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PHP emailer - landing in client spam?

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Hi all,

I thought I'd be smart and write a form page which would automatically construct an email to send to the specified client.




$emailto = $_POST['emailto'];

$emailfrom = $_POST['emailfrom'];

$subject = $_POST['subject'];

$name = $_POST['name'];

$date = $_POST['date'];

$time = $_POST['time'];

$location = $_POST['location'];

$maplink = $_POST['maplink'];

$screenername = $_POST['screenername'];

$room = $_POST['room'];

$yourname = $_POST['yourname'];

$headers = 'From: '.$emailfrom. "\r\n";

$headers .= "Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1\r\n";

$body = $_POST['emailbody'];

mail($emailto, $subject, $body, $headers);

echo "<h3 style='font-size: 20px;'>Success.</h3>";

echo "<p>The email has been successfully sent.</p>";


the $emailfrom variable is typically set to one of three company domains, for example:
Company Name <>

Thing is they receive all the other emails just fine when I send it from that email address via outlook. The webserver its being sent from is a rackspace one.



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Does your server have a dedicated IP or a shared one? If it's a shared IP it may be on one of the mail blacklists due to spam, have you checked?

If the IP isn't on a blacklist, it's probably because you're sending "from" but from a different domain (e.g. and it doesn't have permission, two ways to correct this would be:

1. Send "from" ( being the domain actually sending the email), but add a "reply-to" header of

2. Sign the email with a domainkey: http://www.codinghor...rough-code.html

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