top button
Flag Notify
    Connect to us
      Facebook Login
      Site Registration Why to Join

Facebook Login
Site Registration

Sending PHP mail with Authentication

+1 vote
70 views

I have used the - mail() — Send mail php function to send email from a site. Now it seems the server is blocking this for safety because I should be using authentication....

Q: mail() does not have authentication - correct?
Q: So I read from the link below that maybe I should use - PEAR Mail package .... is this a good choice to send mail with authentication?

...any suggestions for basic sending email with authentication (setup info and links also) would be welcome.

posted Sep 25, 2013 by Deepankar Dubey

Share this question
Facebook Share Button Twitter Share Button Google+ Share Button LinkedIn Share Button Multiple Social Share Button

2 Answers

+1 vote

Usually if I am using a framework I would use the SMTP library associated with it. If it doesn't have one, I use phpmailer, fast and easy to setup:

http://phpmailer.worxware.com/index.php?pg=examplebsmtp

answer Sep 25, 2013 by Deepak Dasgupta
+1 vote

Another vote for PHPMailer, I have it working several years already (authenticating against a Zimbra and Outlook SMTP server) without problems.

answer Sep 25, 2013 by Garima Jain
Similar Questions
+4 votes

Question related to a internal company knowledge transfer site. Suppose there is a tag like PHP and I want to send mail to the PHP followers when a new question is posted in PHP tag?

Can i get any logic for it ?

+3 votes

I need disable using of any mail command from my hosting, so I'm not sure if is sufficiently put "mail" to disable_functions in php.ini:

disable_functions = mail

I want force obligatorily use of smtp authentication, Is it enough disable "mail"? or do I need add other command to disable_functions?

i.e.: using joomla I see: phpmail and sendmail

+2 votes

Hi,

I am using phpMailer class to send the HTML email, but whenever I send the html email then at the receiving end we receive some special character (!) at random position.

We have set the charset as utf-8 and calling MsgHTML($body) to pass the body. Took an echo at the send function of phpMailer class where it is printing correctly but when looking at gmail or yahoo then we see some special characters.

MY Code

function qa_send_raw_email($charset, $fromemail, $fromname, $toemail, $toname, $subject, $body, $html, $smtp_active, $smtp_address, $smtp_port, $smtp_secure, $smtp_authenticate, $smtp_username, $smtp_password, $env=null)
{
    require_once 'php-mailer/class-phpmailer.php';

    $mailer=new PHPMailer();
    $mailer->CharSet=$charset;

    $mailer->From=$fromemail;
    $mailer->Sender=$fromemail;
    $mailer->FromName=$fromname;
    $mailer->AddAddress($toemail, $toname);
    $mailer->Subject=$subject;
    $mailer->Body=$body;

    if ($html)
        $mailer->IsHTML(true);

    if ($smtp_active) {
        $mailer->IsSMTP();
        $mailer->Host=$smtp_address;
        $mailer->Port=$smtp_port;

        if ($smtp_secure)
            $mailer->SMTPSecure=$smtp_secure;

        if ($smtp_authenticate) {
            $mailer->SMTPAuth=true;
            $mailer->Username=$smtp_username;
            $mailer->Password=$smtp_password;
        }
    }

    if ($env)
    {
        $mailer->SetFrom($fromemail, $fromname);
        $mailer->AddReplyTo($fromemail, $fromname);
    }

    return $mailer->Send();
}

Excepted Output

<p><strong>Test Data for php mailer.</strong><br\><br\>Thanks Madhu </p>

Current Output

<p><strong>Tes!t Data for php mailer.</strong><br\><br\>Thank!s Madh!u <! /p>

Any pointers.

Thanks,

0 votes

I'm using the class.phpmailer.php code to send email -- it works neat. I can send an email from my domain and it arrives almost immediately.

However, when I use the exact same code (except for the FROM address) from another domain I own, the email literally takes hours (up to 12) to arrive.

Any idea of why there is a difference of email transit times between the two domains?

Contact Us
+91 9880187415
sales@queryhome.net
support@queryhome.net
#280, 3rd floor, 5th Main
6th Sector, HSR Layout
Bangalore-560102
Karnataka INDIA.
QUERY HOME
...