Codeigniter Email Class Library


Codeigniter Email Class Library – Email class library provide various functions that are used to send email. It can be done by protocal. $this->load->library(’email’); is used to load the library. Here in this tutorial, we are going to explain how to use email class library.

Codeigniter email class library | Load | Example

Let us understand how file email class works in codeigniter with examples.

Load codeigniter email class library

How to load email class library:

 
$this->load->library('email');

Functions:-

There are following functions available in email class library. Now let us go through one by one to understand.

  • 1. Sending email
  • 2. Setting email preferences

1. Sending email

EXAMPLE

Here is simple example of sending email.

Sending email in codeigniter example:-

//Controller
public function sendmail()
{
$this->load->library('email');
$this->load->view('library/email_view');
$from = $this->email->from('sonukr321@gmail', 'sonu kumar');
$to = $this->email->to('sharmasonukr321@gmail.com');
$cc = $this->email->cc('abc@gmail.com');
$bcc = $this->email->bcc('xyz@gmail.com');

$subject = $this->email->subject('Email Test');
$message = $this->email->message('Testing the email class.');

if($this->email->send($from, $to, $cc, $bcc, $subject, $message))
{
	echo "sent succesfully";
}
else
{
	echo "unable to send";
}
}

2. Setting email preferences

EXAMPLE

Here is simple example of setting email preferences.

Setting email preferences in codeigniter example:-

//Controller
$config['protocol'] = 'sendmail';
$config['mailtype'] = 'text';
$config['smtp_timeout'] = '5';
$config['mailpath'] = '/usr/sbin/sendmail';
$config['charset'] = 'iso-8859-1';
$config['wordwrap'] = TRUE;
$this->email->initialize($config);

There are 21 different preferences availables.

Class reference

There are many types of class reference in email class library.

1. From

from($from[$name = ''[$return_path = NULL]])

This function is used to set email address and name of sender.

2. Reply to

reply_to($replyto[$name = ''])

This function is used to set reply to address.

3. To

to($to)

We use this function to set email address of reciever. address can be single or multiple both.

4. CC

cc($cc)

We use this function to set multiple email address of reciever.

5. Subject

subject($subject)

This function is used to set email subject.

6. Message

message($body)

This function is used to set email message body.

7. Set alt message

set_alt_message($str)

This function is used to set alternative email message body.

8. Set header

set_header($header, $value)

This function is used to add additional header.

9. Clear

clear([$clear_attachments = FALSE])

This function is used to clear all attachment files.

10. Send

send([$auto_clear = TRUE])

This method is used to sending the email.

11. Attachment

attach($filename[$disposition = ''[$newname = NULL[$mime = '']]])

We use this function to add multiple attachment files.

12. Print debugger

print_debugger([$include = array('headers', 'subject', 'body')])

By using this function we can print any type of error in email class.


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