Send Email using smtp in cakePHP

E-mail component is available in cakePHP . It is very easy to send email from that.

First we should include Email component in our controller.

(i.e) app/controller/example_controller.php

var $components = array('Email');

Then include below in your code

function email(){
$this->Email->to = '';
$this->Email->subject = 'Include your subject';
$this->Email->from = '';
$this->Email->template = 'template';  // file name template.ctp will be included in /views/elements/email/text/template.ctp
$this->Email->smtpOptions = array(
'host' => 'ssl://',
$this->Email->delivery = 'smtp';
if ($this->Email->send()) {
return true;
} else {
echo $this->Email->smtpError;


Dont forget to include template.ctp in /views/elements/email/text/template.ctp

. It is very easy to send e-mail :)from your cakePHP application

enzoy 🙂


About sathia

Web developer at cloudmint
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17 Responses to Send Email using smtp in cakePHP

  1. V.Ramachandran says:

    Great man.:-)

  2. farisi says:

    very helpful.

  3. Pranjal Bikash Das says:

    i am getting an error saying “Unable to find the socket transport "ssl" – did you forget to enable it when you configured PHP? “

  4. Rizwan says:

    templet.ctp..why include this?

    • sathia says:

      Hi Rizwan,
      That is file where we place content of email we going to send.
      that file can be in any name. it can be both in html format or text format.
      I think this may help you

  5. Ravindra says:

    It is great way to send mail using smtp .But i found a query in that ,There is no option to send body part excluding template.

    • sathia says:


      I think you are asking like this. You can send email without template. See options below.

      $this->Email->delivery = ‘smtp’;
      $this->Email->from = $this->data[“Contact”][“from”];
      $this->Email->to = $this->data[“Contact”][“to”];
      $this->Email->subject = $this->data[“Contact”][“subject”];
      //$this->Email->template = “default”;

      I have uncommented template options and passed body text to send() as parameter.

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  7. nikchandel says:

    my template.ctp isn’t rendering html, also how will I pass values in template

  8. vdipak says:

    Hey hi can any one tell me that where we have to call this Email funciton?

  9. Victor says:

    Nice work. Quick question, how do I pass form input into template.ctp

  10. Dorothea says:

    “Send Email using smtp in cakePHP | Sathia’s Blog” was indeed a pretty wonderful post, . Keep publishing and I’ll
    try to continue to keep reading! Thanks for the post -Autumn

  11. aman says:

    Nice tutorial

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