In PHP Email sending is very easy, by using the PHP email script you can send email easily. Contact form on the website is very important to collect the Information/Query of the visitors, so it is very important to implement the Send Email form by using the PHP Scripts. Here is the tutorial below to send an email form by using the PHP Script.

 

We can categorize the email sending in 3 types

 

1. Sending Email as a Simple Text
2. Sending Email as the HTML Content
3. Sending Email with Attachments

 

1. Sending Email as a Simple Text.


In PHP we use the mail() function for sending email, it is just like as mail($to,$subject,$message,$headers,$parameters), In PHP mail() there are  three basic and two optional parameters

 

$to        //email address to send to

$subject    //the subject of the email

$message    //the message content to be sent

$headers    //Optional. for additional headers, like From, Cc, and Bcc. The additional headers should be separated with a CRLF (\r\n)

$parameters    //Optional. for an additional parameter to the sendmail program

 

The mail() function returns True if the message is sent successfully and False when it fails.

 

<?php

$to = "info@ewa.com"; //email address to send to

$subject = "Contact form";//the subject of the email

$message = "This is a simple email message for testing the email in PHP.";//the message content to be sent

$from = "user@test.com";

$headers = "From:" . $from;//Optional. for additional headers, like From, Cc, and Bcc. The additional headers should be separated with a CRLF (\r\n)

 

$mail_sent = mail($to,$subject,$message,$headers);

if($mail_sent)

{

echo "Mail Sent Successfully.";

} else {

echo "Mail Sent Fails";

}

?>

 

2. Sending Email as the HTML Content

For sending the email which contains the html tag it is very easy and you can send email as the HTML as well. Follow the example below:

 

<?php

$to = "info@ewa.com"; //email address to send to

$subject = "Contact form";//the subject of the email

$message = '

<table>

<tr>

<td>Name : </td>

</td>.'$name'.</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td>Email address : </td>

</td>.'$email'.</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td>Phone : </td>

</td>.'$phone'.</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td>Comments : </td>

</td>.'$comment'.</td>

</tr>

</table>'; //the message content to be sent

 

$from = "user@test.com";

$headers = "From:" . $from;//Optional. for additional headers, like From, Cc, and Bcc. The additional headers should be separated with a CRLF (\r\n)

 

$mail_sent = mail($to,$subject,$message,$headers);

 

if($mail_sent)

{

echo "Mail Sent Successfully.";

} else {

echo "Mail Sent Fails";

}

?>

 

3. Sending Email with Attachments
For sending attachment in the email it is very important that Content-Type/MIME type should be multipart/mixed.

 

<?php

$to  = "help@ewa.com" . ", " ; // note the comma

$to .= "info@ewa.com";

$subject = "Testing Email with an attachement";

$bound = sha1(date('r', time()));

$headers .= "\r\nContent-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=\"PHP-alt-{$bound}\"";

 

// file attachment

$attachedfile = file_get_contents('testattachment.zip');

$encoded_test = base64_encode($attachedfile);

$attached_file = chunk_split($encoded_test);

 

// headers

$headers .= "To: Info <info@ewa.com>, We <help@ewa.com>\r\n";

$headers .= "From: Me <me@ewa.com>\r\n";

$headers .= "Cc: hello@ewa.com\r\n";

 

// Your message here:

$message =<<<EOBODY

--PHP-alt-{$bound}

Content-Type: text/plain

 

Hello Its for the testing purpose only.

 

--PHP-alt-{$bound}

Content-Type: text/html

 

<html>

<head>

<title>Test HTML Mail with the file attachment.</title>

</head>

<body>

<font>Just for the testing purpose.</font>

</body>

</html>

 

--PHP-alt-{$bound}--

 

--PHP-mixed-{$bound}

Content-Type: application/zip; name="attachment.zip"

Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64

Content-Disposition: attachment {$attachedfile}

 

--PHP-mixed-{$bound}-- EOBODY;

 

// Finally, send the email

mail($to, $subject, $body, $headers);

 

?>