Processing bounces from PHP

software development

#1

On my site, users can have an email sent to someone else. For the bounce address, I use one of my site’s email addresses (bounce@mydomain.com). Can I process those bounces from PHP and then send another email to the user that “sent” it - telling them that there was a problem sending the email?

I can put their own email address as the bounce address, but then the bounce lists dreamhost’s mail server.

Thanks

Terry


#2

I’m currently trying to do something similar. According to the online docs at php.net, imap_open and related functions can read email for automated processing. I’m planning to use a cron job to check for email and process every few minutes.

Unfortunately, these functions appear to be disabled here at DH. Perhaps there is a suitable function in PEAR?
Please let me know what you find, I’ll do the same…


#3

Not so much “disabled”, as simply not installed. You can always compile your own PHP and include these functions if you desire. See the Dreamhost Wiki for how to install/configure your own version of PHP.

–rlparker


#4

Please see my recent post here on using imap_open for a script that reads incoming emails using php.
(This requires the PHP5 custom installation.)