Sending MIME Mail with PHP

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You can send email with PHP Mailer with attachment and MIME type, with help of following libraries

1)PHP Mailer
you can download latest version from github


require 'class.phpmailer.php';

$mail = new PHPMailer;

$mail->IsSMTP();                                      // Set mailer to use SMTP
$mail->Host = ';';  // Specify main and backup server
$mail->SMTPAuth = true;                               // Enable SMTP authentication
$mail->Username = 'jswan';                            // SMTP username
$mail->Password = 'secret';                           // SMTP password
$mail->SMTPSecure = 'tls';                            // Enable encryption, 'ssl' also accepted

$mail->From = '';
$mail->FromName = 'Mailer';
$mail->AddAddress('', 'Josh Adams');  // Add a recipient
$mail->AddAddress('');               // Name is optional
$mail->AddReplyTo('', 'Information');

$mail->WordWrap = 50;                                 // Set word wrap to 50 characters
$mail->AddAttachment('/var/tmp/file.tar.gz');         // Add attachments
$mail->AddAttachment('/tmp/image.jpg', 'new.jpg');    // Optional name
$mail->IsHTML(true);                                  // Set email format to HTML

$mail->Subject = 'Here is the subject';
$mail->Body    = 'This is the HTML message body in bold!';
$mail->AltBody = 'This is the body in plain text for non-HTML mail clients';

if(!$mail->Send()) {
   echo 'Message could not be sent.';
   echo 'Mailer Error: ' . $mail->ErrorInfo;

echo 'Message has been sent';?>
You can also send Emails with SwiftMailer

require_once 'swift/lib/swift_required.php';

$smtp = Swift_SmtpTransport::newInstance('', 25)
  ->setUsername(' ... ')
  ->setPassword(' ... ');

$mailer = Swift_Mailer::newInstance($smtp);

$message = Swift_Message::newInstance('Your subject');
    '' => 'User Two',
    '' => 'Another User Name'
  ->setFrom(array('' => 'Your Name'))
    $message->embed(Swift_Image::fromPath('/path/to/image.jpg')) . '" />',
  ->addPart('This is the alternative part', 'text/plain')
if ($mailer->send($message))
  echo "Message sent!";
  echo "Message could not be sent.";
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By milind

Milind is a Senior WordPress Engineer at rtCamp. WordPress Ecosystem Contributor and AMP Support Engineer.

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