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    Sends MIME emails from your site. Allows for Raw text and HTML versions of same message and attachment at the same time. Performs simple validation on email addresses as well as ensuring HTML does not contain any "nasties". Listing includes simple HTML interface to drive code. Tested on Unix/ PHP4 only.

    By : mgscox

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">


    function multitypemail($message,$ishtml,$subject,$toname,$toemail,$fromname,$fromemail,$attachmentloc,$attfilename,$cc,$ccname,$bcc,$bccname) {
    //$message - text or html message to be sent
    //$ishtml - flag set to true if $message is HTML, otherwise set to false
    //$subject - subject line of email
    //$toname - name of person receiving email (use only if sending to a single person)
    //$toemail - email address of recipient (separate multiple addresses by a comma, use ! as first character to send to each receipient separately
    //$fromname - name of person sending email
    //$fromemail - email address of sender
    //$attachmentloc - path and filename of attachment (on the server), or empty string for no attachment
    //$attfilename - filename and extension only
    //$cc - email address of person to courtesy copy (or empty string)
    //$cc - name of person to courtesy copy (or empty string)
    //$bcc - email address of person to blind courtesy copy (or empty string)
    //$bcc - address of person to blind courtesy copy (or empty string)
    $returnval=0; // returns integer, zero for success (okay, its a bit naff but at least it says something!)

    global $HTTP_HOST; // name of host used for a base-reference, e.g.

    /* ************************** */
    /* Begin local procedures */
    /* ************************** */
    //strip out all non-safe HTML directives and any PHP & ASP directives
    function safeHTML($str)
    $approvedtags = array(
    "p"=>2, // 2 means accept all qualifiers: <foo bar>
    "b"=>1, // 1 means accept the tag only: <foo>
    "i"=>1, // note, recommend not allowing <img> as these can be used to call cgi-perl routines

    $str = stripslashes($str);
    $str = eregi_replace("<[[:space:]]*([^>]*)[[:space:]]*>","<\\1>",$str);
    $str = eregi_replace("<a([^>]*)href=\"?([^\"]*)\"?([^>]*)>",
    "<a href=\"\\2\">", $str);
    $tmp = "";
    while (eregi("<([^> ]*)([^>]*)>",$str,$reg))
    $i = strpos($str,$reg[0]);
    $l = strlen($reg[0]);
    if ($reg[1][0] == "/")
    $tag = strtolower(substr($reg[1],1));
    $tag = strtolower($reg[1]);
    if ($a = $approvedtags[$tag])
    if ($reg[1][0] == "/")
    $tag = "</$tag>";
    elseif ($a == 1)
    $tag = "<$tag>";
    $tag = "<$tag " . $reg[2] . ">";
    $tag = "";
    $tmp .= substr($str,0,$i) . $tag;
    $str = substr($str,$i+$l);
    $str = $tmp . $str;

    // Squash PHP tags unconditionally
    $str = ereg_replace("<\?php","",$str);
    $str = ereg_replace("<\?","",$str);

    // Squash ASP tags unconditionally
    $str = ereg_replace("<%","",$str);

    return $str;
    } // end safeHTML

    // check if email address is valid
    function validate_email($val)
    if($val != "") {
    $pattern = "/^([a-zA-Z0-9])+([\.a-zA-Z0-9_-])*@([a-zA-Z0-9_-])+(\.[a-zA-Z0-9_-]+)+/";
    if(preg_match($pattern, $val))
    return true;
    return false;
    return false;

    /* ************************** */
    /* End local procedures */
    /* ************************** */

    if ($ishtml) {
    $txtmessage="This is a multi-part HTML-based message. Please use an HTML compliant email client.";
    else {
    // if its raw text, create a simple HTML version of it for HTML compatible email clients
    $txtmessage=$message; // save rawtext version
    //next line translates text into HTML using the PHP built-in function 'htmlentities'
    $message="<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>MultiMail Message</TITLE></HEAD><BODY>".htmlentities($message,ENT_QUOTES)."</BODY></HTML>";
    $message=nl2br($message); //turn all hard coded newlines into HTML breaks

    // If "to" list is prefixed with a pling then each recipient will be email'd separately so they cannot see other addresses
    if ($to[0]=="!") {
    $to=substr($to,1); }

    // build message headers
    // note use of \r\n (not just \n) in headers as this will work on all emailers
    $headers .= "From: $fromname <"."$fromemail".">\r\n";

    if(!$sendsep && $cc) { $headers .= "Cc: $ccname <$cc>\r\n"; }
    if(!$sendsep && $bcc) { $headers .= "Bcc: $bccname <$bcc>\r\n"; }

    // create a MIME boundary strings
    $mime_boundary = "=====MULTIMAIL." . md5(uniqid(time())) . "=====";
    $related_boundary = "=====MULTIMAIL." . md5(uniqid(time())) . "=====";
    $alternative_boundary = "=====MULTIMAIL." . md5(uniqid(time())) . "=====";

    // add MIME data to the message headers
    $headers .= "MIME-Version:1.0\r\n";
    $headers .= "Content-Type: multipart/mixed; \r\n\tboundary=\"$mime_boundary\";\r\n\r\n".
    "Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit\r\n".
    "This is a MIME-standard E-mail. If you are reading this, consider upgrading your e-mail client to a MIME-compatible client.";

    // start building a MIME message
    // first part is always the message body
    // encode an alternative section for raw text & HTML
    $email_message = "--" . $mime_boundary . "\r\n".
    "Content-Type: multipart/related;\r\n\tboundary=\"$related_boundary\"\r\n\r\n".
    "Content-Type: multipart/alternative;\r\n\tboundary=\"$alternative_boundary\"\r\n\r\n".

