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Uploading file and sending as attachment in e-mail

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I want to create a form where you can upload a file and that can be sent as an attachment of an e-mail.
 
I've have two alternatives, one using PHPMailer, and the other not using PHPMailer.
 
My problems are as listed:
 
 1. When using PHPMailer, I'm getting the `SMTP:Could Not Connect()` error even though all the SMTP credentials are right.
 2. When not using PHPMailer, I'm getting an error in the `fopen()` function. Even then, I'm receiving the file, but its empty.
 
I'm really a starter with PHP, so need help on this one. I'm posting both the codes here.
 
1. Using PHPMailer:
 
       
<?php
    
    require('PHPMailer/class.phpmailer.php');
    
    if(isset($_POST['email'])) {
         
        // EDIT THE 2 LINES BELOW AS REQUIRED
        //$email_to = "email";
        //$email_subject = "Request for Portfolio check up from ".$first_name." ".$last_name;
     
     $title = array('Title', 'Mr.', 'Ms.', 'Mrs.');
     $selected_key = $_POST['title'];
     $selected_val = $title[$_POST['title']]; 
        
        $first_name = $_POST['first_name']; // required
        $last_name = $_POST['last_name']; // required
        $email_from = $_POST['email']; // required
        $telephone = $_POST['telephone']; // not required
        $comments = $_POST['comments']; // required
     
      if(($selected_key==0))
       echo "<script> alert('Please enter your title')</script>";
     function clean_string($string) {
          $bad = array("content-type","bcc:","to:","cc:","href");
          return str_replace($bad,"",$string);
        }
      $email_message = "";
     $email_message .="Title: ".$selected_val."\n";
     $email_message .= "First Name: ".clean_string($first_name)."\n";
        $email_message .= "Last Name: ".clean_string($last_name)."\n";
        $email_message .= "Email: ".clean_string($email_from)."\n";
        $email_message .= "Telephone: ".clean_string($telephone)."\n";
        $email_message .= "Comments: ".clean_string($comments)."\n";
    
     $allowedExts = array("doc", "docx", "xls", "xlsx", "pdf");
    $temp = explode(".", $_FILES["file"]["name"]);
    $extension = end($temp);
    if ((($_FILES["file"]["type"] == "application/pdf")
    || ($_FILES["file"]["type"] == "application/msword")
    || ($_FILES["file"]["type"] == "application/excel")
    || ($_FILES["file"]["type"] == "application/vnd.ms-excel")
    || ($_FILES["file"]["type"] == "application/x-excel")
    || ($_FILES["file"]["type"] == "application/x-msexcel")
    || ($_FILES["file"]["type"] == "application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document")
    || ($_FILES["file"]["type"] == "application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet"))
    
    && in_array($extension, $allowedExts))
      {
      if ($_FILES["file"]["error"] > 0)
        {
        echo "<script>alert('Error: " . $_FILES["file"]["error"] ."')</script>";
        }
      else
        {
        if(move_uploaded_file($_FILES["file"]["tmp_name"],
          "upload/" . $_FILES["file"]["name"]))
       $file=fopen("upload/".$_FILES["file"]["name"], 'r');
        }
      }
    else
      {
      echo "<script>alert('Invalid file')</script>";
      }
         
    // create email headers
    $headers = 'From: '.$email_from."\r\n".
    'Reply-To: '.$email_from."\r\n" .
    'X-Mailer: PHP/' . phpversion();
    //Create a new PHPMailer instance
    $mail = new PHPMailer();
    //Tell PHPMailer to use SMTP
    $mail->IsSMTP();
    //Enable SMTP debugging
    // 0 = off (for production use)
    // 1 = client messages
    // 2 = client and server messages
    $mail->SMTPDebug  = 2;
    //Ask for HTML-friendly debug output
    $mail->Debugoutput = 'html';
    //Set the hostname of the mail server
    $mail->Host       = "hostname";
    //Set the SMTP port number - likely to be 25, 465 or 587
    $mail->Port       = 465;
    //Whether to use SMTP authentication
    $mail->SMTPAuth   = true;
    //Username to use for SMTP authentication
    $mail->Username   = "email";
    //Password to use for SMTP authentication
    $mail->Password   = "password";
    //Set who the message is to be sent from
    $mail->SetFrom($email_from, 'First Last');
    //Set an alternative reply-to address
    //$mail->AddReplyTo('replyto@example.com','First Last');
    //Set who the message is to be sent to
    $mail->AddAddress('email', 'name');
    //Set the subject line
    $mail->Subject = 'Request for Profile Check up';
    //Read an HTML message body from an external file, convert referenced images to embedded, convert HTML into a basic plain-text alternative body
    $mail->MsgHTML($email_message);
    //Replace the plain text body with one created manually
    $mail->AltBody = 'This is a plain-text message body';
    //Attach an image file
    $mail->AddAttachment($file);
    
