swZendMailPlugin - 1.2.0

Restore old symfony (sf1.0) sendMail feature.

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This feature has been removed from symfony version 1.1 and 1.2. This will simulate the sendMail method and add extras features :

  • email decorator
  • Zend_Mail Support
  • Charset and Encoding
  • variables assignement from the controller

This solution is based on Zend_Mail for more information please refer to the Zend Framework documentation available at : http://framework.zend.com/manual/en/zend.mail.html


  • Install Zend Framework available at http://www.zend.com/community/downloads you can also install the lib via svn (http://framework.zend.com/svn/framework/standard/tags/release-1.7.2/library/Zend) The lib must be installed into SF_ROOT_DIR/lib/vendor/

  • Edit the app.yml file

        charset: utf-8                             # charset to use : utf-8, iso-8859-1, ...
        encoding: quoted-printable                 # 7bit, 8bit, quoted-printable, base64 (default : quoted-printable)
        transport:                                 # define which transport class to used
          # sample with Sendmail
          class: Zend_Mail_Transport_Sendmail      # Zend_Mail_Transport_Sendmail | Zend_Mail_Transport_Smtp
          parameters: "-ffrom@yourdomain.com"
          # sample with Smtp
          class: Zend_Mail_Transport_Smtp          # Zend_Mail_Transport_Sendmail | Zend_Mail_Transport_Smtp
            - value 1
            - { auth: Plain|Crammd5|Login, username: yourusername, password: yourpassword }
        decorator:                                 # define the layout use in the mail
          enabled: off                             # on | off : set true if all your mail share the same layout
          directory: %SF_APP_TEMPLATE_DIR%         # where the layout is located, ie %SF_APP_TEMPLATE_DIR%
          template: email                          # name of the layout, automatically translate to name.FORMAT.php
        view:                                      # define the view class used to render the template
          class: swMailView
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    public finction executeConfirmPaiement()
      // [...]

      // create object in your controller
      $invoice = Doctrine::getTable('Invoice')->find(..);

      // call the email action
      $action->sendMail('yourModule', 'sendInvoice', array('invoice' => $invoice);

    public function executeSendInvoice(sfWebRequest $request)
      $mail = new swMail;

      $mail->setSubject('Your Invoice #'.$invoice->getReference());
      $mail->setFrom('billing@yoursite.com', 'Billing Service');
      $mail->addTo($this->invoice->getEmail(), $this->invoice->getName());

      $this->mail = $mail;

You should have a least one template file : sendInvoiceSuccess.txt.php or sendInvoiceSuccess.html.php in your module/templates folder.

If you want a specific layout around your email (like default header and footer), enable the decorator option and create a 'email.txt.php' and/or 'email.html.php' inside the decorator directory.