Using the PHP Pear Mail_Mime package to send email using the UTF-8 character set is not as straightforward as it seems. The documentation for this part of the package is either not complete, or misplaced, because we struggled to find how it should work.
I aim to show you the method that worked for us, at least for our purposes, and perhaps you can adapt this to suit your own needs. This assumes:
Type: Media Group Website
Date: April 2010
Halldale are the leading suppliers of news and news publications to the flight simulation and training market publishing a number of magazines, hosting conferences and attending trade shows as well as engaging their audience through through electronic news and online industry directories.