    // add raw text alternative as 7-bit text
    $email_message .= "--" . $alternative_boundary . "\r\n".
    "Content-Type: text/plain;\r\n\tcharset=\"us-ascii\"\r\n".
    "Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit\r\n\r\n".

    // add HTML alternative part of message
    $email_message .= "--" . $alternative_boundary . "\r\n".
    "Content-Type:text/html;\r\n\tcharset=\"iso-8859-1\"\r\n" .
    "Content-Base: $HTTP_HOST\r\n" .
    "Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit\r\n\r\n" .
    $message . "\n\n";
    $email_message .= "--" . $alternative_boundary . "--\r\n";

    if ($attachmentloc!='' && filesize("$attachmentloc")>0) {
    $file = fopen("$attachmentloc",'rb');
    $data = fread($file,filesize("$attachmentloc"));
    $data = chunk_split(base64_encode($data)); // note same as transfer coding in line below

    // add the MIME data
    $email_message .= "--" . $related_boundary . "\r\n".
    "Content-Type: application/octet-stream;\r\n\tname=\"$attfilename\"\r\n".
    "Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64\r\n".
    "Content-Disposition: attachment; \r\n\tfilename=\"$attfilename\"\r\n\r\n".
    $data . "\r\n".
    $email_message .= "--" . $mime_boundary . "--\r\n";

    if (!validate_email($from_email)) $returnval=1;
    $formattedto = "$toname <".$toemail.">";

    // send out the message
    if ($sendsep) {
    $allto = split(",", $to);
    for($x=0; $x<sizeof($allto); $x++) {
    if($allto[$x] == "") continue;
    if (!validate_email($allto[$x])) $returnval=2;
    $ok = mail($allto[$x], $subject, $email_message, $headers);
    else {
    if (!validate_email($toemail)) $returnval=2;
    $ok = mail($formattedto, $subject, $email_message, $headers);


    return $returnval;
    // end function multitypemail

    <!-- Here is some very simple HTML just to drive the interface to the multi-mailer -->
    if (!$sent) // note, assumes PHP setup so that all form variables passed as global variables (normal setup)
    print "<h1>Please enter the following info</h1><div class='font-family:verdana' align=center>".
    "<form method=post name=mailform action=$PHP_SELF ENCTYPE='multipart/form-data'>". // note ENCTYPE - without this browser won't upload file to server just pass its name
    "<table cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 border=0><tbody>".
    "<tr><td>To addr</td><td><input name=to_addr></td></tr>".
    "<tr><td>To name</td><td><input name=to_name></td></tr>".
    "<tr><td>From addr</td><td><input name=from_addr></td></tr>".
    "<tr><td>From name</td><td><input name=from_name></td></tr>".
    "<tr><td>Subject</td><td><input name=subject></td></tr>".
    "<tr><td>Message is in HTML? (select for yes)</td><td><input type=checkbox name=htmlformat></td></tr>".
    "<tr><td>Message</td><td><textarea name=msg></textarea></td></tr>".
    "<tr><td>Attach file</td><td><input type=file name=attach></td></tr>".
    "<tr><td>Send you a courtesy copy?</td><td><input type=checkbox name=cc_me></td></tr>".
    "<tr><td>Send you a blind courtesy copy?</td><td><input type=checkbox name=bcc_me></td></tr>".
    "<input type=hidden name=sent value=1>".
    "<input type=hidden name=localfilename>".
    "<input type=button value='Send email' onclick='document.mailform.localfilename.value=document.mailform.attach.value;document.mailform.submit();return true'>".
    else {
    if ($cc_me=='on') {$cc=$from_addr; $cc_name=$from_name;}
    elseif ($bcc_me=='on') {$bcc=$from_addr; $bcc_name=$from_name;}
    if ($htmlformat=='on') $htmlon=1;
    else $htmlon=0;
    if (!$i) $i=strrpos($localfilename,"/");

    if (strrpos($attach,"\\\\")||strrpos($attach,"\/\/"))$attach=stripslashes($attach); // stip out extra slashes if web client added them

    if ($result==1) print "I'm sorry, but the address '$to_addr' is not valid.";
    elseif ($result==2) print "I'm sorry, but the address '$from_addr' is not valid.";
    elseif ($result==3) print "I'm sorry, but the email was not sent.";
    else print "Email sent successfully.<br>";
    print "<br><br>Please click <a href=$PHP_SELF?sent=0>here</a> to send another message.";

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