SMTP email problem with Hosted server

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My web hosting provider has this restriction on sending Email messages from the website.
Use the PHP mail function and set the ‘mail from’ value using the following code - replacing email@yourdomain.com with the appropriate email address.
$email_from = “email@yourdomain.com”;
ini_set("sendmail_from",$email_from");
You need to add a fifth “-f” parameter to the sendmail function. This will set the name of the from address.
mail($email_to, $email_subject, $email_message, $headers, ‘-f’.$email_from);


Anyone know how I can get my Concrete5 to work within this system?
I assumed it would all be fine as my hosting provider allows installation with their own one click installer service,
Thnaks for taking the time to read this,
Jon

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johnpaulb
Hello Jon,

Have you tried just setting up email as SMTP? If they offer (SMTP) email service, I don't see any reason why it would not work.

Here is a guide I did on how to set that up:
http://www.webhostinghub.com/support/edu/concrete5/get-started/exte...

I hope this helps,
John-Paul