I'm trying to solve the problem of reading special characters, (plus I cant get it on one of the Gmail) I get something like this "לדו×" and this "Ч“Ч•Чђ\"ЧњЧ“Ч•" sent from my WP blog I've tried all ways which were explained on Stack Overflow, but the questions might be specific, which hadn't work for me. I wont use any plugin for that, so my preferred code is here:

        if(!isset($hasError)) {

        $emailTo = '[email protected],  [email protected], [email protected] ' ;
            $subject = $_POST['subject'];
                $comments= $_POST['comments'];
                $dge= $_POST['dge'];
                $tve= $_POST['tve'];
                $weli= $_POST['weli'];
        $sendCopy = trim($_POST['sendCopy']);
        $body = "Name: $ContactName \n\nEmail: $email \n\nComments: $comments \n\n Subject :$subject \n\n Number: $phone \n\n $dge / $tve /$weli";

        mail($emailTo, ": הודעה" , $body, "Travel-Georgia" );
        // set our boolean completion value to TRUE
        $emailSent = true;

                    <form id="contact-us"  method="post" accept-charset="utf-8"> .......</form>
  • You have to set the encoding information for the message, have a look at the mail function in PHP.net there you will find very useful information, specially on the comments area.
    – PatomaS
    Mar 21, 2014 at 0:53
  • Also, make sure you Form submits UTF-8 data.
    – ek9
    Mar 21, 2014 at 8:37

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You have to encode your E-Mail contents using proper E-Mail encoding methods before they show up correctly in E-Mails.

If I were you, I would use wp_mail() function inside WordPress to send the E-Mails. I don't know if it does all the required encodings though.

Another alternative is to use SwiftMailer to send the E-Mails. It certainly takes care of all the encoding and other duties needed to send properly encoded E-Mail.

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