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<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" ""> <html> <head> <style type="text/css"> body { background-color: #ffffff; margin-top: 20px; margin-bottom: 20px; margin-left: 20px; margin-right: 20px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; } code { color: #209090; font-weight: bold; } pre { font-family: monospace; font-size: 90%; color: #209090; margin-left: 1em; } p { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: justify; margin-left: +30px; } ul { list-style: circle; margin-left: 10px; } ol { list-style: upper-roman; } h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6 { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: maroon; } h1 { font-size: +2em; } h2 { margin-left: +10px; text-decoration: underline; } h3 { margin-left: +20px; text-decoration: underline; } h4 { margin-left: +30px; font-weight: bold; } .aIdx { color: blue; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; vlink-color: darkblue; } .aIdx:active { color: pink; } TABLE.params { border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px; background-color: #dddddd; padding: 1 5 1 5; } </style> </head> <body bgcolor="white"> <a name="LIBMAIL"></a> <h1>LIBMAIL</h1> <p><a name="Description"></a> <h2>Description</h2> <p>This library offers an object oriented way to send email from a PHP program. <p><a href="#Summary">Show summary</a> <p><b>Important!</b> users of 1.2 version , download the last version. A bug in v1.2. was impacting file attachment functionnality. <p><a name="License"></a> <h2>License</h2> <p> This script is distributed under the <a href="" target="_blank">GPL License</a><br> <br> This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. <p> <p><a name="License"></a> <h2>Authors</h2> <p> This script is an extensions of original libMail by <a href="">Leo West</a><br> <br> Original script by Leo West - <a href=""></a><br> URL: <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br> Lastmod : Nov 2001<br> Version : 1.3<br> <br> Modified by Setec Astronomy - <a href=""></a><br> URL : <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br> Lastmod : Gen 2004<br> Version : 1.4 <p> <p>Some of the libMail functionalities are : <p> <ul> <li> Sending one or more file in attachment <li> Specify one or many recipients in To, CC or BCC <li> Format a message "ready to send" without sending it immediately <li> Auto checking of email addresses syntax <li> Add a receipt to the mail </ul> <p> <p> <p><a name="ChangeLog"></a> <h2>ChangeLog</h2> <p><b>version 1.4</b> <ul> <li> added ReturnPath ($returnpath_email, $returnpath_name = &quot;&quot;) method <li> modified ReplyTo, From methods <li> modified To, CC, BCc methods <li>added AntiSpamming () method <li>removed autoCheck features </ul> <p><b>version 1.3</b> <ul> <li> BUG FIX - file attachment didn't work <li> serious rewrite of the class <li> small optimization in _build_attachement() </ul> <p><b>version 1.2</b> <ul> <li> added ReplyTo( $address ) method <li> added Receipt() method to add a mail receipt <li> added optional charset parameter to Body() method . should fix charset problem on some mail clients </ul> <p><b>version 1.1</b> <ul> <li> added optional mimetype and disposition parameters to Attach() method <li> fixed parenthesis bug in sizeof() </ul> <p> <p><a name="Synopsis"></a> <h2>Synopsis</h2> <p> <pre> include &quot;libmail.php&quot;; $m= new Mail; // create the mail $m-&gt;From (&quot;;); $m-&gt;To (&quot;;); $m-&gt;Subject (&quot;the subject of the mail&quot;); $m-&gt;Body (&quot;Hello\nThis is a test of the Mail component&quot;); // set the body $m-&gt;Cc (&quot;;); $m-&gt;Bcc (&quot;;); $m-&gt;Priority (4) ; // set the priority to Low $m-&gt;Attach (&quot;/home/leo/toto.gif&quot;, &quot;image/gif&quot;, &quot;inline&quot;) ; // attach a file of type image/gif to be displayed in the message if possible $m-&gt;Send (); // send the mail echo &quot;Mail was sent:&lt;br&gt;&lt;pre&gt;&quot;, $m-&gt;Get (), &quot;&lt;/pre&gt;&quot;; </pre> <p><a name="Installation"></a> <h2>Installation</h2> <p> <p>Download <a href=""></a> <p>Content: <p> <ul> <li> <b>libmail.php</b>: the Mail component <li><b>libmail_en.html</b>: documentation in english </ul> <p> <p>No specific configuration is required in the library itself. In php3.ini (php.ini for PHP4): <ul> <li> configure the sendmail address <i>sendmail_from</i> <li> configure the SMTP server host <i>SMTP</i> </ul> <p> <pre> SMTP = ; for win32 only sendmail_from = ;for win32 only </pre> <p><a name="Documentation"></a> <h2>Documentation</h2> <p> <p><a name="Constructor"></a> <h4>Constructor</h4> <p>Create an instance of a Mail. <p> <pre> $mail = new Mail (); </pre> <p><a name="Subject%28+string+sujet+%29"></a> <h4>Subject ([string subject])</h4> <p>Defines the mail subject line. optional. <p> <pre> $mail-&gt;Subject (&quot;Hello world!&quot;); </pre> <p><a name="From%28+address+%29"></a> <h4>From (string from_email, [string from_name])</h4> <p>Defines the mail sender. call <b>required</b>. You can also specify the sender name. <p> <pre> $mail-&gt;From( &quot;; ); $mail-&gt;From( &quot;;, &quot;Me at ISP&quot; ); </pre> <p><a name="To%28+mixed+address+%29"></a> <h4>To (mixed address)</h4> <p>Defines the recipient(s). call <b>required</b>. The address parameter can be either an address (string) or an array of addresses. You can also specify the recipient(s) name. <p> <pre> $mail-&gt;To (&quot;;); </pre> <pre> $tos = array (&quot;;, &quot;;); $mail-&gt;To ($tos); </pre> <pre> $tos = array (&quot;; =&gt; &quot;You at ISP&quot;, &quot;; =&gt; &quot;U2 at ISP&quot;); $mail-&gt;To ($tos); </pre> <p> <p> <p><a name="CC%28+mixed+address+%29"></a> <h4>CC (mixed address)</h4> <p>Defines one or many Carbon-copy recipients. The address parameter can be either an email adress (string) or an array of addresses. You can also specify the recipient(s) name. <p> <pre> $mail-&gt;CC (&quot;;); </pre> <pre> $ccs = array (&quot;;, &quot;;); $mail-&gt;CC ($ccs); </pre> <pre> $ccs = array (&quot;; =&gt; &quot;You at ISP&quot;, &quot;; =&gt; &quot;U2 at ISP&quot;); $mail-&gt;CC ($ccs);</pre> <p> <p><a name="BCC%28+mixed+address+%29"></a> <h4>BCC (mixed address)</h4> <p>Defines one or many invisible carbon-copy recipients. The address parameter can be either an email adress (string) or an array of addresses. You can also specify the recipient(s) name. <p> <pre> $mail-&gt;BCC (&quot;;); </pre> <pre> $bccs = array (&quot;;, &quot;;); $mail-&gt;BCC ($bccs); </pre> <pre> $bccs = array (&quot;; =&gt; &quot;You at ISP&quot;, &quot;; =&gt; &quot;U2 at ISP&quot;); $mail-&gt;BCC ($bccs);</pre> <p> <p> <p><a name="Body%28+string+body%2C+%5Bstring+charset%5D+%29"></a> <h4>Body ([string body], [string charset])</h4> <p>Defines the message body. the optional charset parameter defines the character set used in the message. The default is "us-ascii". Use <b>iso-8859-1</b> charset if your message includes european characters such as accents. <p> <pre> $mail-&gt;Body (&quot;Message in english&quot;); $mail-&gt;Body (&quot;Message av&eacute; d&eacute; accents&quot;, &quot;iso-8859-1&quot;); </pre> Note: Don't send HTML this way. See <a href="#Advices">Advices</a> to send a mail in HTML format. <p> <p> <p><a name="Attach%28+string+filename%2C+%5Bstring+mimetype%5D%2C+%5Bstring+disposition%5D+%29"></a> <h4>Attach( string