    //Send the message, check for errors
    if(!$mail->Send()) {
      echo "<script>alert('Mailer Error: " . $mail->ErrorInfo."')</script>";
    } else {
      echo "<script>alert('Your request has been submitted. We will contact you soon.')</script>";
    }
    }

?>

 

 

2. No PHPMailer:
 
 

    <?php
        
        $title = array('Title', 'Mr.', 'Ms.', 'Mrs.');
         $selected_key = $_POST['title'];
         $selected_val = $title[$_POST['title']]; 
            
            $first_name = $_POST['first_name']; // required
            $last_name = $_POST['last_name']; // required
            $email_from = $_POST['email']; // required
            $telephone = $_POST['telephone']; // not required
            $comments = $_POST['comments']; // required
         
            if(($selected_key==0))
           echo "<script> alert('Please enter your title')</script>";
         function clean_string($string) {
              $bad = array("content-type","bcc:","to:","cc:","href");
              return str_replace($bad,"",$string);
            }
          $email_message = "";
         $email_message .="Title: ".$selected_val."\n";
         $email_message .= "First Name: ".clean_string($first_name)."\n";
            $email_message .= "Last Name: ".clean_string($last_name)."\n";
            $email_message .= "Email: ".clean_string($email_from)."\n";
            $email_message .= "Telephone: ".clean_string($telephone)."\n";
            $email_message .= "Comments: ".clean_string($comments)."\n";
         
        $email_to = "email"; // The email you are sending to (example)
        //$email_from = "sendfrom@email.com"; // The email you are sending from (example)
        $email_subject = "subject line"; // The Subject of the email
        //$email_txt = "text body of message"; // Message that the email has in it
        $destination=$_FILES["file"]["name"];
        move_uploaded_file($_FILES["file"]["name"], $destination);
        $fileatt = fopen($_FILES['file']['name'],'r'); // Path to the file (example)
        $fileatt_type = "application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document"; // File Type
        $fileatt_name = "Details.docx"; // Filename that will be used for the file as the attachment
        $file = fopen($fileatt,'r');
        $data = fread($file,filesize($fileatt));
        fclose($file);
        $semi_rand = md5(time());
        $mime_boundary = "==Multipart_Boundary_x{$semi_rand}x";
        $headers="From: $email_from"; // Who the email is from (example)
        $headers .= "\nMIME-Version: 1.0\n" .
        "Content-Type: multipart/mixed;\n" .
        " boundary=\"{$mime_boundary}\"";
        $email_message .= "This is a multi-part message in MIME format.\n\n" .
        "--{$mime_boundary}\n" .
        "Content-Type:text/html; charset=\"iso-8859-1\"\n" .
        "Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit\n\n" . $email_txt;
        $email_message .= "\n\n";
        $data = chunk_split(base64_encode($data));
        $email_message .= "--{$mime_boundary}\n" .
        "Content-Type: {$fileatt_type};\n" .
        " name=\"{$fileatt_name}\"\n" .
        "Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64\n\n" .
        $data . "\n\n" .
        "--{$mime_boundary}--\n";
        
        mail($email_to,$email_subject,$email_message,$headers);
        ?>

And the form, with corresponding action:
 <form name="contactform" method="post" action="send2.php" enctype="multipart/form-data">
    <table width="100%" border="0" align="center">
    <tr>
     <td valign="middle" id="ta">
     <label for="title">Title *</label>
     </td>
     <td valign="middle" id="ta">
     <select name="title">
     <option value="0">Title</option>
     <option value="1">Mr.</option>
     <option value="2">Ms.</option>
     <option value="3">Mrs.</option>
     </select></td></tr><tr><td id="ta">
      <label for="first_name">First Name *</label>
     </td>
     <td valign="middle" id="ta">
      <input  type="text" name="first_name" maxlength="50" size="30" required="required">
     </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
     <td valign="middle" id="ta">
      <label for="last_name">Last Name *</label>
     </td>
     <td valign="middle" id="ta">
      <input  type="text" name="last_name" maxlength="50" size="30" required="required">
     </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
     <td valign="middle" id="ta">
      <label for="email">Email Address *</label>
     </td>
     <td valign="middle" id="ta">
      <input  type="text" name="email" maxlength="80" size="30" required="required">
     </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
     <td valign="middle" id="ta">
      <label for="telephone">Telephone Number *</label>
     </td>
     <td valign="middle" id="ta">
      <input  type="text" name="telephone" maxlength="30" size="30" required="required">
     </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
     <td valign="middle" id="ta">
      <label for="comments">Details</label>
     </td>
     <td valign="middle" id="ta">
      <textarea  name="comments" maxlength="100000" cols="25" rows="6"></textarea>
     </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td valign="middle" id="ta">
     <label for="file">Or upload a file (only word, excel or pdf)</label>
    </td>
    <td valign="middle" id="ta">
    <input type="file" name="file">
    </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
     <td colspan="2" style="text-align:center" id="ta">
      <input type="submit" value="Submit">
     </td>
    </tr>
    </table>
    </form>

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