Sending Emails with Zend_Mail and Yahoo! SMTP

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When developers are trying to test emails with popular email service providers from the local server environments, it does not allow to send emails since they try to impose restrictions on spamming. Followings can be used to test email contact forms with Zend Framework and its mail function. It is tested and worked fine with yahoo SMTP settings but on zend framework. Here the trick was setting from email as same as the authenticated email address.

//values from  zend form elements
$sender = $form->getValue(‘name’);
$email = $form ->getValue(’email’);
$subject = $form ->getValue(‘subject’);
$message = $form ->getValue(‘message’);

$mail = new Zend_Mail();
$config = array(‘auth’ => ‘login’,’username’ => ‘your_e_mail@yahoo.com’,’password’ => ‘your_password’);
$transport = new Zend_Mail_Transport_Smtp(‘smtp.mail.yahoo.com’, $config);

$mail->setFrom(‘your_e_mail@yahoo.com’, $sender); //should be the same email used for config
$mail->setReplyTo($email, $sender);
$mail->addTo(‘your_e_mail@yahoo.com ‘, ‘webmaster’);
$mail->setBodyHtml(’email body text in html’);
$mail->setBodyText(’email body text in text’);


cheers! 🙂


Start your first CakePHP Project with Zend Server on Windows

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  1. Visit CakePHP website
  2. Download the CakePHP Framework
  3. You must have setup a local webserver. If not, install Zend Server Community Edition and MySQL. Download Zend server and install it. If you are not installing MySQL as separate installation you can choose it with Zend server installation also. You can install it separately, do this as you wish.
  4. Create a database called “cakephp”.
  5. Go to Zend Server web root it will be “C:\Program Files\Zend\Apache2\htdocs”.
  6. Extract CakePHP Framework to your web root and re name with the version (Eg. cake_1_3 or cakephp, here I used cakephp).
    Your CakePHP project folder Structure will be as follows,

    • /app
    • /cake
    • /vendors
    • /.htaccess
    • /index.php
    • /README
  7. Open database.php on the cakephp app/config directory, and set host, login, password and save the work.
  8. Open core.php on the same directory and change Security.salt and Security.cipherSeed values for different (for tests, simply put additional character at the end).
  9. Now open “C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts” file in a notepad and add following at the end,    cakephp
  10. Open Apache2 configuration file (httpd.conf) at “C:\Program Files\Zend\Apache2\conf” and add the following virtual host.
    ServerName cakephp
    DocumentRoot “C:\Program Files\Zend\Apache2\htdocs\cakephp\app\webroot”
    <Directory “C:\Program Files\Zend\Apache2\htdocs\cakephp\app\webroot”>
    AllowOverride all
    Options All

  11. Copy “cake” folder from your cakephp folder and paste it in “C:\Program Files\Zend\ZendServer\share”.
  12. Open Environmental Variables and change the “path” and add “C:\Program Files\Zend\ZendServer\share\cake\console” at the end of the paths.
  13. Save all changes and RESTART windows.
  14. Access http://cakephp on your browser. It should work.
  15. Now start developing, app folder is the folder you need to work.
  16. Open Command Prompt and change the directory to your cake app drirectory, use following
    cd C:\Program Files\Zend\Apache2\htdocs\cakephp\app
  17. Press Enter and enter command cake
  18. You should get as follows,
    cakephp 1.3.6 on windows
  19. Now you can bake your cake..
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.C:\Users\Administrator>cd C:\Program Files\Zend\Apache2\htdocs\cakephp\appC:\Program Files\Zend\Apache2\htdocs\cakephp\app>cake 

Welcome to CakePHP v1.3.6 Console
Current Paths:
-app: app
-working: C:\Program Files\Zend\Apache2\htdocs\cakephp\app
-root: C:\Program Files\Zend\Apache2\htdocs\cakephp
-core: C:\Program Files\Zend\ZendServer\share

Changing Paths:
your working path should be the same as your application path
to change your path use the ‘-app’ param.
Example: -app relative/path/to/myapp or -app /absolute/path/to/myapp

Available Shells:
acl [CORE]                              i18n [CORE]

api [CORE]                              schema [CORE]

bake [CORE]                             testsuite [CORE]

console [CORE]

To run a command, type ‘cake shell_name [args]’
To get help on a specific command, type ‘cake shell_name help’

C:\Program Files\Zend\Apache2\htdocs\cakephp\app>

Zend Framework Console on Ubuntu

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Zend Framework Project is an active and updating timely. The zend framework can be downloaded on the zend technologies. But for Ubuntu 10.04 it is very easy to integrate in the the command line terminal.

1. Just go to Applications->Ubuntu Software Center

2. search for “zend”

3. select zend-framework.bin

4. install

5. both libzend-framework should be installed

6. open terminal by Applications->accessories->terminal

7. type the command zf show version

8. It will print the version available.

To start a zend framework project I’ll write it later.. it is also easy