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phpmailer - PHP Mailer, Get content from a php script with GET variables into body

Hey there!

I'm currently working on a project where I need to send emails using PHP Mailer. I have a PHP script that fetches content from a database using GET variables, and I want to insert this content into the body of the email that I am sending.

I have already set up PHP Mailer and have successfully sent emails using static content as the body. However, I am now trying to dynamically generate the body content from my script.

Here's my code so far:

```php
require 'phpmailer/PHPMailerAutoload.php';

$mail = new PHPMailer;

$mail->isSMTP();
$mail->Host = 'smtp.example.com';
$mail->SMTPAuth = true;
$mail->Username = 'myemail@example.com';
$mail->Password = 'mypassword';
$mail->SMTPSecure = 'tls';
$mail->Port = 587;

$mail->setFrom('myemail@example.com', 'My Name');
$mail->addAddress('recipient@example.com', 'Recipient Name');

$mail->Subject = 'Hello from PHP Mailer';
$mail->Body = // What should I add here to get the content generated by my PHP script?

if(!$mail->send()) {
echo 'Message could not be sent.';
echo 'Mailer Error: ' . $mail->ErrorInfo;
} else {
echo 'Message sent successfully!';
}
```

Now, I want to fetch the content dynamically from my script using GET variables and insert it into the `$mail->Body` variable. Could someone please guide me on how I can achieve this? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance.

All Replies

will.rhea

Hey,

I've faced a similar situation in the past, and I discovered an alternative method to fetch the content using GET variables. Instead of directly including the script's output, you can require the script and capture its output in a variable using output buffering.

Here's how you can achieve it:

php
// Assuming your PHP script path is: /path/to/your_script.php

// Start output buffering
ob_start();

// Include the script and allow it to generate the content
require '/path/to/your_script.php';

// Get the output generated by the script
$content = ob_get_clean();

$mail->Body = $content;


By using output buffering, you can capture the output generated by your PHP script and assign it to the `$content` variable. Make sure your script doesn't echo or print anything, as it will interfere with the email body content.

Give this approach a shot and let me know if it solves your problem!

glenda03

Greetings!

I faced a similar challenge recently while using PHP Mailer, and I found another approach to extract content from a PHP script with GET variables. Instead of including or requiring the script, you can utilize `file_get_contents()` function to fetch the script's output directly.

Check out this alternative solution:

php
// Assuming your PHP script URL is something like: http://example.com/my_script.php?param1=value1&param2=value2

// Build the URL by appending your GET parameters
$url = 'http://example.com/my_script.php';

// Add your GET parameters to the URL
$getParams = http_build_query($_GET);
$url .= '?' . $getParams;

// Fetch the content from your script
$content = file_get_contents($url);

$mail->Body = $content;


In this approach, you construct the URL by appending the GET parameters to it. Then, using `file_get_contents()`, you fetch the output from your PHP script and store it in the `$content` variable.

Give this method a try, and let me know if it works for you!

austyn69

Hey there!

I've faced a similar situation before, and I can help you out. To fetch content dynamically from your PHP script using GET variables, you'll need to make a request to your script and capture the response.

You can use cURL or the `file_get_contents()` function to achieve this. Let me show you an example using `file_get_contents()`:

php
// Assuming your PHP script URL is something like: http://example.com/my_script.php?param1=value1&param2=value2

// Build the URL by appending your GET parameters
$url = 'http://example.com/my_script.php';

// Add your GET parameters to the URL
$getParams = http_build_query($_GET); // This converts $_GET array to a URL-encoded string
$url .= '?' . $getParams;

// Fetch the content from your script
$content = file_get_contents($url);

$mail->Body = $content;


Make sure that your PHP script generates the desired content and outputs it without any HTML formatting or line breaks specifically for the email body.

Give this a try and let me know if it works for you!

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