Guys, need help again, I cant get my mail script working...

here is my code

 require_once "Mail.php";
 $from = "Sandra Sender <sender@example.com>";
 $to = "Ramona Recipient <recipient@example.com>";
 $subject = "Hi!";
 $body = "Hi,\n\nHow are you?";
 $host = "ssl://mail.example.com";
 $port = "465";
 $username = "smtp_username";
 $password = "smtp_password";
 $headers = array ('From' => $from,
   'To' => $to,
   'Subject' => $subject);
 $smtp = Mail::factory('smtp',
   array ('host' => $host,
     'port' => $port,
     'auth' => true,
     'username' => $username,
     'password' => $password));
 $mail = $smtp->send($to, $headers, $body);
 if (PEAR::isError($mail)) {
   echo("<p>" . $mail->getMessage() . "</p>");
  } else {
   echo("<p>Message successfully sent!</p>");

im working on a linux server...is there something i need to install?

thank you guys!!!

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Last Post by jcarbillon

You got this example from SO ? It is designed to work with gmail, so change your sender email addresses and username and password. I am assuming you already have PEAR installed.

Edited by pritaeas: n/a


The first argument to this function is the recipient, the second specifies the message's subject and the third one should contain the body. So to send a simple sample message, we could use:

$to = "recipient@example.com";
$subject = "Hi!";
$body = "Hi,\n\nHow are you?";
if (mail($to, $subject, $body)) {
echo("<p>Message successfully sent!</p>");
} else {
echo("<p>Message delivery failed...</p>");

Edited by happygeek: Fake sig snipped


@pritaeas - my pear is working , still no luck.. i google some alternative for this and I found the phpmailer and it works.... but still i want this to pursue this using pear..

@ppt123 - ill try ur suggestion

thank you guys


@zero13 - thanks for the reminder

@pritaeas - thanks! I will give it a try

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