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.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction and Installation of PHP 7.0

 PHP Script File Syntax

 PHP Data Types and Data Literals

 Variables, References, and Constants

 Expressions, Operations and Type Conversions

 Conditional Statements - "if" and "switch"

 Loop Statements - "while", "for", and "do ... while"

 Function Declaration, Arguments, and Return Values

 Arrays - Ordered Maps

Configuring and Sending out Emails

 Using Local Windows System as a Mail Server

Sending Out Emails from PHP Scripts

 Retrieving Information from HTTP Requests

 Creating and Managing Sessions in PHP Scripts

 Sending and Receiving Cookies in PHP Scripts

 Controlling HTTP Response Header Lines in PHP Scripts

 MySQL Server Connection and Access Functions

 Functions to Manage Directories, Files and Images

 SOAP Extension Function and Calling Web Services

 SOAP Server Functions and Examples

 Localization Overview of Web Applications

 Using Non-ASCII Characters in HTML Documents

 Using Non-ASCII Characters as PHP Script String Literals

 Receiving Non-ASCII Characters from Input Forms

 "mbstring" Extension and Non-ASCII Encoding Management

 Managing Non-ASCII Character Strings with MySQL Servers

 Introduction of Class and Object

 Integrating PHP with Apache Web Server

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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