Tuen's Blog

Infrequent diary of a procrastinator

Looking in the wrong place

Written By: Tuen - Sep• 04•07

Today, I spent a couple of hours trying to troubleshoot FormMail.php.  Everything was working well except that for some unknown reason, the form script simply would not send an autorespond email to the person filling in the form.  I checked the FAQs, read the forums, RTFM and still I couldn’t figure out what was wrong.  Finally, almost by accident, I noticed the log in my email server denying the form script mail relay rights.  So the problem lay with my mail server and not at all in my form script. 

It got me thinking about how we sometimes look for solutions in all the wrong places; or blame the wrong people for bad things that happen.  Something for me to keep in mind…

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