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Old 05-12-2008, 11:09 PM   #1
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PHP Mail function


OK, so this is similar to my old thread, but not really...

I have the html file:

Code:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html>
        <head>
        <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;
        charset=utf-8"/>
        </head>

        <title>Contact Me</title>

        <body>
                <form method="POST" action="edmanmail.php">

                        <textarea name="message" cols="50" rows="5"></textarea>
                        <br>
                        <br>
                        <input type="submit" value="Submit">
                </form>
        </body>
</html>
And the php file:
Code:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html>
        <head>
                <title>
                        Sending email...
                </title>
        </head>

        <body>
                <center>
                <h1>
                        Your email has been sent.
                </h1>
                <?php
                        $result = mail("email@someplace.net", "WebMail",
                                $_request["message"]);
                ?>
                </center>
        </body>
</html>
However, I now get the empty email from "User for Apache" titled "WebMail".

So...2 questions. How do I change the "User for Apache" part, and how can I get the message that is entered? Any ideas as to what is wrong?
 
Old 05-13-2008, 03:44 PM   #2
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This can't seriously be that hard for all you geniuses

btw, I don't get any type of error from mailer-daemon either.
 
Old 05-14-2008, 12:11 AM   #3
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Give it chance to go around the world or don't bump within 24 hours. Posts with 0 replies will be bumped anyway for two days, so why would you do it?

How about some debugging? Put an echo statement before sending the mail to show the message ($_request("message")). I think you will not see anything.

Try $_REQUEST instead of $_request, I think that it will do the trick.

For the 'user for apache', see http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.mail.php , additional headers.
 
Old 05-14-2008, 09:21 PM   #4
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Thank-you! The change to capital letters made it work!

The only other thing I see though is that this is who it comes from:

Quote:
User for Apache <apache@hostname.hostname.net>
How do I change it so it says something like... customer@hostname.net?
 
Old 05-14-2008, 11:41 PM   #5
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Did the link that I gave you not help?
 
Old 05-15-2008, 03:44 PM   #6
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Using your link plus some others, I have this mail.php file:

Code:
<html>
<body>
<?php
$mailto = "phantom@mysite.net";
$subject = "Website Response";
$redirect = "../../thanks.html";

foreach($HTTP_POST_VARS as $key => $value) {

$message .= $key . ': ' . $value;
$message .= "\n";

}
if (@mail($mailto, $subject, $message)) {

header("Location: $redirect");
} else {

echo('<p>Mail could not be sent. Please use your back button to try again.</p>');
}
?>
</body>
</html>
Here is my html file with the form:
Code:
<html>
<body>
<form method="POST" action="mail.php">
        <p><label for="name">Name</label>
        <input type="text" id="name" /></p><br>
        <p><label for="e-mail">E-mail</label> <input type="text" id="email" /><br /></p><br>
        <p><textarea name="message" cols="50" rows="5"></textarea></p>
        <br>
        <p class="submit"><input type="submit" value="Submit" />
        <input type="reset" value="Clear" /></p>

        </form>

</form>
</body>
</html>
Now, once again, I get the mail with nothing in it. What is wrong this time?

Last edited by phantom_cyph; 05-15-2008 at 03:45 PM.
 
Old 05-15-2008, 11:45 PM   #7
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Check your error log (/var/log/httpd/error_log or similar depending on your setup). You will more than likely see an error message related to message.

Code:
$message .= $key . ': ' . $value;
$message .= "\n";
The first time that you enter the loop message does not exist yet, so the first line will fail. Add a line before the foreach with $message="";

For debugging purposes, add echo statements so you can see what happens

Code:
<html>
<body>
<?php
$mailto = "phantom@mysite.net";
$subject = "Website Response";
$redirect = "../../thanks.html";

foreach($HTTP_POST_VARS as $key => $value) {
echo "&gt;$value&lt;<BR>\n";
$message .= $key . ': ' . $value;
$message .= "\n";

}

echo "&gt;$message&lt;<BR>\n";

if (@mail($mailto, $subject, $message)) {

header("Location: $redirect");
} else {

echo('<p>Mail could not be sent. Please use your back button to try again.</p>');
}
?>
</body>
</html>
The above code will tell you what is going on with your variables. Once your function is working, you can remove them.
 
  


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