How to send email using PHPMailer


First, download PHPMailer using the direct link below:

After you have downloaded the file, unzip and extract it to your public_html. After unzipping the file we have public_html/PHPMailer_5.2.0. Next you will need to edit your web pages to use the PHPMailer code.

Add the PHPMailer code to your site:


$mail = new PHPMailer();

$mail->IsSMTP(); // set mailer to use SMTP
$mail->Host = ""; // specify main and backup server
$mail->SMTPAuth = true; // turn on SMTP authentication
$mail->Username = "USERNAME"; // SMTP username
$mail->Password = "PASSWORD"; // SMTP password

$mail->From = "";
$mail->FromName = "Mailer";
$mail->AddAddress("", "Josh Adams");
$mail->AddAddress(""); // name is optional
$mail->AddReplyTo("", "Information");

$mail->WordWrap = 50; // set word wrap to 50 characters
$mail->AddAttachment("/var/tmp/file.tar.gz"); // add attachments
$mail->AddAttachment("/tmp/image.jpg", "new.jpg"); // optional name
$mail->IsHTML(true); // set email format to HTML

$mail->Subject = "Here is the subject";
$mail->Body = "This is the HTML message body <b>in bold!</b>";
$mail->AltBody = "This is the body in plain text for non-HTML mail clients";

echo "Message could not be sent. <p>";
echo "Mailer Error: " . $mail->ErrorInfo;

echo "Message has been sent";

That’s it.

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