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PHP Equivalent to ASP .CreateMHTMLBody

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I am currenly converting an asp site to a php site to host on a different server.  I have a page that sends an email and uses  .CreateMHTMLBody.  I am looking for a PHP equivalent if there is one.
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by:Ashish Patel
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in ASP there is no class for sending emails, you will have to purchase third party dll files or components to do that.
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by:Ashish Patel
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sorry please neglect my commnets. Apologies.
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steelseth12 earned 500 total points
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is php you would use the mail() function to send emails
Examples and documentation can be found here http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.mail.php

Or you could use a mailing class like phpmailer

http://phpmailer.codeworxtech.com/
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by:nizsmo
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I suggest using PHPMailer as steelseth12 mentioned, it will be much easier for you to send html emails, just a simple html email example of possibly what you are looking for (using phpmailer):



<?php
 

require("class.phpmailer.php");
 

$mail = new PHPMailer();
 

$mail->IsSMTP(); // telling the class to use SMTP

$mail->Host = "smtp.example.com"; // SMTP server
 

$mail->From = "from@example.com";

$mail->AddAddress("myfriend@example.net");
 

$mail->Subject = "An HTML Message";

$mail->Body = "Hello, <b>my friend</b>! \n\n This message uses HTML entities!";
 

?>

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by:effx
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Try :
Function SendMail (Email_From, Email_To, Email_Subject, Email_Body, Email_Body_Type, Email_Password)

Email_Server = "mail.yourdomain.com"

	Dim objEmail

	Set objEmail = CreateObject("CDO.Message")

		objEmail.From = Email_From

		objEmail.To = Email_To

		objEmail.Subject = Email_Subject

		objEmail.TextBody  = Email_Body

		objEmail.HTMLBody  = Email_Body

		With objEmail.Configuration.Fields

	          .Item("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusing") = 2

	          .Item("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserver") = Email_Server

	          .Item("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusername") = Email_From

	          .Item("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendpassword") = Email_Password 

	          .Item("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpauthenticate") = 1

	          .Item("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserverport") = 25

	          .Update

		End With

		objEmail.Send

	Set objEmail = Nothing

End If

SendMail = "Sent"

End Function

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by:effx
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Sorry ignore my comment, misread the question.
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by:nplib
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I don't have a lot of experience with fread and fopen, but if you read the contents of a webpage, it should print the html coding into the body of the email using phpmailer.

Maybe some of the other experts-may have an idea on how to do such a thing.
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by:chetweewax
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I figured this one out on my own.

steelseth12 your links, while they pertaned to the the mail subject, they were not the reference i was looking for.

I have rethought the process and now store the HTML in my database and send out my emails from there.

while($i<$rows)
{
$message = mysql_result($result,0,"email");
$headers = "MIME-Version: 1.0" . "\r\n";
$headers .= "Content-type:text/html;charset=iso-8859-1" . "\r\n";
$headers .= 'From: <me@email.com>' . "\r\n";
$headers .= "\r\n";
$to = mysql_result($resulta,$i,"looped email address");
$subject = "HTML email";
mail($to,$subject,$message,$headers);
echo "Sent mail Successfully to - " . mysql_result($result,$i,"looped email address") . "<br>";
$i++;
}
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by:steelseth12
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" I have a page that sends an email and uses  .CreateMHTMLBody.  I am looking for a PHP equivalent if there is one"

 From http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.mail.php

Example#4 Sending HTML email
<?php

// multiple recipients

$to  = 'aidan@example.com' . ', '; // note the comma

$to .= 'wez@example.com';
 

// subject

$subject = 'Birthday Reminders for August';
 

// message

$message = '

<html>

<head>

  <title>Birthday Reminders for August</title>

</head>

<body>

  <p>Here are the birthdays upcoming in August!</p>

  <table>

    <tr>

      <th>Person</th><th>Day</th><th>Month</th><th>Year</th>

    </tr>

    <tr>

      <td>Joe</td><td>3rd</td><td>August</td><td>1970</td>

    </tr>

    <tr>

      <td>Sally</td><td>17th</td><td>August</td><td>1973</td>

    </tr>

  </table>

</body>

</html>

';
 

// To send HTML mail, the Content-type header must be set

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

$headers .= 'Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1' . "\r\n";
 

// Additional headers

$headers .= 'To: Mary <mary@example.com>, Kelly <kelly@example.com>' . "\r\n";

$headers .= 'From: Birthday Reminder <birthday@example.com>' . "\r\n";

$headers .= 'Cc: birthdayarchive@example.com' . "\r\n";

$headers .= 'Bcc: birthdaycheck@example.com' . "\r\n";
 

// Mail it

mail($to, $subject, $message, $headers);

?>

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by:steelseth12
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I assume that answers the question .

If there was something you didnt understand, had follow up questions or anything alot all bothered you it is customary to ask, not wait 4 months without giving any feedback and marking the question to be deleted.
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by:chetweewax
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The .CreateMHTMLBody in classic asp creates the message of the email from a totally seperate server page.  Again the references you gave me did not pertain to this type of feature.  The HTML code must be placed directly into the php page in the references you sent me.

If you are looking for the points without answering the question that was asked then I am sorry, I don't feel it is right to do so.

(And you are right I should have responded sooner, but I needed to to get something in place quickly so I used the database)
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by:nplib
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correct me if I'm from, but CreateMHTMLBody("www.google.com") for example
would take the html coding and place it into a variable so you could essentially email someone the google page and they would see it in their email?
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by:steelseth12
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Just a quick note, I have unlimited access to this website for the next of the year without earning a single point, so i neither need nor want your points.

It just is beyond annoying to  ask a question, in a hurry, not bother to reply to any other experts that came here to help you for free and come back 4 months later to delete the question because figured out another way to do it that is irrelevant to the original question

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by:chetweewax
ID: 21267151
yes that is correct.  It does allow you to send query strings to the page and populate information (a persons name from a database for instance)

I am going to award you the points

I don't need to make enemies here, the question was old, I thought deleting it was the easy way to stop the emails about open questions.  PHP is a new challenge for me and I may need more help in the future.
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by:chetweewax
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Sorry for any confusion
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