How to email with PHP

Sending emails via PHP is rather simple with the mail() function.

mail() function has the following function prototype:

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

Here is an example usage:

$EMAIL_HEADER = “From: Sender Name <>\r\n”;
$EMAIL_HEADER .= “MIME-Version: 1.0\r\n”;
$EMAIL_HEADER .= “X-Priority: 1\r\n”;
$EMAIL_HEADER .= “X-MSmail-Priority: High\r\n”;

Hello there,

This is a test message.

From Admin.”;

mail(“”, “Example Subject”, $MESSAGE, $EMAIL_HEADER);

The above code will send out an email to with subject “Example Subject” and the message stored in $MESSAGE variable.

The $EMAIL_HEADER determines that this email will be sent from Sender Name <> and is high priority.

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