Php – Cannot send email using CodeIgniter’s email library

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I am trying to send an email using CodeIgniter's email library. This is the code that I have written.

        $email_config = array(
            'protocol'  => 'smtp',
            'smtp_host' => ' ssl://smtp.gmail.com',
            'smtp_port' => '465',
            'smtp_user' => 'shamir.towsif@gmail.com',
            'smtp_pass' => '**********',
            'mailtype'  => 'html',
            'newline'   => "\r\n",
            'charset' => 'iso-8859-1',
            "wordwrap" => true
        );

    $this->CI->load->library('email', $email_config);
    $this->CI->email->from('shamir.towsif@gmail.com', 'invoice');
    $this->CI->email->to('shamir.towsif@gmail.com', "User");
    $this->CI->email->subject('Invoice');
    $this->CI->email->message('Test');
    $this->CI->email->send();
    echo $this->CI->email->print_debugger();

Error: This is the error that I am getting.

The following SMTP error was encountered: 0 php_network_getaddresses:
getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known Unable to send data:
AUTH LOGIN Failed to send AUTH LOGIN command. Error: Unable to send
data: MAIL FROM: from: The following SMTP error was encountered:
Unable to send data: RCPT TO: to: The following SMTP error was
encountered: Unable to send data: DATA data: The following SMTP
error was encountered: Unable to send data: User-Agent: CodeIgniter
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 05:52:56 +0600 From: "invoice" Return-Path: To:
shamir.towsif@gmail.com Subject: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Invoice?= Reply-To:
"shamir.towsif@gmail.com" X-Sender: shamir.towsif@gmail.com X-Mailer:
CodeIgniter X-Priority: 3 (Normal) Message-ID:
<5585fcd8c63f7@gmail.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type:
multipart/alternative; boundary="B_ALT_5585fcd8c643b" This is a
multi-part message in MIME format. Your email application may not
support this format. –B_ALT_5585fcd8c643b Content-Type: text/plain;
charset=iso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Test
–B_ALT_5585fcd8c643b Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Test
–B_ALT_5585fcd8c643b– Unable to send data: .

The following SMTP error was encountered: Unable to send email using
PHP SMTP. Your server might not be configured to send mail using this
method. User-Agent: CodeIgniter Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 05:52:56 +0600
From: "invoice" Return-Path:
To: shamir.towsif@gmail.com Subject:
=?iso-8859-1?Q?Invoice?= Reply-To: "shamir.towsif@gmail.com" X-Sender: shamir.towsif@gmail.com X-Mailer:
CodeIgniter X-Priority: 3 (Normal) Message-ID:
<5585fcd8c63f7@gmail.com> Mime-Version: 1.0

Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="B_ALT_5585fcd8c643b"

This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Your email application
may not support this format.

–B_ALT_5585fcd8c643b Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

Test

–B_ALT_5585fcd8c643b Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Test

–B_ALT_5585fcd8c643b–

Question: I used to be able to send emails. Then I reinstalled my os and lamp server and now I cannot. What am I doing wrong?

Best Solution

I use sendmail for email in CI. Before using send mail you have to do some configurations in CI.

First, go to system/libraries/Email.php and change the following

class CI_Email {

  var   $useragent      = "CodeIgniter";
  var   $mailpath       = "/usr/sbin/sendmail"; // Sendmail path
  var   $protocol       = "sendmail";   // mail/sendmail/smtp
  var   $smtp_host      = "mail.blah-blah.com";     // SMTP Server.  


  .....
}

Then I make a method to send emails.

public function send_mail($email, $subject, $message){
        //$this->load->library( 'email' );
        $this->email->from( 'no-reply@blah-blah.com', 'blah-blah.com' );
        $this->email->to( $email);
        $this->email->subject( $subject );
        $this->email->message( $message );
        $this->email->send();

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

    }

That's all. you can use the send_mail method to send emails now.