How to embed images using PHPMailer

  1. Use the AddEmbeddedImage method provided by the PHPMailer class. 
    eg. $mail->AddEmbeddedImage(‘test.gif’,’testImage’,’test.gif’);
  2. Parameters for AddEmbeddedImage($path, $cid, $name = ”, $encoding = ‘base64’, $type = ‘application/octet-stream’)
    1. $path = Path to the attachment
    2. $cid = Content ID of the attachment.  Use this to identify the Id for accessing the image in an HTML form.
    3. $name = Overrides the attachment name.
    4. $encoding = File encoding
    5. $type = File extension (MIME) type.


    //Include the PHPMailer class
include = ‘class.phpmailer.php‘;

$mailer=new phpmailer();
$mailer->From =’[email protected]’;
$mailer->Subject =’TechPortal Example’;
$mailer->AddAddress(’[email protected]’);

$mailer->Body =’<img src=”cid:testImage”>’;



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