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07-26-2012, 02:02 PM
Hi all,

I'm creating a PHP-script that's supposed to send an e-mail with multiple attachments. After browsing for hours I finally found a script that does this pretty much without errors. I'd write it myself, but I simply don't know how. I find that part of PHP very very complicated.

Anyway... the script works (find it below) even show up properly formatted (bold text, underlined and all) except for line breaks. <br> and <br /> get translated into \r\n.

How do I change this?

function Email($remail, $rname, $semail, $sname, $cc, $bcc, $subject, $message, $attachments, $priority) {

// Checks if carbon copy & blind carbon copy exist
if($cc != null){$cc="CC: ".$cc."\r\n";}else{$cc="";}
if($bcc != null){$bcc="BCC: ".$bcc."\r\n";}else{$bcc="";}

// Checks the importance of the email
if($priority == "high"){$priority = "X-Priority: 1\r\nX-MSMail-Priority: High\r\nImportance: High\r\n";}
elseif($priority == "low"){$priority = "X-Priority: 3\r\nX-MSMail-Priority: Low\r\nImportance: Low\r\n";}
else{$priority = "";}

// Checks if it is plain text or HTML

// The boundary is set up to separate the segments of the MIME email
$boundary = md5(@date("Y-m-d-g:ia"));

// The header includes most of the message details, such as from, cc, bcc, priority etc.
$header = "From: ".$sname." <".$semail.">\r\nMIME-Version: 1.0\r\nX-Mailer: PHP\r\nReply-To: ".$sname." <".$semail.">\r\nReturn-Path: ".$sname." <".$semail.">\r\n".$cc.$bcc.$priority."Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary = ".$boundary."\r\n\r\n";

// The full message takes the message and turns it into base 64, this basically makes it readable at the recipients end
$fullmessage .= "--".$boundary."\r\nContent-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1\r\nContent-Transfer-Encoding: base64\r\n\r\n".chunk_split(base64_encode($message));

// A loop is set up for the attachments to be included.
if($attachments != null) {
foreach ($attachments as $attachment) {
$attachment = explode(":", $attachment);
$fullmessage .= "--".$boundary."\r\nContent-Type: ".$attachment[1]."; name=\"".$attachment[2]."\"\r\nContent-Transfer-Encoding: base64\r\nContent-Disposition: attachment\r\n\r\n".chunk_split(base64_encode(file_get_contents($attachment[0])));

// And finally the end boundary to set the end of the message
$fullmessage .= "--".$boundary."--";

return mail($rname."<".$remail.">", $subject, $fullmessage, $header);

08-13-2012, 09:31 AM
Hi all,

I have solved it myself!

It seems I was so clever as to run the message-variable trough mysql_real_escape_string() which screwed it up.


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