone out there with godaddy, test your site, what does it do?
Sep 23, 2008 07:44 PM|TOMCIO|LINK
i don't host with godaddy , but did you try to ask support about this ?
Sep 24, 2008 12:11 AM|darkknight187|LINK
I sent an email, but they haven't responded yet.
I know a couple others who use godaddy, and they too are experiencing the same.
I'm thinking about do a crazy work around, or just switching to another email provider.
Sep 24, 2008 06:02 AM|HostingASPNet|LINK
Did you receive any error? You should give us more details, and I agree that you should talk with their support.
Sep 24, 2008 09:38 AM|darkknight187|LINK
No errors, other than my custom script to inform you that the email was not sent.
It's definently a GoDaddy issue though.
The reason I say that is when I want to test out new email scripts I have my local version setup to send emails with gmail.
When sending with gmail, it works fine, no issues.
When sending with godaddy, the user can not enter a return address with any of the three email addresses.
Who do you guys use for server mail?
Nov 04, 2008 07:20 PM|viscious|LINK
Something doesn't sound right.
My company used godaddy hosting for a long time, and we hate them, and I would love to add one more thing to my list of things wrong with godaddy hosting, but this sounds a bit odd even for them.
On the other hand, it is my belief that you should not impersonate someones email address when sending an email. It's not the person sending email to you, its your web server sending email to you. The email doesn't come from their email address, it comes
from your web server. Not to mention there are plenty of spam filters that might block those emails if they have a strict spf record setup in dns.
I would suggest sending email from something like contactform@YourDomain.com , and then putting the users email address in the body of the email.
Not everyone agrees with that opinion though.
Also, if you are hosting with godaddy, you don't have all that many options on who you can use as an email server provider. They block port 25 except for their approved email servers. Some email servers can be configured to accept email on another port
(such as gmail) and that might let you get around their limitations, but since godaddy has a financial incentive to force you into using their email servers (they charge if you send over a certain amount of email) then they are likely to block that workaround
in the future (if they aren't already doing it now).
However, as I originially said, I am not 100% convinced that godaddy is your problem in this case, as that just doesnt smell right.
Nov 04, 2008 08:56 PM|darkknight187|LINK
Sorry, I forgot to mark this as resolved.
The issue was that those site hotmail . . . . and others,
requested for godaddy to not allow for users to make a email coming from their website
to look like it came from hotmail or whatever.
It was resolved by adding reply to statement to my email code.
So the original email looks like it came from my site, which it did.
And if they hit reply, it does not go back to me, but to the user in question.
Thank you for your reply though.