Email Method: SMTP vs. PHP

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4 months 4 days ago #155936 by g3guy
g3guy created the topic: Email Method: SMTP vs. PHP
Hi

There's been some discussion comparing email methods but those are outdated. With many sites being HTTPS encrypted nowadays, is there a trade-off between using the built-in PHP email method vs. SMTP?

I've Google around on this and the advice is that SMTP is generally better - but if going through a reputable third-party...not your own hosted solution.

So if I'm hosting Lime myself - is there really any difference between the two methods considering that my site if HTTPS enabled (since this ensure Standard TLS encryption).

Last point - is there any benefit using "Sendmail" over the other two?

Thanks!

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4 months 4 days ago #155938 by DenisChenu
DenisChenu replied the topic: Email Method: SMTP vs. PHP
Finally : there are no difference between the 2 systems. If the server is OK, using it via smtp or php are exactly same. Juts check if your server is not know as spammer. Fix SPF and DKIM for best spam performance.

sendmail : if your php don't have mail function, you can try with sendmail.

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4 months 4 days ago #155941 by g3guy
g3guy replied the topic: Email Method: SMTP vs. PHP
Thank you - appreciate the quick feedback (and cementing my thoughts).

Where can I find out more about "fixing" my SPF and DKIM settings.

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