Send Email from PHP

How to send email with php using mail and mb_send_mail ...

There is no php coding required when using Arclab Web Form Builder.
The following should illustrate how to send an email from php in general:


What the difference between php mail and mb_send_mail?




How to call it?

The syntax is much the same:



bool mail ( string $recipient , string $subject , string $message [, string $additional_headers [, string $additional_parameters ]] )



bool mb_send_mail ( string $recipient , string $subject , string $message [, string $additional_headers [, string $additional_parameter ]] )

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Text Message Sample Code:

$recipient = 'recipient@yourdomain.tld';
$headers = 'From: sender@yourdomain.tld';
$subject = 'Hello World';
$message = 'This is a test';
mail ($recipient, $subject, $message, $headers);


HTML Message Sample Code:

$recipient = 'recipient@yourdomain.tld';
$headers = 'From: sender@yourdomain.tld';
$headers .="MIME-Version: 1.0\r\nContent-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"
$subject = 'Hello World';
$message = '<html><body><h1>This is a test</h1></body></html>';
mail ($recipient, $subject, $message, $headers);


Add the MIME-Version and the Content-Type to the mail header if you want to send a message in HTML format.
The MIME-Version is 1.0 and the Content-Type is "text/html" for a HTML message.
In this sample we use the charset "iso-8859-1" ... if you want to use mb_send_mail, set the charset to "utf-8" instead.

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