PHP sends email, but not PDF attachment

Posted on 2008-06-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
The following PHP code correctly sends an email with the appropriate variables in the body of the email.  However, it is also supposed to send a PDF attachement called form.pdf.  The PDF file is found in the root directory of the website.

Please help me figure out why the email is sent, but not the PDF attachment.

I have changed the To and From email addresses to fake addresses.  
$emailSubject = 'New Completed PDF';

	$webMaster = '';

	$firstnameEM = $_SESSION['svFirstName'];

	$lastnameEM = $_SESSION['svLastName'];

	$companyEM = $_SESSION['svCompany'];

	$phoneEM = $_SESSION['svphone'];

	$emailEM = $_SESSION['svemail'];

	$dateEM = date('l, F dS Y.');

	$body = <<<EOD


First Name:  $firstnameEM <br><br>

Last Name:  $lastnameEM <br><br>

Company:  $companyEM <br><br>

Phone: $phoneEM <br><br>

Email:  $emailEM <br><br>

Date Completed Form:  $dateEM <br><br>

Find attached PDF of completed Application.


	/*$headers = "From: $emailField\r\n";  */

	$headers = "From:\r\n";


	$headers .= "Content-type: text/html\r\n";


$semi_rand = md5(time());

$mime_boundary = "==Multipart_Boundary_x{$semi_rand}x";

$headers .= "\nMIME-Version: 1.0\n" .

"Content-Type: multipart/mixed;\n" .

" boundary=\"{$mime_boundary}\"";

$email_message .= "This is a multi-part message in MIME format.\n\n" .

"--{$mime_boundary}\n" .

"Content-Type:text/html; charset=\"iso-8859-1\"\n" .

"Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit\n\n" .

$email_message . "\n\n";

/********************************************** First File ********************************************/

$fileatt = "form.pdf"; // Path to the file

$fileatt_type = "application/octet-stream"; // File Type

$fileatt_name = "application.pdf"; // Filename that will be used for the file as the attachment

$file = fopen($fileatt,'rb');

$data = fread($file,filesize($fileatt));


$data = chunk_split(base64_encode($data));

$email_message .= "--{$mime_boundary}\n" .

"Content-Type: {$fileatt_type};\n" .

" name=\"{$fileatt_name}\"\n" .

//"Content-Disposition: attachment;\n" .

//" filename=\"{$fileatt_name}\"\n" .

"Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64\n\n" .

$data . "\n\n" .









	$success = mail($webMaster, $emailSubject, $body, $headers);

	$theResults = <<<EOD


echo "$theResults";

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Question by:fastfind1

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If that doesn't help. Try the phpmailer class. It supports about anything you need in regard to mailing and is been used by thousands of sites. Saves you to reinvent the wheel.

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