Sending PDF attachments using PHPMailer

Posted on 2008-10-15
Last Modified: 2012-05-05

Am sending a PDF attachment using PHPMailer like this:

$mail->AddStringAttachment("files/pdf/name.pdf", "name.pdf");

The attachment is sent with the email, but when I try to open, or save it to my machine to open it, get a message saying "couldnt opne file because it's either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged eg it was sent as an attachment and wasnt correctly encoded....

I tried adjust the method above like this:

$mail->AddStringAttachment("files/pdf/name.pdf", "name.pdf","base64", "application/pdf")

but this didnt work.

The original file (I am sending) does open ok.

Any thoughts greatly appreciated.

Question by:daisydoos
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Accepted Solution

BrianGEFF719 earned 125 total points
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$mail->AddAttachment(realpath('./files/pdf/name.pdf'),'name.pdf','base64', 'application/pdf');


$mail->AddAttachment(realpath('files/pdf/name.pdf'),'name.pdf','base64', 'application/pdf');

Author Comment

ID: 22728656
Hi Brian,

many thanks - worked a treat!



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