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I am trying to send email on codeigniter with attach file.

I always receive email successfully. However , I never receive with attach file. Below is code and highly appreciate for all comments.

    $ci = get_instance();
    $config['protocol'] = "smtp";
    $config['smtp_host'] = "ssl://";
    $config['smtp_port'] = "465";
    $config['smtp_user'] = "";
    $config['smtp_pass'] = "test";
    $config['charset'] = "utf-8";
    $config['mailtype'] = "html";
    $config['newline'] = "rn";


    $ci->email->from('', 'Test Email');
    $list = array('');
    $this->email->reply_to('', 'Explendid Videos');
    $ci->email->subject('This is an email test');
    $ci->email->message('It is working. Great!');

    $ci->email->attach( '/test/myfile.pdf');




Enables you to send an attachment. Put the file path/name in the first parameter. Note: Use a file path, not a URL. For multiple attachments use the function multiple times. For example:

public function setemail()
$subject="some text";
$message="some text";
public function sendEmail($email,$subject,$message)

    $config = Array(
      'protocol' => 'smtp',
      'smtp_host' => 'ssl://',
      'smtp_port' => 465,
      'smtp_user' => '', 
      'smtp_pass' => 'passwrd', 
      'mailtype' => 'html',
      'charset' => 'iso-8859-1',
      'wordwrap' => TRUE

          $this->load->library('email', $config);
          echo 'Email send.';

Thursday, September 1, 2022

PHPMailer is the best to use for email.

checkout some below links which will help you in future also:

  1. File Attachments in PHP Mail with PHPMailer
  2. php mailer attachments
  3. attachments using phpMailer
  4. PHPMailer Tutorial
  5. A Simple Example : Sending Email with Attachment Using Phpmailer
  6. PHP send email with multiple attachments with PHPMailer with SMTP Authentication
  7. Sending email with multiple attachments with PHP

may this help you.

Saturday, November 5, 2022

$sender_lname = filter_var($_POST["fname"], FILTER_SANITIZE_STRING); Should be, $sender_lname = filter_var($_POST["lname"], FILTER_SANITIZE_STRING);

If you are refreshing a browser, they tend to cache the last POST request. You may be asked if you want to re-submit form data. Try adding a hidden field with a hash value for a token.

<input type="hidden" name="token" value="someHashValue">

Implement sessions to compare the submitted token against the one stored in $_SESSION.

session_regenerate_id(); //Used properly, helps deter session fixation;
$_SESSION['token'] = "someHashValue"; //Must be unique for each page load.

Use a good hashing function to create the token. I would steer clear of md5 and sha1.


if($_SESSION['token'] === $_POST['token'])
    //Good. You want to filter, validate, and check this early on.
    //Whatever you do, just be consistent.

Also, be wary of using the file name ($file_name = $_FILES['file_upload']['name'];) supplied by the browser in your code. Most would say find a way not to use it, but if you do, you still need to filter and validate it in some way. Re-naming the file might be appropriate. Checking the file size is a good idea, too. Don't rely too heavily on the php.ini on the file size bit. If file type matters, you can even try to inspect the file before accepting it.

Lastly, when you get there, if you are going to use PHP filter functions, it may be a good idea to use filter_input_array() with INPUT_POST for your POST data. For the $_FILES superglobal, I made a separate routine just for validating it (but, you cannot use filter_input_array() for that). Good luck! You are on your way!

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
//define the receiver of the email 
$to = ''; 
//define the subject of the email 
$subject = 'Test email with attachment'; 
//create a boundary string. It must be unique 
//so we use the MD5 algorithm to generate a random hash 
$random_hash = md5(date('r', time())); 
//define the headers we want passed. Note that they are separated with rn 
$headers = "From: webmaster@example.comrnReply-To:"; 
//add boundary string and mime type specification 
$headers .= "rnContent-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="PHP-mixed-".$random_hash."""; 
//read the atachment file contents into a string,
//encode it with MIME base64,
//and split it into smaller chunks
$attachment = chunk_split(base64_encode(file_get_contents(''))); 
//define the body of the message. 
ob_start(); //Turn on output buffering 
--PHP-mixed-<?php echo $random_hash; ?>  
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="PHP-alt-<?php echo $random_hash; ?>" 

--PHP-alt-<?php echo $random_hash; ?>  
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" 
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Hello World!!! 
This is simple text email message. 

--PHP-alt-<?php echo $random_hash; ?>  
Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" 
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

<h2>Hello World!</h2> 
<p>This is something with <b>HTML</b> formatting.</p> 

--PHP-alt-<?php echo $random_hash; ?>-- 

--PHP-mixed-<?php echo $random_hash; ?>  
Content-Type: application/zip; name=""  
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64  
Content-Disposition: attachment  

<?php echo $attachment; ?> 
--PHP-mixed-<?php echo $random_hash; ?>-- 

//copy current buffer contents into $message variable and delete current output buffer 
$message = ob_get_clean(); 
//send the email 
$mail_sent = @mail( $to, $subject, $message, $headers ); 
//if the message is sent successfully print "Mail sent". Otherwise print "Mail failed" 
echo $mail_sent ? "Mail sent" : "Mail failed"; 

you will notice this line $attachment = chunk_split(base64_encode(file_get_contents(''))); and you change to suit your in memory file.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
  • Make sure you've enabled the android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE or android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission in your manifest

  • Check that the uri resolves to an actual file, and try logging the file content (Log.d) in that block of code, to ensure the file contents are actually readable.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
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