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Sending email with PHP: from Basic to Advanced

Learn how to send emails from your PHP website, including best practices.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 3m
Language: English
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Learn the basic concepts, tools and functions that you will need to send emails from your website or web application in PHP.
Learn to Send emails using PHP in this Comprehensive Course.

•Learn basic email concepts•Discover the best tools and methodologies for sending emails using PHP•Learn best practices to make sure your emails arrive as intended•Improve response time in the browser by sending emails asynchronously•Use third-party email providers to track what happens to emails once sentAdd Sending emails to Your PHP Toolkit

If you’re creating a website or web application in PHP, sooner or later you’ll want it to send emails to your users, for example: 
•a contact page•an account activation email•a monthly report•an invoice•a password reset email•a newsletter•email marketing and so on.

Sending email from PHP can be a tricky thing to get right. From making sure that your email is readable in as many different email clients as possible, to sending the email asynchronously so that your website responds as quickly as possible.
This course will teach you the basics through to the advanced techniques and tools used by professional PHP programmers.
Content and Overview

I designed this course to be easily understood by programmers who know PHP, HTML and CSS but don’t have much experience sending emails from PHP.
Starting with the basic concepts of how emails work, such as senders, recipients, file attachments, using HTML and CSS and so on, this course will take you through all the steps needed to have your PHP website sending emails to its users.
Once we’ve covered the basics, we’ll move on to advanced techniques like sending emails asynchronously and tracking emails using third-party email services.
New concepts are explained in detail as and when they’re introduced, with full explanations of all the code used with detailed examples.
At the end of the course, you will be able to swiftly and reliably send professional-looking emails using PHP.
Complete with working source code at every stage, you’ll be able to work alongside the instructor and will receive a verifiable certificate of completion upon finishing the course.

You will learn

✓ Choose the right tool for sending email with PHP
✓ Send emails from PHP to multiple recipients
✓ Send emails from PHP containing non-English characters
✓ Send emails from PHP containing images and with file attachments
✓ Use HTML and CSS in your PHP emails to add formatting and layout
✓ Use Composer to manage third-party code packages
✓ Create an asynchronous queue from scratch to improve browser response time when sending emails
✓ Use the RabbitMQ messaging server to build an asynchronous email solution
✓ Use Mailgun to send, track and receive emails


• You should already be familiar with PHP and HTML.
• You should be comfortable installing software on your computer – in the first section we’ll be installing a web server.
• You should know the basics of using CSS to add styles to HTML. This course does NOT teach how to use HTML and CSS.

This course is for

• This PHP email course is for those who already know PHP and who want to learn how to send email from their PHP scripts.
• This course is NOT for you if you don’t already have some basic PHP and HTML knowledge.
IT Trainer
  Hi, I’m Dave Hollingworth. I’m an IT trainer and web application developer. I’ve been programming for over thirty years, and teaching IT since 1999.
    I’ve developed enterprise-level applications on platforms ranging from mainframes to mobiles: from my first web application, a quotes system created for a major insurance company back in 1999 – the first of its type in the sector – to interactive learning management systems for online language learning. 
    I’ve taught courses ranging from basic use of email to advanced web application development, both online and in-person. I’ve been teaching on Udemy since 2012. 
    I’m passionate about technology, and love teaching it! I believe it’s possible to explain even the most complex subjects in a simple, straightforward way that doesn’t confuse the student. 
    I look forward to welcoming you onto one of my courses! 
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 3m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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