# firstname.lastname@example.org / 2003-06-10 07:32:06 -0700:
> On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 10:51:01AM +0100 or thereabouts, Supote Leelasupphakorn seemed to write:
> > Hello,
> > I've install apache+php and would like to use
> > function:mail() in php to sendmail from my
> > box(Freebsd). My question is, is it neccessary to
> > run sendmail or other SMTP-like service on this box
> > for able to send (outgoing) mail.
> Probably not. If you can send outgoing mail from that box,
> you can mail() too.
If you can send outgoing mail from that box, you have Sendmail
or other MTA running. IOW, yes, it's necessary. The mail function
uses the sendmail(8) command line interface as a backend.
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