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Having trouble using the Email class


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spullen

1 August 2007 at 5:03am 14 Posts

Hello, I am trying to create a custom form and send the information in an email using the email class.

$body = "<p>You've received a contact us submission from the website</p>";
      $body .= "<p>Name: {$data['Name']}<br />";
      $body .= "Title: {$data['Title']}<br />";
      $body .= "Company: {$data['Company']}<br />";
      $body .= "Phone: {$data['Phones']}<br />";
      $body .= "Fax: {$data['Fax']}<br />";
      $body .= "Email: {$data['Email']}<br />";
      $body .= "Phone: {$data['Phone']}<br />";
      $body .= "Comments: {$data['Comments']}<br />";
      $body .= "Product 1: {$products[$data['Product1']]}<br />";
      $body .= "Product 2: {$products[$data['Product2']]}<br /><br />";
      
      
      //print 'email: '.Email::getAdminEmail().'<br><br>';
      $email = new Email('no-reply@marketingmessages.com', Email::getAdminEmail(), 'Website Contact Submission', $body);
      
      $email->sendPlain();

That is the code I have and when I run the page I get the following errors.
FATAL ERROR: None of these templates can be found: GenericEmail.ss
At line 53 in C:\wamp\www\marketing_messages\sapphire\core\SSViewer.php

user_error(None of these templates can be found: GenericEmail.ss,512)
user_error at line 53 of SSViewer.php

SSViewer->__construct(GenericEmail)
__construct at line 148 of Email.php

Email->parseVariables()
parseVariables at line 101 of Email.php

Email->debug()
debug at line 117 of ContactUs.php

I don't know if I am using the email class correctly. Thank you in advance for any help.

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elijahlofgren

1 August 2007 at 6:49am Google Summer of Code Hacker, 222 Posts

Hi spullen,

I ran into that same problem when trying to fix this bug: [url=http://www.silverstripe.com/bugs/flat/1470]Errors when Importing Recipients to Newsletter Mailing List[/url]

I added the attached GenericEmail.ss file to sapphire/templates/email/ in order to fix that problem.

I appleid the fix on the gsoc branch so future versions of SilverStripe it should not have this problem:
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r38503 | elofgren | 2007-07-11 23:20:12 -0500 (Wed, 11 Jul 2007) | 1 line

BUGFIX: Add missing 'GenericEmail.ss' template which is used in RecipientImportField::notifyChanges() as part of fix for bug 'Errors when Importing Recipients to Newsletter Mailing List' Reported here: http://www.silverstripe.com/bugs/flat/1470
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You may want to add GenericEmail.ss mysite/templates/email so that if you make any changes, they will not be overwritten when you upgrade.

Hope this helps,

Elijah Lofgren

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spullen

1 August 2007 at 6:58am 14 Posts

Thank you for your reply. My question now is am I using the email class correctly to send the email? I generated the body and did a print on it and that was fine. Now am I called the new Email correctly? and did I use $email->sendPlain() correctly to send a plain text email? Thank you for the GenericEmail.ss download I am sure this had something to do with it, I will try it now.

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elijahlofgren

1 August 2007 at 8:01am Google Summer of Code Hacker, 222 Posts

Hi spullen,

> Thank you for your reply. My question now is am I using the email class correctly to send the email? I generated the body and did a print on it and that was fine. Now am I called the new Email correctly? and did I use $email->sendPlain() correctly to send a plain text email? Thank you for the GenericEmail.ss download I am sure this had something to do with it, I will try it now.

You're welcome. I just tested your code and it works fine here. You'll want to delete the unneeded HTML code from GenericEmail.ss since you are not sending an HTML email.

Have a great day,

Elijah

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spullen

1 August 2007 at 9:00am 14 Posts

I figured out what our problem was here on our end. We are in a shared hosting environment which means that the sendmail would not work correctly. No mail would get sent out by PHP. So, if you want to set SilverStripe up in a shared hosting environment I would recommend using the PHP Mailer Class. This can be found here:

[url]http://phpmailer.sourceforge.net/[/url]

This is a class that uses SMTP to send the email instead of the sendmail.

In order to get this working all I did was pull down the zip for the library, unzip it and stick it in the mysite/code folder. Then I used the following code on the page I wanted to send the email on, which in my case was mysite/code/ContactUs.php(altered slightly of course) which can be found on the front page of the website above to send the email.

require("phpmailer/class.phpmailer.php");

$mail = new PHPMailer();

$mail->IsSMTP(); // send via SMTP
$mail->Host = "smtp1.site.com;smtp2.site.com"; // SMTP servers
$mail->SMTPAuth = true; // turn on SMTP authentication
$mail->Username = "jswan"; // SMTP username
$mail->Password = "secret"; // SMTP password

$mail->From = "from@email.com";
$mail->FromName = "Mailer";
$mail->AddAddress("josh@site.com","Josh Adams");
$mail->AddAddress("ellen@site.com"); // optional name
$mail->AddReplyTo("info@site.com","Information");

$mail->WordWrap = 50; // set word wrap
$mail->AddAttachment("/var/tmp/file.tar.gz"); // attachment
$mail->AddAttachment("/tmp/image.jpg", "new.jpg");
$mail->IsHTML(true); // send as HTML

$mail->Subject = "Here is the subject";
$mail->Body = "This is the <b>HTML body</b>";
$mail->AltBody = "This is the text-only body";

if(!$mail->Send())
{
echo "Message was not sent <p>";
echo "Mailer Error: " . $mail->ErrorInfo;
exit;
}

echo "Message has been sent";

This was the only work around I could find to manually send an email in a shared hosting environment with SilverStripe.