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General questions about getting started with SilverStripe that don't fit in any of the categories above.

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DeklinKelly

Community Member, 197 Posts

9 July 2009 at 12:27pm

http://doc.silverstripe.org/doku.php?id=email

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 protected]>" ?

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

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Willr

Forum Moderator, 5521 Posts

9 July 2009 at 6:41pm

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

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timwjohn

Community Member, 98 Posts

29 October 2009 at 1:54am

Edited: 26/11/2009 12:26am

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

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

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

Anyone else got this problem and/or a workaround?

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jhirm

Community Member, 21 Posts

9 March 2011 at 7:46am

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 <[email protected]>\'" when setting the from address like:

$from = "From Name <[email protected]>";

Ideas?

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jhirm

Community Member, 21 Posts

9 March 2011 at 8:56am

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