tutorial code - Send email using the GMail SMTP server from a PHP page




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Using Swift mailer, it is quite easy to send a mail through Gmail credentials:

<?php
require_once 'swift/lib/swift_required.php';

$transport = Swift_SmtpTransport::newInstance('smtp.gmail.com', 465, "ssl")
  ->setUsername('GMAIL_USERNAME')
  ->setPassword('GMAIL_PASSWORD');

$mailer = Swift_Mailer::newInstance($transport);

$message = Swift_Message::newInstance('Test Subject')
  ->setFrom(array('abc@example.com' => 'ABC'))
  ->setTo(array('xyz@test.com'))
  ->setBody('This is a test mail.');

$result = $mailer->send($message);
?>
example phpmailer pear

I am trying to send an email via GMail's SMTP server from a PHP page, but I get this error:

authentication failure [SMTP: SMTP server does no support authentication (code: 250, response: mx.google.com at your service, [98.117.99.235] SIZE 35651584 8BITMIME STARTTLS ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES PIPELINING)]

Can anyone help? Here is my code:

<?php
require_once "Mail.php";

$from = "Sandra Sender <sender@example.com>";
$to = "Ramona Recipient <ramona@microsoft.com>";
$subject = "Hi!";
$body = "Hi,\n\nHow are you?";

$host = "smtp.gmail.com";
$port = "587";
$username = "testtest@gmail.com";
$password = "testtest";

$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>");
 }
?>



I don't recommend Pear Mail. It has not been updated since 2010. Also read the source files; the source code is almost outdated, written in PHP 4 style and many errors / bugs have been posted (Google it). I am using Swift Mailer.

Swift Mailer integrates into any web application written in PHP 5, offering a flexible and elegant object-oriented approach to sending emails with a multitude of features.

Send emails using SMTP, sendmail, postfix or a custom Transport implementation of your own.

Support servers that require username & password and/or encryption.

Protect from header injection attacks without stripping request data content.

Send MIME compliant HTML/multipart emails.

Use event-driven plugins to customize the library.

Handle large attachments and inline/embedded images with low memory use.

It is a free and open source you can Download Swift Mailer and upload to your server. (The feature list is copied from owner website).

The working example of Gmail SSL/SMTP and Swift Mailer is here...

// Swift Mailer Library
require_once '../path/to/lib/swift_required.php';

// Mail Transport
$transport = Swift_SmtpTransport::newInstance('ssl://smtp.gmail.com', 465)
    ->setUsername('username@gmail.com') // Your Gmail Username
    ->setPassword('my_secure_gmail_password'); // Your Gmail Password

// Mailer
$mailer = Swift_Mailer::newInstance($transport);

// Create a message
$message = Swift_Message::newInstance('Wonderful Subject Here')
    ->setFrom(array('sender@example.com' => 'Sender Name')) // can be $_POST['email'] etc...
    ->setTo(array('receiver@example.com' => 'Receiver Name')) // your email / multiple supported.
    ->setBody('Here is the <strong>message</strong> itself. It can be text or <h1>HTML</h1>.', 'text/html');

// Send the message
if ($mailer->send($message)) {
    echo 'Mail sent successfully.';
} else {
    echo 'I am sure, your configuration are not correct. :(';
}

I hope this helps. Happy coding... :)




SwiftMailer can send E-Mail using external servers.

here is an example that shows how to use a Gmail server:

require_once "lib/Swift.php";
require_once "lib/Swift/Connection/SMTP.php";

//Connect to localhost on port 25
$swift =& new Swift(new Swift_Connection_SMTP("localhost"));


//Connect to an IP address on a non-standard port
$swift =& new Swift(new Swift_Connection_SMTP("217.147.94.117", 419));


//Connect to Gmail (PHP5)
$swift = new Swift(new Swift_Connection_SMTP(
    "smtp.gmail.com", Swift_Connection_SMTP::PORT_SECURE, Swift_Connection_SMTP::ENC_TLS));



Send Mail using phpMailer library through Gmail Please donwload library files from Github

<?php
/**
 * This example shows settings to use when sending via Google's Gmail servers.
 */
//SMTP needs accurate times, and the PHP time zone MUST be set
//This should be done in your php.ini, but this is how to do it if you don't have access to that
date_default_timezone_set('Etc/UTC');
require '../PHPMailerAutoload.php';
//Create a new PHPMailer instance
$mail = new PHPMailer;
//Tell PHPMailer to use SMTP
$mail->isSMTP();
//Enable SMTP debugging
// 0 = off (for production use)
// 1 = client messages
// 2 = client and server messages
$mail->SMTPDebug = 2;
//Ask for HTML-friendly debug output
$mail->Debugoutput = 'html';
//Set the hostname of the mail server
$mail->Host = 'smtp.gmail.com';
// use
// $mail->Host = gethostbyname('smtp.gmail.com');
// if your network does not support SMTP over IPv6
//Set the SMTP port number - 587 for authenticated TLS, a.k.a. RFC4409 SMTP submission
$mail->Port = 587;
//Set the encryption system to use - ssl (deprecated) or tls
$mail->SMTPSecure = 'tls';
//Whether to use SMTP authentication
$mail->SMTPAuth = true;
//Username to use for SMTP authentication - use full email address for gmail
$mail->Username = "username@gmail.com";
//Password to use for SMTP authentication
$mail->Password = "yourpassword";
//Set who the message is to be sent from
$mail->setFrom('from@example.com', 'First Last');
//Set an alternative reply-to address
$mail->addReplyTo('replyto@example.com', 'First Last');
//Set who the message is to be sent to
$mail->addAddress('whoto@example.com', 'John Doe');
//Set the subject line
$mail->Subject = 'PHPMailer GMail SMTP test';
//Read an HTML message body from an external file, convert referenced images to embedded,
//convert HTML into a basic plain-text alternative body
$mail->msgHTML(file_get_contents('contents.html'), dirname(__FILE__));
//Replace the plain text body with one created manually
$mail->AltBody = 'This is a plain-text message body';
//Attach an image file
$mail->addAttachment('images/phpmailer_mini.png');
//send the message, check for errors
if (!$mail->send()) {
    echo "Mailer Error: " . $mail->ErrorInfo;
} else {
    echo "Message sent!";
}



I had this problem also. I set the correct settings and have enabled less secure apps but it still did not work. Finally, I enabled this https://accounts.google.com/UnlockCaptcha, and it worked for me. I hope this helps someone.




I have a solution for GSuite accounts that doesnt have the "@gmail.com" sufix. Also I think it will work for GSuite accounts with the @gmail.com but havent tried it. First you should have the privileges to change the option "allos¿w less secure app" for your GSuite account. If you have the privileges (you can check in account settings->security) then you have to deactivate "two step factor authentication" go to the end of the page and set to "yes" for allow less secure applications. That's all. If you dont have privileges to change those options the solution for this thread will not work. Check https://support.google.com/a/answer/6260879?hl=en to make changes to "allow less..." option.




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