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SS3 + swiftmailer problem, worked with SS2,4


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5 October 2012 at 9:26pm Community Member, 175 Posts


I have problems with SS3 and swiftmailer.
With SS2.4 there are not any problems, I integrated swiftmailer this way:

In /swiftmailer/code are all swiftmailer files



require(dirname( __FILE__ )."/code/swift_required.php");

and this is my swiftmailer class to call swiftmailer:


class SwiftMailer {

   private $smtphost;
   private $port;
   private $user;
   private $password;
   private $mailer;
   private $message;

   private $textpart;
   private $htmlpart;

   public $sender;
   public $receiver;
   public $subject;
   public $texttemplate;
   public $htmltemplate;
   public $templatedata;

   public function __construct() {

      $this->smtphost = 'localhost';
      $this->port = 25;
      $this->user = 'noreply@xxx';
      $this->password = 'xxx';

      $transport = Swift_SmtpTransport::newInstance($this->smtphost, $this->port)

      if(!isset($this->sender)) {
         $this->sender = array('noreply@xxx' => 'Sender Name');
      $this->mailer = Swift_Mailer::newInstance($transport);
      $this->message = Swift_Message::newInstance();

   public function send() {


      if(isset($this->templatedata) && !empty($this->templatedata)) {
         $templatedata = new ArrayData($this->templatedata);
      } else {
         $templatedata = new ArrayData(array());

      $this->textpart = $templatedata->renderWith($this->texttemplate);
      if(isset($this->htmltemplate) && !empty($this->htmltemplate)) {
         $this->htmlpart = $templatedata->renderWith($this->htmltemplate);

      $result = $this->mailer->send($this->message);

      return $result;


as mentioned, this works perfect with ss2.4 but not with ss3, there are serveral swiftmailer errors like this one:

ERROR [Notice]: Undefined variable: buf
IN POST /xxx/inquiry
Line 56 in /var/www/vhosts/xxx/httpdocs/yyy/swiftmailer/code/classes/Swift/Transport/EsmtpTransport.php

so what can be the difference here? any ideas? is there anything changed in SS3 regarding to implementing 3rd party stuff?



6 October 2012 at 2:49am Community Member, 175 Posts

I now use Zend_Mail (V 1.12) with SS3.

Just copy this 3 components from the ZF to /framework/thirdparty/Zend/

Mail (incl. Mail.php)
Mime (incl. Mime.php)
Validator (incl. Valitator.php) needed for SMTP

or copy it to your dev dirs if you dont want t touch /framework/ :D


1 November 2012 at 9:04am Community Member, 6 Posts

Hi danzzz,

Thanks for your fix, but unfortuantly I didn't get it working. I am having lots of troubles at this moment with UserForms, since I cannont sent mails to emails of the domain, the website is hosted on. I used SMTPMailer in SilverStripe 2.4.*.

Is it possible that you can elaborate your last post a little more?

Or does this trick doesn't work for UserForms?