What is PHPMailer?
A full-featured email creation and transfer class for PHP. It is a class library for PHP that provides a collection of functions to build and send email messages. PHPMailer supports several ways of sending email: mail() , Sendmail, qmail & direct to SMTP servers.
PHPMailer is a tool in the Email API category of a tech stack.
PHPMailer is an open source tool with 13.9K GitHub stars and 7.6K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to PHPMailer's open source repository on GitHub
PHP, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, and Yii are some of the popular tools that integrate with PHPMailer. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with PHPMailer.
Why developers like PHPMailer?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use PHPMailer
- Integrated SMTP support - send without a local mail server
- Send emails with multiple To, CC, BCC and Reply-to addresses
- Multipart/alternative emails for mail clients that do not read HTML email
- Add attachments, including inline
- Support for UTF-8 content and 8bit, base64, binary, and quoted-printable encodings
- SMTP authentication with LOGIN, PLAIN, CRAM-MD5 and XOAUTH2 mechanisms over SSL and SMTP+STARTTLS transports
- Validates email addresses automatically
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