How to install php-pear mail on CentOS or RHEL

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PEAR – PHP Extension and Application Repository, PEAR is a framework and distribution system for reusable PHP components.
The mail() function is using for sending emails from a php script. This is the most simplest way to send emails from a server and also its not secure process.

The mail sending scripts will shows some errors/warning while sending emails due to the absence of mail function[mail()].

Step 1: Check PhPear is already installed or not

[root@server]# rpm -qa|grep php-pear

If it is not installed on the server, please install it by executing the foillowing command from the command line;

[root@server]# yum install php-pear
[root@server]# rpm -qa|grep php-pear

Step 2: Install Php-mail extension by executing the following command;

[root@server]# pear install Mail

Step 3: Restart webserver

[root@server]# service httpd restart

That’s it.. :-)

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