Change the From: email address in PHP mail()

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Q. How do I change the email address in PHP mail() function?

A. The php mail() function allows you to send email.

mail() syntax:
bool mail ( string to, string subject, string message [, string additional_headers [, string additional_parameters]] )

Where,
=> to: Receiver, or receivers of the mail.

=> subject: Subject of the email to be sent.

=> message: Message to be sent.

=> additional_headers: String to be inserted at the end of the email header.
This is typically used to add extra headers (From, Cc, and Bcc). Multiple extra headers should be separated with a CRLF (\r\n).

string additional_headers is use to specify From: email address in PHP. Generally you write mail() as follows:

<?
$message = "This is a test";
mail('[email protected]', 'Subject', $message);
?>

If you would like to add From : email address

Use code as follows:

<?php
$to      = '[email protected]';
$subject = 'Subject';
$message = 'This is a test';
$headers = 'From: [email protected]' . "\r\n" .
   'Reply-To: [email protected]' . "\r\n" .
   'X-Mailer: PHP/' . phpversion();

mail($to, $subject, $message, $headers);
?>

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Posted by: Vivek Gite

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  1. if i want to provide the text box for to and from mail ids to the users then what i will do for sending mail from id to To id. I have tried it but i am only able to send mail to the same domain email id’s not all domain email id’s.

  2. I am new to web development. i want to send mails to different email id’s. Like i am working on a matrimonial site there user can send mails to their matches. But in my case emails are going to a particular email address for a particular user.

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