PHPMailer is a popular full-featured email creation and transfer class for PHP, and one that I most often use in my projects.
We recently spotted an issue whereby we were setting the AddReplyTo field to a mail object for send out, but on subsequent send, the mail clients seemed to all be ignoring what we had set as the e-mail address which “Reply To” should use! Essentially it was as if AddReplyTo is either not working or being ignored – more than just a little annoying indeed!
It turns out however that there was (or perhaps still is) an issue whereby if an e-mail address is set via the SetFrom call before you set the AddReplyTo call, the Reply To address is simply ignored when the e-mail headers are constructed. So a simple fix is to call AddReplyTo first, before calling SetFrom.
So in other words, the correct order should be:
$mail->AddReplyTo('email@example.com', 'Reply to name'); $mail->AddAddress('firstname.lastname@example.org', 'User name); $mail->SetFrom('email@example.com', 'Mailbox name');
This behaviour may have subsequently changed in newer versions of the PHPMailer class, but if you’re having the same issue that I was having, this is most definitely a quick and easy fix!
Related Link: https://github.com/Synchro/PHPMailer