How to Send Mail From Localhost-PHP

08 Oct

If  you are using wamp in a windows machine,its quite hard to send mail through native php mail function or sendmail or SMTP.But you can use PHP Mailer program to send mail from localhost.It bypasses native mail,sendmail methods.It works well on windows as well as *nix machines.

Download PHP Mailer from or from

Sample code

$mail  = new PHPMailer();
$body="<b>This mail is sent using PHP Mailer</b>";#HTML tags can be included
$mail->SMTPAuth  = true;                 #enable SMTP authentication
$mail->SMTPSecure = "ssl";               #sets the prefix to the server
$mail->Host  = "";         #sets GMAIL as the SMTP server
$mail->Port       = 465;                 #set the SMTP port
$mail->Username   = "";                  #your gmail username
$mail->Password   = "";                  #Your gmail password
$mail->From       = "";                  #your gmail id
$mail->FromName   = "";                  #your name
$mail->Subject    = "Subject of the mail";
$mail->WordWrap   = 50;
$mail->AddAddress("recipient mail id","recipient name");
$mail->IsHTML(true); // send as HTML
echo "Mailer Error: " . $mail->ErrorInfo;
echo "Message has been sent";


You can also send mail with attachments.For more info refer the documentation of PHP Mailer.


Change SMTP Host,port,authentication only if sure of what you are doing.


Posted by on October 8, 2010 in PHP, Web Development


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3 responses to “How to Send Mail From Localhost-PHP

  1. Rajasekar

    October 16, 2010 at 11:22 PM

    Thanks man, i got the solution for my 3 years search… i need a contact with u to learn more… mail me… again thanks bro

    • Srivats

      October 16, 2010 at 11:28 PM

      Thank you for your comments.Its always great to share knowledge.Feel free to contact me!

  2. hirenbhut

    January 11, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    this is properly working very very than you


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