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How to Send Mail using XAMPP Server with PHP

CodingNepal
I'm Prakash Shahi and I am a self-taught front-end developer from Nepal.
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Hello readers, Today in this blog you'll learn how to Send Emails with PHP & Gmail | Send Mail from Localhost using XAMPP Server. Earlier I have shared a blog on How to configure XAMPP to send Mail from Localhost in PHP? If you haven't still read that blog, I want to suggest you read that blog first.

Generally, in this program, on the webpage, there is a mail send the form with three inputs - email address, subject, and message. When you click on the send button without filling the form completely, there is a display of an alert labeled as "All input fields are required!". And when you filled up all inputs and click on the send button, your mail will be sent to a particular email address that you've provided in the recipient field and there is also display a success message labeled as "Your mail sent successfully to someone email".

If somehow mail can't be sent, there is a display of an alert labeled as "Sorry, failed while sending mail!". If you're feeling difficult to understand what I am saying.

You can copy the codes from the given boxes or download the code files from the given link but I recommend you to download the source code files instead of copying codes. Click here to download code files.

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Configure XAMPP to send Mail from Localhost

PHP CODE:
<!DOCTYPE html>
<!-- Created By CodingNepal -->
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <title>Send Mail From Localhost | CodingNepal</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
    <!-- bootstrap cdn link -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://stackpath.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.5.2/css/bootstrap.min.css">
</head>
<body>
    <div class="container">
        <div class="row">
            <div class="col-md-4 offset-md-4 mail-form">
                <h2 class="text-center">
Send Message</h2>
<p class="text-center">
Send mail to anyone from localhost.</p>
<!-- starting php code -->
                <?php
                    //first we leave this input field blank
                    $recipient = "";
                    //if user click the send button
                    if(isset($_POST['send'])){
                        //access user entered data
                       $recipient = $_POST['email'];
                       $subject = $_POST['subject'];
                       $message = $_POST['message'];
                       $sender = "From: shahiprem7890@gmail.com";
                       //if user leave empty field among one of them
                       if(empty($recipient) || empty($subject) || empty($message)){
                           ?>
                           <!-- display an alert message if one of them field is empty -->
                            <div class="alert alert-danger text-center">
                                <?php echo "All inputs are required!" ?>
                            </div>
<?php
                        }else{
                            // PHP function to send mail
                           if(mail($recipient, $subject, $message, $sender)){
                            ?>
                            <!-- display a success message if once mail sent sucessfully -->
                            <div class="alert alert-success text-center">
                                <?php echo "Your mail successfully sent to $recipient"?>
                            </div>
<?php
                           $recipient = "";
                           }else{
                            ?>
                            <!-- display an alert message if somehow mail can't be sent -->
                            <div class="alert alert-danger text-center">
                                <?php echo "Failed while sending your mail!" ?>
                            </div>
<?php
                           }
                       }
                    }
                ?> <!-- end of php code -->
                <form action="mail.php" method="POST">
                    <div class="form-group">
                        <input class="form-control" name="email" type="email" placeholder="Recipients" value="<?php echo $recipient ?>">
                    </div>
<div class="form-group">
                        <input class="form-control" name="subject" type="text" placeholder="Subject">
                    </div>
<div class="form-group">
                        <textarea cols="30" rows="5" class="form-control textarea" name="message" placeholder="Compose your message.."></textarea>
                    </div>
<div class="form-group">
                        <input class="form-control button btn-primary" type="submit" name="send" value="Send" placeholder="Subject">
                    </div>
</form>
</div>
</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>
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CSS CODE:
/* custom css styling */
@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Poppins:400,500,600,700&display=swap');
html,body{
    background: #007bff;
}
::selection{
    color: #fff;
    background: #007bff;
}
.container{
    position: absolute;
    top: 50%;
    left: 50%;
    transform: translate(-50%, -50%);
    font-family: 'Poppins', sans-serif;
}
.container .mail-form{
    background: #fff;
    padding: 25px 35px;
    border-radius: 5px;
    box-shadow: 0 4px 8px 0 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2), 
                0 6px 20px 0 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.19);
}
.container form .form-control{
    height: 43px;
    font-size: 15px;
}
.container .mail-form form .form-group .button{
    font-size: 17px!important;
}
.container form .textarea{
    height: 100px;
    resize: none;
}
.container .mail-form h2{
    font-size: 30px;
    font-weight: 600;
}
.container .mail-form p{
    font-size: 14px;
}
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