Tag Archives: attachment

PHP: How to Send a PDF File Attachment via E-mail CodeUnit 08 JUN 2011

I’ve moved to the fantastic PHPMailer PHP class to handle all my e-mail send outs for my projects and have thus far been quite impressed by the ease-of-use and robustness of the class. Today I’ll quickly note how you can send an attachment (like a PDF file for example) with a mail send out.

As you can see from the code snippet below, attaching a file is as simple as passing a valid file path to the file to be included to the AddAttachment() function call and then hitting Send().

//create the mail class and fill in all the required settings
$mail = new PHPMailer();
$mail->Host = "smtp.server.net";
$mail->SMTPAuth = true;
$mail->Username = "username@domain.com";
$mail->Password = "password1";
$mail->From = "username@domain.com";
$mail->FromName = "Software Simian";
$mail->AddAddress("targetguy@domain.com", "Target Guy");
$mail->AddReplyTo("username@domain.com", "Software Simian");
$mail->WordWrap = 50;
$mail->Subject = "Subject";
$mail->Body    = "Message";
$mail->AltBody = strip_tags("Message:);

//and now for the actual bit when it comes to adding a file attachment to an e-mail

//and send. Now was that not easy?
    $resultstatus = 'Failed';

Couldn’t be any simpler, could it? :)

Related Link: http://phpmailer.worxware.com/

PHP Code to Extract Attachments from Mail Files CodeUnit 08 DEC 2009

PHP-logoFor a recent project I needed to parse .mai mail files to locate any Excel or Zip files that may have been sent through as attachments. The following block of code is the result of my work:

Obviously by extending the content types being searched on with a simple or statement, you can alter the script to extract just about any type of attachment, making it quite useful indeed.

It’s fast and appears to work pretty nicely, so hopefully it can be of some use to you then! :)