I have made a small web-app, with CakePHP framework, for a client who wanted to use their dreamhost hosting, so I am new to it.
I am sending emails to confirm orders to customers, but they are having an 8 hour delay in Gmail accounts and delayed in others too. I am not sure if it is caused by:
- Dreamhost policy
- the text or headers in email being grey-listed
- the time difference (?) as I am in UK and test it in UK hours (I know, sounds silly but maybe… ). I do set my app to be timezone Europe in PHP but in the email headers they say PDT.
- something else…?
any ideas? My cakePHP email code has worked in plenty other apps on a LAMP VPS setup so it’s quite hard to figure out. I’m checking the forum but only found a few on stackoverflow who report similar issues.
I am sending HTML email using the standard cake 1.3 component : http://book.cakephp.org/view/1283/Email