php email via sendmail or smtp

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I'm using PHPMailer to generate various email. It can use the unix sendmail command or send via SMTP to a mail server. Which would inmotionhosting prefer, or which is the better performer for sending mail?
Hello Randyhamlin,

There are many thousands of websites that use the sendmail command using a form. The performance is going to be negligible so it's really a matter of what you find easier. SMTP will be using a specific IP address for sending out mail on a shared server. Whereas on a VPS or dedicated, it will be the same IP as the website. Bear in mind that outbound email is monitored. You will want to keep email rates at under 250/hour.

If you have any further questions, please contact technical support or leave a comment at the bottom of the page.


Arnel C.