Julien Julien - 2 months ago 19
HTML Question

PHPMailer : replace the default messageID

I send emails using PHPMailer, evthg works well but I would to set a uniq MessageID for each email.

PHPMailer version : "v5.2.16"

(loaded with Composer from https://github.com/PHPMailer/PHPMailer.git)

I found the documentation here :
http://phpmailer.github.io/PHPMailer/classes/PHPMailer.html#property_MessageID

so here is what I tried :

$mail = new PHPMailer;
...
$mail->MessageID = md5('HELLO'.(idate("U")-1000000000).uniqid()).'-'.$type.'-'.$id.'@domain.com';


Result : This is always the default MessageID generated by PHPMailer :

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and not mine... :(

Then I tried sthg more simple :

$mail->MessageID = "blablag@domain.com";


Result : KO (the same)

The documentation indicates that we can set a MessageID, and it should be a string, I don't understand at all why it doesn't work...

Any idea ?

Answer

The structure of MessageID should be:

<sometext@sometext>

If your MessageID doesn't have this exact structure - PHPMailer will ignore your MessageId and generate it's own MessageId.

You can change your code to:

$mail->MessageID = "<" . md5('HELLO'.(idate("U")-1000000000).uniqid()).'-'.$type.'-'.$id.'@domain.com>';

And it should work.