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I followed http://docs.joomla.org/Sending_email_from_extensions to send mails via Joomla!.

Now I'd like to send HTML and plain text mails, because not all users want to receive HTML-formatted mails.

But if I set

$mailer->isHTML(true);

all mails are sent as HTML.

My question: How can I send mails as html and plaintext with Joomla! ?

  • can you please describe more on the users who want to get html mails and plain mails. So, we could figure out to categorize the users accordingly. – Liz. May 30 '16 at 5:53
  • This would be really interessting. Currently Joomla! only seems to send HTML mails, but what if I have a plain text mail client??? – TIIUNDER Jan 27 '17 at 10:50
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I stumbled upon the same problem and here is what I tried and worked for me.

$mailer = JFactory::getMailer();
$mailer->setSender($sender);
$mailer->addRecipient($recipient);
$mailer->isHtml($is_html);
$mailer->CharSet  = 'UTF-8';
$mailer->Encoding = 'base64';
$mailer->setSubject($subject);
$mailer->setBody($body);
$mailer->AltBody = $alt_body;
$send = $mailer->Send();

the key point here is

$mailer->AltBody = 'Your alternate text body here';

Which will be sent with the html version of the mail.

Hope it helps. Happy coding!

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You need to group users by preferences and depending on it send email with isHtml(true/false)

if you want to include both versions in same email: just include plain text and HTML but mark it up right with MIME standard. Here you can find how to do so http://www.enewsletterpro.com/articles/multi_part_mime_messages.asp

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  • 2
    Please read the question before simply suggesting using 3rd party extensions all the time. – Lodder May 27 '16 at 0:03

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