PHP : Send HTML email

Sending email with PHP is easy and in this tutorial, we will learn how to send HTML based email with raw PHP. To get the code below to work, please change $to and $from to your own email addresses.

emailHTML.php :


 $to = '';

 $from = '';

 $subject = 'Send HTML email with PHP example';

 $header = 'From: '.$from.PHP_EOL.
 'Reply-to: '.$from.PHP_EOL.
 'MIME-Version: 1.0'.PHP_EOL.
 'Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1'.PHP_EOL.
 'Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit'.PHP_EOL.

 $message = '

 You have successfully sent HTML email via PHP!

 ini_set('sendmail_from', $from);

 if (mail($to, $subject, $message, $header)) {
 echo 'Sent';
 } else {
 echo 'Error sending....\n';


Output after executing

> php emailHTML.php

if everything goes smoothly, then you should see


Check your email to see if you receive the HTML email correctly.

That's all. Hope you learn something useful with this short tutorial.

By Adam Ng

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