October 15, 2012

9:24 am
Codeigniter provides many built in helpers and libraries which help us to perform lot of functionality for developing projects. Here a simple email library make us able to send email using our Gmail account living in CI environment.

class Send_Email extends Controller
function Send_Email()

function index()
  $config = Array(
  'protocol' => 'smtp',
  'smtp_host' => 'ssl://smtp.googlemail.com',
  'smtp_port' => 465,
  'smtp_user' => '[email protected]', // change it to yours
  'smtp_pass' => 'your_password', // change it to yours
  'mailtype' => 'html',
  'charset' => 'iso-8859-1',
  'wordwrap' => TRUE

  $this->load->library('email', $config);
  $this->email->from('[email protected]'); // change it to yours
  $this->email->to('[email protected]'); // change it to yours
  $this->email->subject('Email using Gmail.');
  $this->email->message('Working fine ! !');

  echo 'Email sent.';


  1. thank you so much for this i was really looking for this but i i want to send an email form my html contact form !! can you give me some idea for this or some coding through which i can send an email. best web design company