[wp-hackers] Switching to Swift Mailer?

Peter Westwood peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk
Fri Sep 14 17:38:21 GMT 2007

For me the things that turn me off SwiftMailer over PHPMailer are  
from a quick look at it:

  1. The number of files - this increases the chance of someone  
breaking there install with a dodgy ftp transfer.
  2. PHP4 support is being dropped so by next year we will be in the  
same place we are now - supporting the mailer ourselves
  3. SwiftMailer is designed for mass-mailing PHP applications - not  
something required in the core
  4. SwiftMailer requires configuring with an smtp server - it  
doesn't use mail() which means we have to add more options to the  
admin which must be configured - giving a slower install (mail is  
sent during install)

For me, especially once you take 2 into account, we are better  
staying with PHPMailer now - if we can make that work better than mail 
() for 90% of our users then we will be in the right place - the last  
10% will realistically be difficult to support and better suited to a  
wp_mail replacement plugin.

Peter Westwood <peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk>
Blog: http://blog.ftwr.co.uk/
WordPress Plugins: http://blog.ftwr.co.uk/wordpress/

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