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Multiple Email Attachments PHP from scratch
<?php
error_reporting(E_ALL);
ini_set('display_errors', 1);
if(isset($_FILES) && (bool) $_FILES) {
$allowedExtensions = array("pdf","doc","docx","gif","jpeg","jpg","png","rtf","txt");
$files = array();
foreach($_FILES as $name=>$file) {
$file_name = $file['name'];
$temp_name = $file['tmp_name'];
$file_type = $file['type'];
$path_parts = pathinfo($file_name);
$ext = $path_parts['extension'];
if(!in_array($ext,$allowedExtensions)) {
die("File $file_name has the extensions $ext which is not allowed");
}
array_push($files,$file);
}
// email fields: to, from, subject, and so on
$to = "<<TO EMAIL>>";
$from = "<<FROM EMAIL>>";
$subject ="test attachment";
$message = "this is a test message";
$headers = "From: $from";
// boundary
$semi_rand = md5(time());
$mime_boundary = "==Multipart_Boundary_x{$semi_rand}x";
// headers for attachment
$headers .= "\nMIME-Version: 1.0\n" . "Content-Type: multipart/mixed;\n" . " boundary=\"{$mime_boundary}\"";
// multipart boundary
$message = "This is a multi-part message in MIME format.\n\n" . "--{$mime_boundary}\n" . "Content-Type: text/plain; charset=\"iso-8859-1\"\n" . "Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit\n\n" . $message . "\n\n";
$message .= "--{$mime_boundary}\n";
// preparing attachments
for($x=0;$x<count($files);$x++){
$file = fopen($files[$x]['tmp_name'],"rb");
$data = fread($file,filesize($files[$x]['tmp_name']));
fclose($file);
$data = chunk_split(base64_encode($data));
$name = $files[$x]['name'];
$message .= "Content-Type: {\"application/octet-stream\"};\n" . " name=\"$name\"\n" .
"Content-Disposition: attachment;\n" . " filename=\"$name\"\n" .
"Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64\n\n" . $data . "\n\n";
$message .= "--{$mime_boundary}\n";
}
// send
$ok = mail($to, $subject, $message, $headers);
if ($ok) {
echo "<p>mail sent to $to!</p>";
} else {
echo "<p>mail could not be sent!</p>";
}
}
?>
<html>
<body>
<form method="post" action="attachments.php" enctype="multipart/form-data">
<input type="file" name="attach1"/>
<input type="submit" value="submit"/>
</form>
</body>
</html>
@bpoeta
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bpoeta commented Jan 2, 2014

Hi, very useful your video and code!
Still i've a problem when testing, i get the attachement mail, but it comes as a temp file, and i can't make it work, heaven after trying to do as on the video :(

Can u help me?

PS- I got it! It works just fine :) Thanks a lot !

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ghost commented Feb 13, 2014

I get the same thing bpoeta.. how did you solve it?

@serrado
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serrado commented May 4, 2014

Hi! i´m getting the attachement with temp name with no preview (gmail). Can someone help?

@webrf
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webrf commented Feb 13, 2015

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josmatic commented Dec 2, 2015

$file) { $file_name = $file['name']; $temp_name = $file['tmp_name']; $file_type = $file['type']; $path_parts = pathinfo($file_name); $ext = $path_parts['extension']; if(!in_array($ext,$allowedExtensions)) { die("File $file_name has the extensions $ext which is not allowed"); } array_push($files,$file); } */ // email fields: to, from, subject, and so on $to = "email who receive"; $from = "email who send"; $subject ="test attachment"; $message = "this is a test message"; $headers = "From: $from"; // boundary $semi_rand = md5(time()); $mime_boundary = "==Multipart_Boundary_x{$semi_rand}x"; // headers for attachment $headers .= "\nMIME-Version: 1.0\n" . "Content-Type: multipart/mixed;\n" . " boundary=\"{$mime_boundary}\""; // multipart boundary $message .= "This is a multi-part message in MIME format.\n\n" . "--{$mime_boundary}\n" . "Content-Type: text/plain; charset=\"iso-8859-1\"\n" . "Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit\n\n" . $message . "\n\n"; $message .= "--{$mime_boundary}\n"; // preparing attachments // for($x=0;$xmail sent to $to!

"; } else { echo "

mail could not be sent!

