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Email: From Name


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9 July 2009 at 12:27pm Community Member, 197 Posts

I see how to set the "from" email address but I do not see how to set the "from" name.

How can I make an email from "Foo Bar <>" ?

$email = new Email($from, $to, $subject, $body);


9 July 2009 at 6:41pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Chances are new Email(Foo Bar<>, .... ) will work fine :)


29 October 2009 at 1:54am (Last edited: 26 November 2009 12:26am), Community Member, 98 Posts

It's not working for me. It seems somewhere along the line extra angle brackets are added.

e.g. "Joe Bloggs <>" is becoming "<Joe Bloggs <>>" and the server throws the following:

[Warning] mail() [function.mail]: SMTP server response: 501 <Joe Bloggs <>>: "@" or "." expected after "Joe"

Anyone else got this problem and/or a workaround?


9 March 2011 at 7:46am Community Member, 21 Posts

I'm having this problem too... seems uncommon, since there isn't much on the forum (or the googler) about it. I get an "Invalid email: \'From Name <>\'" when setting the from address like:

$from = "From Name <>";



9 March 2011 at 8:56am Community Member, 21 Posts

Just kidding! For me it was because I was using PHPMailer instead of the built-in mailer. Easily fixed.