How to send attachments with PHP Mail()?

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Sometimes, we want to send attachments with PHP Mail().

In this article, we’ll look at how to send attachments with PHP Mail().

How to send attachments with PHP Mail()?

To send attachments with PHP Mail(), we can call the AddAttachment method in PHPMailer.

We install it by running

composer require phpmailer/phpmailer

Then, we write

use PHPMailer\PHPMailer\PHPMailer;
use PHPMailer\PHPMailer\Exception;

$email = new PHPMailer();
$email->SetFrom('you@example.com', 'Your Name');
$email->Subject = 'Message Subject';
$email->Body = $bodytext;
$email->AddAddress('destinationaddress@example.com');

$file_to_attach = 'PATH_OF_YOUR_FILE_HERE';

$email->AddAttachment($file_to_attach , 'NameOfFile.pdf');

return $email->Send();

to create a new PHPMailer object.

Then we call methods to add the from, subject, body and address.

Next, we call AddAttachment to add the file by the file path and the file name of the attachment.

And then we call Send to send the email.

Conclusion

To send attachments with PHP Mail(), we can call the AddAttachment method in PHPMailer.

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