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  Subject: 500 Internal Error
  Posted: 04/05/2005 at 2:56:29 pm
  By: design123

Thanks so much for the great script! Love it. I tested it on another server and it worked perfectly!

However, I'm trying to set it up on a hosting account with GoDaddy and I'm having problems:

I keep getting the 500 Internal Error Message. I've read through the forum but can't find anything that's working.

Since the dns for the site hasn't been switched over yet I'm testing via the dedicated IP. Will this alone cause the 500 error message?
$smtp_server = "smtp.IPNUMBER";

running bizmail 2.2.1

uploaded in ASCII mode (text) using Fetch.

the default file was named "cgi" rather than "cgi-bin" is that a problem? Can I simply change it?

To the best of my knowledge, Godaddy's Paths are and they have been set in the bizmail.cgi file:

Path to Perl:

Path to Sendmail:

Email is set as: email\@domain.com

tried writing to bizmail.pl instead of bizmail.cgi & changed path on form.html

changed permissions from those designated by instructions to 777 and back again. cgi folder is set at 777.

changed "cgi" folder to "cgi-bin" and back again (only path changed was in form.html)

my customer set this up. I told him to set it up on Linux.

I uploaded all files from the zip (cgi-bin, success cgi-bin and html) including MIME and Lite.pm.

per instructions on another thread, I changed form.html to 755 and back again.

Here is my current test url.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks! Tina

  Subject: Re: 500 Internal Error
  Posted: 04/05/2005 at 3:10:13 pm
  By: design123

I remembered there was an existing cgi form file in the cgi folder when it was setup so I checked the path to perl there and set it the same in bizmail.cgi but it didn't work either:

#!/usr/bin/perl -T

Thanks, Tina

  Subject: Re: 500 Internal Error
  Posted: 04/07/2005 at 10:12:58 am
  By: design123

The site dns is now switched over so I've set the domain path to the doman:

$smtp_server = "smtp.mydomain.com";

Still no workie.... please help!

Here's my new test page:


thanks! T

  Subject: Re: 500 Internal Error
  Posted: 04/13/2005 at 10:13:14 am
  By: Seth Knorr

Your problem is probably with go daddy. I have several people that try this on Go daddy and it is a everlasting mess. The main thing is either the path to sendmail is incorrect, or they have it so that MIME is disabled....

You may want to try novice form, if you are going to host with them. It may not be as much functionality, but in order for this script to work on go daddy you have to physicaly change the functionality to match what go daddy does not have...


  Subject: Re: Novice Form PHP
  Posted: 02/06/2006 at 9:37:07 pm
  By: ravendad

Having the same problems. Running a GoDaddy VDS ...
Can only get Novice form - PHP to work.
Their support sucks - they are never willing to assist - Mayby the CAN'T ?

  Subject: Re: 500 Internal Error
  Posted: 02/08/2006 at 6:53:17 pm
  By: Seth Knorr

Your best solution is to leave GoDaddy, and find a better hosting provider...


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