filepath, [string mimetype], [string disposition], [string filename] )</h4> <p>Attach a file $filepath to the mail. <p> <ul> <li> <b>filepath</b> : path to the file on drive. </li> <li> <b>mimetype</b> : string that defines the file MIME-type. Default MIME is 'application/x-unknown-content-type'. The Mime-Type is used by Email clients, for instance to display an image attached in the mail, or to "automagically" launch an attached virus for some of them :) </li> <li> <b>disposition</b> : this code defines the method used to display the attachment. With <b>inline</b> (default), the mail client will display the file directly in the mail if possible. With <b>attachment</b>, the attched file will be presented as a link. </li> <li><b>filename</b> : the name displayed by the attached file. </li> </ul> <p> <pre> $mail-&gt;Attach (&quot;logo.gif&quot;, &quot;image/gif&quot;); </pre> <pre> $mail-&gt;Attach (&quot;C:\\My Documents\\resume.doc&quot;, &quot;application/x-msword&quot;, &quot;attachment&quot;); </pre> <pre> $mail-&gt;Attach (&quot;C:\\My Documents\\resume.doc&quot;, &quot;application/x-msword&quot;, &quot;attachment&quot;, &quot;cv.doc&quot;); </pre> <p>&nbsp; <p><a name="Organization%28+string+%24org+%29"></a> <h4>Organization (string $org)</h4> <p>Defines the Organization field. Optionnal. <p> <pre> $mail-&gt;Organization (&quot;My company&quot;); </pre> <p> <p><a name="ReplyTo%28+string+address+%29"></a> <h4>ReplyTo (string replyto_email, [string replyto_name])</h4> <p>Defines a "Reply To" address that is different than the Sender address. You can also specify the Reply To name. <p> <p><a name="ReplyTo%28+string+address+%29"></a> <h4>ReturnPath (string returnpath_email, [string returnpath_name])</h4> <p>Defines a "Return Path" address that is different than the Sender address. You can also specify the Return Path name. <p> <pre> $mail-&gt;ReturnPath (&quot;;); </pre> <pre> $mail-&gt;ReturnPath (&quot;;, &quot;My Company Support&quot;); </pre> <p> <p><a name="Priority%28+integer+%24priority+%29"></a> <h4>Priority ([integer $priority])</h4> <p>Defines the mail priority. Optional. <p>priority must be an integer between 1 (highest) et 5 ( lowest ) This information is usuall used by mail clients, eg. by highlighting urgent messages. <p> <pre> $mail-&gt;Priority (1); // urgent $mail-&gt;Priority (3); // normal $mail-&gt;Priority (5); // more urgent than all</pre> <p><a name="Receipt%28%29"></a> <h4>Receipt ()</h4> <p>Add a receipt to the mail. This is a mecanism that sends a receipt back to sender when the message is opened by a recipient. The receipt is sent to the address defined in From field, unless if ReplyTo field is defined. <p> <pre> $mail-&gt;Receipt (); </pre> Warning: this mecanism is not standardised, thus not fully supported by mail clients. <p> <p> <p><a name="Send%28%29"></a> <h4>Send ()</h4> <p>Send the mail. Don't forget to call this method :) <p> <p> <pre> $mail-&gt;Send (); </pre> <p><a name="Get%28%29"></a> <h4>Get ()</h4> <p> <pre> Return the whole email (headers + message + attachments) in raw format. Can be used to display the mail, or to save it in a File or DB. </pre> <pre> $msg = $mail-&gt;Get (); </pre> <pre> // display the message on the page echo &quot;Your message has been sent:&lt;br&gt;&lt;pre&gt;&quot;, nl2br( $msg ) , &quot;&lt;/pre&gt;&quot;; </pre> <pre> // log it in a database $msg = str_replace (&quot;&#039;&quot;, &quot;&#039;&#039;&quot;, $msg); $bdd-&gt;exec (&quot;insert into Mailbox( user, folder, message, senttime ) values ( &#039;toto&#039;, &#039;Sent&#039;, &#039;$msg&#039;, $FCT_CURRENT_TIME&quot;); </pre> <p><a name="Advices"></a> <h2>Advices</h2> <p><a