Sending Mail via PEAR (4 posts)

  1. wellmoon
    Posted 5 years ago #


    I just developed a custom theme and installed WordPress at the root of my site.

    Before this I had a collection of static html pages. One of the features I had was a jQuery plugin which opens a 'contact me' form to let visitors send me an email directly from my site. It used a simple PHP file that used the PEAR extension to send the email to my hotmail. It was simple but it worked well and I got the emails.

    After installing wordpress and my custom theme however the emailer no longer works. Even though I have the same PHP file, in the same locations on my server, the emails are not being sent to me.

    This is the PHP file:

    	require_once "Mail.php";
    	$to = "my_email_address";
    	$from = $_POST["from"];
    	$subject = $_POST["subject"];
    	$body = $_POST["message"] . "\n\n" . $_POST["pageURL"];	
    	$host = "localhost";
    	$username = "my_correct_verified_username";
    	$password = "my_correct_verified_password";
    	$headers = array ('From' => $from, 'To' => $to, 'Subject' => $subject);
    	$smtp = Mail::factory('smtp', array ('host' => $host, 'auth' => true, 'username' => $username, 'password' => $password));
    	$mail = $smtp->send($to, $headers, $body);
    	if (PEAR::isError($mail)) {
     	} else {
      		echo("Message successfully sent!");

    Any idea why this would stop working after intalling WP? Is it to do with the script not being able to find Mail.php in the require_once line?

  2. wellmoon
    Posted 5 years ago #

    My host support desk said it might be something to do with wordpress htaccess files rewriting URLs? Could this be the case?

    It is finding the sendMail.php file ok because if I change the hostname in that file it gives an error.

    Could it be that it can't find Mail.php or the PEAR extension maybe?

  3. wellmoon
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Ok, it definitely seems to be a rewrite error as the request is being made to the root of my site instead of to the PHP file...

    Does no one really have any ideas on this?

  4. Josh Betz
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I don't think this would be a rewrite error. I would say that it can't find the Mail.php file. Do you have the sendMail.php file in the same directory as Mail.php?

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