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Sending email with PHP

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Join us to learn how to send email with PHP.

Most web applications send emails. Whether your app is sending simple password reset emails or you're trying to build the next MailChimp, outbound email has become an essential feature of web applications. This talk will explore the technical and non-technical aspects of sending email with PHP.

The discussion will start with the most basic email sending functions built into PHP and we'll progress to a discussion of existing open source classes such as the popular PHPMailer. We'll also talk about plugging in to external APIs to get more functionality without re-inventing the wheel.

We'll step beyond the PHP code to discuss the potentially frustrating nuances of designing HTML emails to render properly across different devices. We'll also talk about some of the obvious mistakes you should avoid to ensure that your transactional emails get through to your users.

Beginner PHP programmers who are comfortable writing some PHP code will likely feel comfortable with the code examples. More advanced programmers will likely pick up some new tricks related to accessing APIs, the nuances of HTML rendering and avoiding spam filters.

About the Speaker
This talk will be presented by Matt Murphy, the lead organizer of Boston PHP. Matt has been writing PHP code for the last 9 years and is always learning something new.

6PM - 7PM Free Pizza
7PM - 7:15PM Announcements
7:15PM - 8:30PM Main Presentation
8:30PM - 9PM Q & A