This past week, my coworker and I had to deal with stressful problems with Cogneato‘s bulk email / newsletter system.Continue reading post "A tale of bulk email system woes"
Kind of a late night working getting a messed up newsletter send back on track.Continue reading post "#2031"
I paid for email service for the first time. Fastmail is getting rid of their ‘Guest’ (ie free) accounts.Continue reading post "Paid email"
I recently had to set up a PHP script to send an email with an attachment. With the current version of our CMS, we have swiftmailer available, which would make this easy, but for this site, I didn’t have it easily available. I considered bringing it in, but since this was just a simple script, I decided to give a go at doing it directly with PHP’s built in
mail() function. I found an answer on StackOverflow to guide me. Many respondents to that question recommended just using a library, but the answers that didn’t seemed reasonable.
It took me a number of failed attempts to get the headers and line-breaks just right so that both the email message and attachment sent properly, but I got it working. The code of my solution was fairly specific to the application, so I’ve modified it to make it more generically applicable for this post. The (untested but generic) variant of the solution looks like:Continue reading post "Sending email attachments with PHP `mail`"