Sendmail upgrade

I am glad to say that Westhost recently upgraded sendmail from 8.11.6 to 8.12.11. Thank you. However I have two questions:

1) Why did they not upgrade to Sendmail 8.13.x? Plenty of milters require 8.13 ahich was released on 06/20/2004. The latest stable version (8.13.6) was released on 03/22/2006.

2) While they included SASL support, they failed to include STARTTLS. Hopefully they will rebuild sendmail with STARTTLS as well. That way we can encrypt our login and passwords as well

PM. Leaving Westhost

I left WestHost a number of months back for various reasons, but I keep checking the forums because of the excellent information, much of which comes from your posts (plus those from Shawn, Jalal, and others).

I am sending this PM because I wanted to thank you for the help. You may reply or not (I prefer email to PM’s), as you wish.

Howard Lang (now hosting with Inf-inet)

PM. Formmail

Worked for me. what is the URL of your form?
Can you get your form to send you anything? If so, then you should just need to add

  1. <SCRIPT language="JavaScript" TYPE="text/javascript">
  2. var AgreeString = "I agree to do as you tell me<br /> I further agree to eat salad";
  3. document.write(AgreeString);
  4. document.write("<INPUT TYPE=hidden NAME=\"Agreement\" VALUE=\""+AgreeString+"\">");
  5. </SCRIPT>
  6. <p>Please type your name in this field to indicate you agreement of the terms
  7. <INPUT TYPE=text NAME="IAgree" SIZE="50">:
  8. </p>

to your form. I have meddled with my FormMail, but the basic functionality is the same. Maybe you’ve included some reserved characters such as # in your message.

PM. Bounced EMails

If you are still getting all your emails bounced by AOL etc, you might like to update your DNS records to use and instead of the outdated and

Also, get Westhost to add the SPF records

IN TXT "v=spf1 a mx -all"


IN SPF "v=spf1 a mx -all"

to your DNS file. If you do this, you will no longer be able to send emails reliably as anyone other than if using your server.