"; } ``` } ?>

@joeyb276
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joeyb276 commented Dec 21, 2016

I tried this but I only get my mail as plain tekst.

email example:

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

--==Multipart_Boundary_x7db691fda990bd9ff9234ddc204dc1adx
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

this is a test message

--==Multipart_Boundary_x7db691fda990bd9ff9234ddc204dc1adx
Content-Type: {"application/octet-stream"};
name="backup whatever.txt"
Content-Disposition: attachment;
filename="backup whatever.txt"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
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--==Multipart_Boundary_x7db691fda990bd9ff9234ddc204dc1adx

I used the following code :

error_reporting(E_ALL);

ini_set('display_errors', 1);

			$post_name = $_POST['name'];
			$email = $_POST['email'];
			$subject = $_POST['subject'];
			$message = $_POST['comments'];
			$headers = "From: $email";

if(isset($_FILES)){
$allowedExtensions = array("pdf","doc","docx","gif","jpeg","jpg","png","rtf","txt");
$files = array();
foreach($_FILES as $name=>$file) {
$file_name = $file['name'];
$temp_name = $file['tmp_name'];
$file_type = $file['type'];
$path_parts = pathinfo($file_name);
$ext = $path_parts['extension'];
if(!in_array($ext,$allowedExtensions)) {
die("File $file_name has the extensions $ext which is not allowed");
}
array_push($files,$file);
}

// boundary 
$semi_rand = md5(time()); 
$mime_boundary = "==Multipart_Boundary_x{$semi_rand}x"; 
 
// headers for attachment 
$headers .= "\nMIME-Version: 1.0\n" . "Content-Type: multipart/mixed;\n" . " boundary=\"{$mime_boundary}\""; 

// multipart boundary 
$message = "This is a multi-part message in MIME format.\n\n" . "--{$mime_boundary}\n" . "Content-Type: text/plain; charset=\"iso-8859-1\"\n" . "Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit\n\n" . $message . "\n\n"; 
$message .= "--{$mime_boundary}\n";
 
// preparing attachments
for($x=0;$x<count($files);$x++){
	$file = fopen($files[$x]['tmp_name'],"rb");
	$data = fread($file,filesize($files[$x]['tmp_name']));
	fclose($file);
	$data = chunk_split(base64_encode($data));
	$name = $files[$x]['name'];
	$message .= "Content-Type: {\"application/octet-stream\"};\n" . " name=\"$name\"\n" . 
	"Content-Disposition: attachment;\n" . " filename=\"$name\"\n" . 
	"Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64\n\n" . $data . "\n\n";
	$message .= "--{$mime_boundary}\n";
}
}


		
				echo $file_name;
				
				$m = new PHPMailer;
				$m->addAttachment($headers);
				$m->isSMTP();
				$m->SMTPAuth = true;
				$m->SMTPDebug = 0;
				$m->Host = "*****";
				$m->Username = "****";
				$m->Password = "******";
				$m->SMTPSecure = 'ssl';
				$m->Port = 465;

				$m->From = $email;
				$m->FromName = $post_name;
				$m->addReplyTo($email, $post_name);
				$m->addAddress("EMAIL AND COMPANY");
				$m->Subject = $subject;
				$m->Body = $message;

				$m->send();
				
				print_r($files);
				print (
				
				'<br>
                                <div data-notify="container" class="col-xs-11 col-sm-12 alert alert-{0}alert alert-success alert-dismissable" role="alert">
                                    <button type="button" aria-hidden="true" class="close" data-notify="dismiss" data-dismiss="alert"><span data-notify="icon" class="glyphicon glyphicon-remove"></span></button>
                                    <span data-notify="icon" class="glyphicon glyphicon-exclamation-sign"></span>
                                    <span data-notify="title"><?php echo(lang("contact_column2_error1")); ?></span>
                                    <span data-notify="message"><br><?php echo(lang("contact_column2_success")); ?></span>
                                </div>');
				 
	}else{
			
				
				
				print (
				'<br>
                                <div data-notify="container" class="col-xs-11 col-sm-12 alert alert-{0}alert alert-danger alert-dismissable" role="alert">
                                    <button type="button" aria-hidden="true" class="close" data-notify="dismiss" data-dismiss="alert"><span data-notify="icon" class="glyphicon glyphicon-remove"></span></button>
                                    <span data-notify="icon" class="glyphicon glyphicon-exclamation-sign"></span>
                                    <span data-notify="title"><?php echo(lang("contact_column2_error1")); ?></span>
                                    <span data-notify="message"><br><?php echo(lang("contact_column2_success")); ?></span>
                                </div>');
				
	}
}

@vauc83
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vauc83 commented Jan 7, 2017

This works amazing, how to do this and send the email with as HTML body?

@vauc83
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vauc83 commented Jan 7, 2017

This works great, how do i do this and when the email is sent the boby of the image is sent in HTML format?

@DushyantDhundara
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DushyantDhundara commented Apr 28, 2017

Hi I could really use your help. This code works great, however if I dont attach any image or attach less than 3 images ( given my contact form has 3 file type input) the form doesn't gets submitted. What logic can I use to achieve that? so the code works even when no images are chosen or less than 3 or for that matter any amount? Thank you

@Kennedy-Manasseh
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Kennedy-Manasseh commented Aug 30, 2017

Hi, could this work with WordPress by adding it above the <?php get_header(); ?>

@mariamghalleb
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mariamghalleb commented Oct 20, 2017

hey good job!

how can i do this with an < input multiple > ?
Thank you !

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