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PHP Mail Functions

Posted by Jujur Sitanggang on 5:49 AM

PHP Mail Functions


PHP Mail Introduction

The mail() function allows you to send emails directly from a script.

Requirements

For the mail functions to be available, PHP requires an installed and working email system. The program to be used is defined by the configuration settings in the php.ini file.

Installation

The mail functions are part of the PHP core. There is no installation needed to use these functions.

Runtime Configuration

The behavior of the mail functions is affected by settings in the php.ini file.
Mail configuration options:
Name
Default
Description
Changeable
SMTP
"localhost"
Windows only: The DNS name or IP address of the SMTP server
PHP_INI_ALL
smtp_port
"25"
Windows only: The SMTP port number. Available since PHP 4.3
PHP_INI_ALL
sendmail_from
NULL
Windows only: Specifies the "from" address to be used in email sent from PHP
PHP_INI_ALL
sendmail_path
NULL
Unix systems only: Specifies where the sendmail program can be found (usually /usr/sbin/sendmail or /usr/lib/sendmail)
PHP_INI_SYSTEM


PHP Mail Functions

PHP: indicates the earliest version of PHP that supports the function.
Function
Description
PHP
ezmlm_hash()
Calculates the hash value needed by the EZMLM mailing list system
3
Allows you to send emails directly from a script
3


PHP Mail Constants

None.



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