PHP Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 4.17, by Dr. Herong Yang
Sending Out Emails from PHP Scripts
This section provides a tutorial example on how to configure the PHP engine to use the local SMTP mail server and write a PHP script to send an email.
Once we have a SMTP mail server ready to use, we are ready to try to send out emails from PHP scripts.
First you need to verify the PHP initialization file, \php\php.ini, to make sure that the following settings are configured correctly:
SMTP = localhost smtp_port = 25
Then write and run the following PHP script, MailTest.php:
<?php # MailTest.php #- Copyright (c) 2015, HerongYang.com, All Rights Reserved. # mail("nobody","Testing","This is a test.","From: herong@localhost"); ?>
Go check to see the email is delivered or not in a command window:
>dir \inetpub\mailroot\drop ... d9765b3001c54a1200000001.eml >type \inetpub\mailroot\drop\d9765b3001c54a1200000001.eml x-sender: herong@localhost x-receiver: nobody@localhost Received: from localhost ([127.0.0.1]) by localhost with Microsoft... Subject: Testing To: nobody From: herong@localhost Return-Path: herong@localhost ...... This is a test.
If you can follow me to here, you have successfully used the PHP engine to send out an email from a PHP sample script.
Last update: 2015.
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