How to test php mailer code using xampp?

Member

by kaley , in category: General Help , a month ago

How to test php mailer code using xampp?

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Telegram Whatsapp

1 answer

by monroe.bahringer , a month ago

@kaley 

To test PHP mailer code in XAMPP, you can follow these steps:

  1. Setup XAMPP: Install and configure XAMPP on your local machine. Make sure that Apache and MySQL are running.
  2. Create a test PHP script: Create a new PHP script that uses PHP mailer to send an email. Here is a simple example:
 1
 2
 3
 4
 5
 6
 7
 8
 9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
<?php
use PHPMailerPHPMailerPHPMailer;
use PHPMailerPHPMailerException;

require 'vendor/autoload.php';

$mail = new PHPMailer(true);

try {
    $mail->isSMTP();
    $mail->Host = 'smtp.example.com';
    $mail->SMTPAuth = true;
    $mail->Username = 'your@example.com';
    $mail->Password = 'yourpassword';
    $mail->SMTPSecure = 'tls';
    $mail->Port = 587;

    $mail->setFrom('from@example.com', 'Your Name');
    $mail->addAddress('to@example.com');

    $mail->isHTML(true);
    $mail->Subject = 'Test Email';
    $mail->Body = 'This is a test email.';

    $mail->send();
    echo 'Email sent successfully';
} catch (Exception $e) {
    echo 'Message could not be sent. Mailer Error: ' . $mail->ErrorInfo;
}
?>


  1. Install PHPMailer: Download PHPMailer library from https://github.com/PHPMailer/PHPMailer and extract it to your XAMPP htdocs folder.
  2. Update PHP script: Update the PHP script with proper SMTP server settings, sender and recipient email addresses, and other necessary information.
  3. Access the script in a browser: Open a browser and access the PHP script you created (e.g., http://localhost/testscript.php). If everything is set up correctly, you should see a success message indicating that the email was sent successfully.


By following these steps, you can easily test your PHP mailer code using XAMPP on your local machine.