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Subject:php contact form script problem
Summary:Please help out. because i do not know where am going wrong.
Author:alex njoroge
Date:2012-10-03 08:54:04
Update:2012-12-05 06:45:06

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alex njoroge - 2012-10-03 10:32:13

$email_to = ''; //the address to which the email will be sent


//we need to get our variables first

include 'config.php';
$name = $_POST['name'];
$email = $_POST['email'];
$subject = $_POST['subject'];
$message = $_POST['message'];

/*the $header variable is for the additional headers in the mail function,
we are asigning 2 values, first one is FROM and the second one is REPLY-TO.
That way when we want to reply the email gmail(or yahoo or hotmail...) will know
who are we replying to. */
$headers = "From: $email\r\n";
$headers .= "Reply-To: $email\r\n";

if(mail($email_to, $subject, $message, $headers)){
echo 'sent'; // we are sending this text to the ajax request telling it that the mail is sent..
echo 'failed';// ... or this one to tell it that it wasn't sent


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
<html xmlns="">


<form action='index.html' method='post' id='contact_form'>
<h3>Contact Form</h3>
<div class="hr dotted clearfix">&nbsp;</div>
<li class="clearfix">
<label for="name">Name</label>
<input type='text' name='name' id='name' />
<div class="clear"></div>
<p id='name_error' class='error'>Insert a Name</p>
<li class="clearfix">
<label for="email">Email Address</label>
<input type='text' name='email' id='email' />
<div class="clear"></div>
<p id='email_error' class='error'>Enter a valid email address</p>
<li class="clearfix">
<label for="subject">Subject</label>
<input type='text' name='subject' id='subject' />
<div class="clear"></div>
<p id='subject_error' class='error'>Enter a message subject</p>
<li class="clearfix">
<label for="message">Message</label>
<textarea name='message' id='message' rows="30" cols="30"></textarea>
<div class="clear"></div>
<p id='message_error' class='error'>Enter a message</p>
<li class="clearfix">

<p id='mail_success' class='success'>Thank you. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.</p>
<p id='mail_fail' class='error'>Sorry, an error has occured. Please try again later.</p>
<div id="button">
<input type='submit' id='send_message' class="button" value='Submit' />



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