> Of course, once you plod through these, you'll probably want to take > Ken's advice: find an object or API that rolls all this up for you. > I put that together in my early days of using php. I'm sure I'd do it > differently now but, primitive though it was, it worked and I > learned a > lot about how emails are constructed. > That said, I'm surprised that you'd need to use something so > primitive to construct a message. Surely there's some other object > you can use that allows you to construct a message in a more user > friendly way? Hence my comment on 23 May 2008 about only using PHP's mail() function to send text emails and using Richard Heyes' mime mail class (PHP 4 and 5 versions) for anything more complex. <http://www.phpguru.org/static/mime.mail.html> Note this is the same class used to power phplist. Jeffrey — Jeffrey Barke Senior developer / information architect theMechanism New York 440 9th Avenue 8th Floor New York, NY 10001-1631 e: jeffrey.barke at theMechanism.com w: http://theMechanism.com t: +1 212 404 3150 f: +1 212 404 3228 — theMechanism is a multi-disciplinary design agency with offices in New York, London and Durban, South Africa.