name="Send+a+mail+in+HTML+format"></a> <h3>Send a mail in HTML format</h3> <p>Fist point: I personally hate receiving HTML mails: I *don't* recommend to use it. <p>To send a HTML mail with libMail, you must attach your HTML source as a file: <p> <pre> $file = &quot;mail.html&quot;; $mail-&gt;Body (&quot;This mail is formatted in HTML - shame on me&quot;); // inline intructs the mail client to display the HTML if it can $mail-&gt;Attach ($file, &quot;text/html&quot;, &quot;inline&quot;); </pre> If your HTML page contains some images or links don't forget either to : <p> <ul> <li> rewrite them in absolute : /mahomepage.html becomes </li> <li> define a <b>BASE HREF</b> in the HEAD section. All relative links will be relative to this URL </li> <pre> &lt;head&gt; &lt;base href=&quot;;&gt; &lt;/head&gt; </pre> <li> When your recipients don't have any web access, you have a few solutions left such as the <b>data:</b> URLs that i describe <a href="">here (french)</a> or the linked parts that i should document soon. </li> <p> </ul> <p> <p> <p> <p><a name="Statut"></a> <h2>Status</h2> <p> <table > <tr> <td>Name</td> <td>libmail</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Lang</td> <td>php3 / php4</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Version</td> <td>1.4</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Lastmod</td> <td>Mon Jan 12 20:56:GMT 2004</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Authors</td> <td><a href="">Leo West</a>, <a href="">Setec Astronomy</a></td> </tr> </table> <p><a name="Summary"></a> <h2>Summary</h2> <p><a name="summary"></a><ol class=idx> <li><a href="#LIBMAIL" class=aIdx>LIBMAIL</a></li><ol class=idx> <li><a href="#Description" class=aIdx>Description</a></li> <li><a href="#ChangeLog" class=aIdx>ChangeLog</a></li> <li><a href="#Synopsis" class=aIdx>Synopsis</a></li> <li><a href="#Installation" class=aIdx>Installation</a></li> <li><a href="#Documentation" class=aIdx>Documentation</a></li> <ol class=idx> <li><a href="#Constructor" class=aIdx>Constructor</a></li> <li><a href="#Subject%28+string+sujet+%29" class=aIdx>Subject ([string subject])</a></li> <li><a href="#From%28+address+%29" class=aIdx>From (string from_email, [string from_name])</a></li> <li><a href="#To%28+mixed+address+%29" class=aIdx>To (mixed address)</a></li> <li><a href="#CC%28+mixed+address+%29" class=aIdx>CC (mixed address)</a></li> <li><a href="#BCC%28+mixed+address+%29" class=aIdx>BCC (mixed address)</a></li> <li><a href="#Body%28+string+body%2C+%5Bstring+charset%5D+%29" class=aIdx>Body ([string body], [string charset] )</a></li> <li><a href="#Attach%28+string+filename%2C+%5Bstring+mimetype%5D%2C+%5Bstring+disposition%5D+%29" class=aIdx>Attach (string filepath, [string mimetype], [string disposition], [string filename])</a></li> <li><a href="#Organization%28+string+%24org+%29" class=aIdx>Organization (string $org)</a></li> <li><a href="#ReplyTo%28+string+address+%29" class=aIdx>ReplyTo (string replyto_email, [string replyto_name])</a></li> <li><a href="#ReplyTo%28+string+address+%29" class=aIdx>ReturnPath (string returnpath_email, [string returnpath_name])</a></li> <li><a href="#Priority%28+integer+%24priority+%29" class=aIdx>Priority ([integer $priority])</a></li> <li><a href="#Receipt%28%29" class=aIdx>Receipt ()</a></li> <li><a href="#Send%28%29" class=aIdx>Send ()</a></li> <li><a href="#Get%28%29" class=aIdx>Get ()</a></li> </ol> <li><a href="#Advices" class=aIdx>Advices</a></li> <ol class=idx> <li><a href="#Send+a+mail+in+HTML+format" class=aIdx>Send a mail in HTML format</a></li> </ol> <li><a href="#Statut" class=aIdx>Statut</a></li> <li><a href="#Summary" class=aIdx>Summary</a></li> <p> <p> </body> </html>