Sending email with gmail smtp with codeigniter email library


Question

<?php
class Email extends Controller {

    function Email()
    {
        parent::Controller();   
        $this->load->library('email');
    }

    function index()
    {
        $config['protocol']    = 'smtp';
        $config['smtp_host']    = 'ssl://smtp.gmail.com';
        $config['smtp_port']    = '465';
        $config['smtp_timeout'] = '7';
        $config['smtp_user']    = 'mygmail@gmail.com';
        $config['smtp_pass']    = '*******';
        $config['charset']    = 'utf-8';
        $config['newline']    = "\r\n";
        $config['mailtype'] = 'text'; // or html
        $config['validation'] = TRUE; // bool whether to validate email or not      

        $this->email->initialize($config);

        $this->email->from('mygmail@gmail.com', 'myname');
        $this->email->to('target@gmail.com'); 

        $this->email->subject('Email Test');
        $this->email->message('Testing the email class.');  

        $this->email->send();

        echo $this->email->print_debugger();

        $this->load->view('email_view');
    }
}

I am getting this error:

A PHP Error was encountered
Severity: Warning
Message: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: unable to connect to ssl://smtp.gmail.com:465 (Connection timed out)
Filename: libraries/Email.php
Line Number: 1641

Using PORT 25/587

I got this error:

A PHP Error was encountered
Severity: Warning
Message: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: SSL operation failed with code 1. OpenSSL Error messages: error:140770FC:SSL routines:func(119):reason(252)
Filename: libraries/Email.php
Line Number: 1641

I don't want to use phpmailer now. (Actually I have tried to use phpmailer, but I failed).

How do I solve this problem guys?

1
72
3/15/2014 4:28:34 AM

Accepted Answer

$config = Array(
    'protocol' => 'smtp',
    'smtp_host' => 'ssl://smtp.googlemail.com',
    'smtp_port' => 465,
    'smtp_user' => 'xxx',
    'smtp_pass' => 'xxx',
    'mailtype'  => 'html', 
    'charset'   => 'iso-8859-1'
);
$this->load->library('email', $config);
$this->email->set_newline("\r\n");

// Set to, from, message, etc.

$result = $this->email->send();

From the CodeIgniter Forums

115
1/30/2016 12:48:09 PM

You need to enable SSL in your PHP config. Load up php.ini and find a line with the following:

;extension=php_openssl.dll

Uncomment it. :D

(by removing the semicolon from the statement)

extension=php_openssl.dll


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