object &factory (
array $params = array()
Creates a instance of a backend-specific mailer class.
string $backend - the name of the backend "mail" ,"smtp" , "sendmail"
array $params - a array of backend specific parameters.
List of parameter for the backends
If safe mode is disabled, $params will be passed as the fifth argument to the PHP mail() function. If $params is an array, its elements will be joined as a space-delimited string.
$params["sendmail_path"] - The location of the sendmail program on the filesystem. Default is /usr/bin/sendmail .
$params["sendmail_args"] - Additional parameters to pass to the sendmail. Default is -i .
$params["host"] - The server to connect. Default is localhost .
$params["port"] - The port to connect. Default is 25 .
$params["auth"] - Whether or not to use SMTP authentication. Default is FALSE.
$params["username"] - The username to use for SMTP authentication.
$params["password"] - The password to use for SMTP authentication.
$params["localhost"] - The value to give when sending EHLO or HELO. Default is localhost
$params["timeout"] - The SMTP connection timeout. Default is NULL (no timeout).
$params["verp"] - Whether to use VERP or not. Default is FALSE.
$params["debug"] - Whether to enable SMTP debug mode or not. Default is FALSE.
Mail internally uses Net_SMTP::setDebug .
$params["persist"] - Indicates whether or not the SMTP connection should persist over multiple calls to the send() method.
|Error code||Error message||Reason||Solution|
|NULL||"Unable to find class for driver xxx "||Mailer backend class was not found.||Check the $backend parameter, if correct reinstall and/or update your Mail package.|
This function should be called statically.