# Delayed Mail for PHP
This is a simple app for sending emails through PHP without blocking sending and
waiting answer from the SMTP server. It provides some classes as:
- `Message` to compose the message
- `Server` to connect to the SMTP server
- `Sender` to run and send the queued messages
- `Runner` to fire a Sender object
## How it works
First we need the server configurations. There is a sample file on the `test`
dir, called `delayedmail.ini`:
host = smtp.gmail.com
port = 587
user = taq
password = secret
path = /tmp/delayedmailtest
The only different parameter there is the `path` parameter. This is where the
mail files will be stored.
If you use two-phase authentication on a Gmail account, **sending emails with this library
will not work**. You need a less secure account to make it works.
## Storing messages to send later
The data store used are just regular plain text files. They are stored on the
`path` configured above. On that dir there will be another two subdirs:
- `delivery` where the queued messages are.
- `sent`, where the messages are moved *after* `Sender` send them.
- `error`, where the messages are moved if there are some errors on them.
## How to use it
### Queuing messages
Just include the `delayedmail.php` on your app, create a new `Server` object,
configure it, compose and queue a new message:
$server = new DelayedMail\Server("myconfigs.ini");
$msg = new DelayedMail\Message();
to("Eustaquio Rangel <firstname.lastname@example.org>")->
cc("Eustaquio Rangel <email@example.com>")->
text("This is just\na test!")->
If you check the `delivery` dir now, there will be a file there with the message
You can use arrays on `attach` and `cc`.
### Running the runner
Just edit the `runner.php` file with the desired interval and configuration file
(usually the same config file as the server) and run it from the command line:
$dir = dirname(__FILE__);
echo "- loading classes from $dir\n";
$sender = new DelayedMail\Sender(5,"delayedmail.ini");
$ php runner.php
- initializing ...
- checking for files in /tmp/delayedmailtest/delivery ...
- no files found.