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How do I send email using PHP?

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HostBreak SMTP servers require SMTP authentication therefore your code should be using SMTP AUTH method for sending emails. Therefore to send emails using PHP, you will be using PHPMailer library.

To send emails using PHP, follow these steps:

1. Create an email account, for example script-mailer@mydomain.com where mydomain.com is your domain hosted with us.

2. Modify your PHP script to use PHPMailer class and SMTP authentication. Sample scriipt is provided here.


$mail = new PHPMailer();

$mail->IsSMTP();  // set mailer to use SMTP
$mail->Host = "smtp1.example.com;smtp2.example.com";  // specify main and backup server
$mail->SMTPAuth = true;     // turn on SMTP authentication
$mail->Username = "script-mailer@domain.com";  // SMTP username
$mail->Password = "secret"; // SMTP password

$mail->From = "from@example.com";
$mail->FromName = "Mailer";
$mail->AddAddress("josh@example.net", "Josh Adams");
$mail->AddAddress("ellen@example.com");                  // name is optional
$mail->AddReplyTo("info@example.com", "Information");

$mail->IsHTML(true);                                  // set email format to HTML

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

echo "Message could not be sent. <p>";
echo "Mailer Error: " . $mail->ErrorInfo;
echo "Message has been sent";

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