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Using PHP to send SMTP email using Zend

Discussion in 'General PHP and MySQL Discussions' started by AndyB, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    I would like to create a PHP script to send an email using SMTP.

    The PHP script below is not working. Do I have to do anthing special to use Zend commands?


    = array(
    'ssl' => 'tls',
    'port' => 587,
    'auth' => 'login',
    'username' => 'example@gmail.com',
    'password' => 'mypassword'

    $smtpConnection = new Zend_Mail_Transport_Smtp('smtp.gmail.com'$config);

    $mail = new Zend_Mail();

    $mail->setBodyText('This is the text of the mail.');
    $mail->setFrom('example@example.com''Some Sender');
    $mail->addTo('example@example.com''Some Recipient');

    When I execute this script, I get the following error message in my Centos server log:

    [Tue Feb 04 19:27:02 2014] [error] [client] PHP Warning: require_once(Zend/Mime.php) [<a href='function.require-once'>function.require-once</a>]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /path/to/www/forums/library/Zend/Mail/Transport/Smtp.php on line 27
    [Tue Feb 04 19:27:02 2014] [error] [client] PHP Fatal error: require_once() [<a href='function.require'>function.require</a>]: Failed opening required 'Zend/Mime.php' (include_path='.:/usr/share/pear:/usr/share/php') in /path/to/www/forums/library/Zend/Mail/Transport/Smtp.php on line 27
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2014
  2. Null

    Null Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure as I don't use the Zend framework (well, I messed with it about 2 years ago).



    $autoloader Zend_Loader_Autoloader::getInstance();

    $config = array('ssl' => 'tls''port' => 25'auth' => 'login''username' => 'example@gmail.com''password' => 'password');

    $transport = new Zend_Mail_Transport_Smtp('smtp.gmail.com'$config);

    $mail = new Zend_Mail();

    $mail->setBodyText('This is the text of the mail.');
    $mail->setFrom('sender@test.com''Sender Name');
    $mail->addTo('recipient@test.com''Recipient Name');
    It's late here (4:02am), I'll check in on the thread in the morning.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2014
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  3. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Okay I got it.

    It appears that running the PHP code from a stand alone script is not the best way to test this.

    I put the PHP code from post #1 into an add-on and it works great.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2014
  4. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Null. I really appreciate your time with this.

    I will use the code in an add-on so I can use the code in post #1. I often like to test things in a stand alone script first to make sure they work.
    Null likes this.
  5. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    Why are you using the above code in XenForo? You should utilize the tools available to you in the software.
  6. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    When I first started researching this, I didn't know what XF tools were available. Thankfully I got some help and I'm now using the proper XenForo code.

    Here's what I ended up using in my add-on.

    // get visitor data
    $visitor XenForo_Visitor::getInstance();

    // username
    $username $visitor['username'];

    // email 
    $email $visitor['email'];

    // emailSubject
    $emailSubject = new XenForo_Phrase('newthreademail_subject');

    // emailMessage
    $emailMessage = new XenForo_Phrase('newthreademail_message');

    // define user variable
    $user = array(
    'username' => $username,
    'email' => $email

    // prepare mailParams                    
    $mailParams = array(
    'user' => $user,
    'subject' => $emailSubject,
    'message' => $emailMessage
    // prepare mail variable
    $mail XenForo_Mail::create('contact'$mailParams);

    // send mail
    $mail->send($user['email'], $user['username']);
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  7. TBDragon

    TBDragon Active Member

    can i use this in my forum as i work on something slimier to this .

    good luck in ur addon ^_^
  8. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Of course you can. If you look through XenForo files it's pretty much how XenForo does it.
  9. TBDragon

    TBDragon Active Member

    i didnt know where to search and i was busy thats y i make it from scratch some how using the Mailer script and SMTP and so many things >_< will make my life hard but with this way i can do it more easier .

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