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How to use mail function in PHP to send mail

Send Emails in php

  • You can sends an email to anyone directly from PHP script
  • mail() function allows you to send emails

Requirements for send an email

  • You have an installed and working email system
  • You have to set configuration settings in php.ini file

In this article we discuss about mail function in php for sending emails.


$to = ""; // receiver/receivers of the email this is Required 

$subject = "subject goes here"; // specified the subject for the email this is Required

$body = "Body of your message here you can use HTML too. e.g.BOLD"; // main body of the email where contents can be defined, you can also use html here

$headers = "From: TutorialsTown\r\n"; // specified from that mail will be send

$headers .= "Reply-To:\r\n";

$headers .= "Return-Path:\r\n";

$headers .= "X-Mailer: PHP5\n";

$headers .= 'MIME-Version: 1.0' . "\n";

$headers .= 'Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1' . "\r\n"; // describe what types of contents to be send (e.g) text, html, video, pdf etc

mail($to,$subject,$body,$headers); // call mail() method and pass all arguments from it


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