Swift Mailer 2.1.16 review

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Swift is a fully OOP Library for sending e-mails from PHP websites and applications

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 0K
Developer: Chris Corbyn
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Swift is a fully OOP Library for sending e-mails from PHP websites and applications. Swift Mailer does not rely on PHP's native mail() function which is known for using high server resources when sending multiple emails. Instead, Swift communicates directly with an SMTP server or a MTA binary to send mail quickly and efficiently.

Swift is comparable to PHPMailer except that it implements an extremely flexible and innovative plugin system meaning you can get the most out of sending emails from your PHP applications. The interface for Swift is both tighter and more intuitive.

I started developing Swift because I moderate a popular PHP forum and it's clear from some of the posts we see that PHP's native mail() function just doesn't quite cut it among developers unless you know a lot about how to build emails and you only need to send one message.

The only other popular alternative was PHPMailer which is great, but it just struck me that maybe developers might want something with a little more "umff"! So I wrote Swift initially for the communtity at the PHP Developer's Network Forums and have decided to release it now under the LGPL. Enjoy!

Here are some key features of "Swift Mailer":
Send uses one single connection to the SMTP server or MTA
Doesn't rely on mail()
Custom Headers
Multiple encoding options
TLS Support - for Gmail servers
Embedded Images
Builds and sends Multipart messages
Sends single-part emails as usual
Fast Cc and Bcc handling
Batch emailing with multiple To's or without
Support for multiple attachments
Set message priority
Request Read Receipts
Sendmail (or other binary) support
Pluggable SMTP Authentication (LOGIN, PLAIN, MD5-CRAM, POP Before SMTP)
Anti-Flooding support (reconnect every X emails) via plugin
Secure Socket Layer connections (SSL)
Loadable plugin support with event handling features

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