Learn how to use PHP to programmatically send email, including HTML email and personalized bulk email, with Swift Mailer, the free PHP library.
- Hi, I'm David Powers. Let's be honest, PHP's mail function is pretty basic. It doesn't handle attachments or servers that require a username and password. But there is a better solution, Swift Mailer It's a component of the Symphony framework, so it's free, and it can be used independently. In this course I'll show you how. We'll start with installation and then take a tour of its main features. You'll see how to send emails using SMTP and how to deal with servers that require a username and password or encryption.
We'll also take a look at sending MIME-compliant HTML email and handling large attachments with low memory use. So, if you want fully featured email handling with PHP, let's get started sending email with Swift Mailer.
Swift Mailer is free and feature-rich, and it integrates into any web app written in PHP 5 or 7. Swift Mailer offers a flexible and elegant object-oriented approach to sending emails, including HTML email and bulk email. This PHP tutorial guides developers through the process of installing and loading Swift Mailer, and sending emails using SMTP and encrypted SMTP connections. David Powers teaches secure methods that protect users and support MIME standards. He also introduces advanced techniques for sending attachments, personalizing email, and limiting the send rate. Want to see how Swift Mailer solves a real-world programming challenge? Chapter 6 is a case study that shows how to use Swift Mailer to send an email registration form.
- What is Swift Mailer?
- Installing Swift Mailer
- Preparing basic email
- Sending email via SMTP
- Handing off emails to mail transport agents
- Sending attachments
- Sending HTML email
- Personalizing bulk mail
- Limiting the rate of sending emails