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Submitted on: 1/1/2015 11:41:00 PM
By: BelgiumBoy_007 (from psc cd)  
Level: Advanced
User Rating: By 10 Users
Compatibility: PHP 4.0
Views: 1729
 
     This is a very simple script that will send an e-mail using the standard mail () function. Designed for beginners. I was going to upload it but it didn't work so here's the code.


 
				
<?php

//  See comments below (right above the form).

  
if ($mode == "submit") {
    if (
$enable_html != "on") {
/*
    The user does not want to send the e-mail in HTML format, so we must get
    rid of the HTML in the message.
*/
      
$mail_body = htmlspecialchars ($mail_body);
    }

//  Now we set the headers for our e-mail message.

    
$headers .= "MIME-Version: 1.0 \n";
    
$headers .= "Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 \n";
    
$headers .= "from:$mail_from\r\nCc:$mail_cc\r\nBcc:$mail_bcc";

/*
    Now it's time to send the message, we'll use the mail () function.
    The function will return TRUE on success, FALSE on failure.
    We can use that to make sure the e-mail was sent without
    any problems.
    The "@" in front of the function is optional.  In PHP, whenever
    there is an @ in front of ANY function, the script will not show
    any errors.  As we will let the user know if anything goes wrong
    ourselves, we don't need PHP to give the errors for us and we can
    show the error however we want (not with Warning: ... on line ...).
*/

    
if (@mail ($mail_to, $mail_subject, $mail_body, $headers)) {
      print (
"<h1><font color=\"#004000\">The e-mail was sent successfully!</font></h1>");
    } else {
      print (
"<h1><font color=\"#880000\">An error occurred while sending the e-mail!</font></h1>");
    }

//  We don't need to show the form again.

    
exit;
  }
?>

<html>

<head>
<title>Send e-mail</title>
<script language="javascript">
  function DoSubmit ()
  {
/*
    This javascript will check if the important fields have been filled in.
    The control is pretty basic (if the user types " " it will see it as full,
    but it is enough to alert a person who forgot to fill out a form, without
    him / her having to wait until the form refreshes (good for slow modems).

    The return ""; command will exit the function, so that the form is only
    submitted when it is valid.
*/

    if (document.form.mail_from.value == "") {
      alert ("You forgot to enter the 'from' field.");
      document.form.mail_from.focus ();
      return "";
    }

    if (document.form.mail_to.value == "") {
      alert ("You forgot to enter the 'to' field.");
      document.form.mail_to.focus ();
      return "";
    }

    if (document.form.mail_subject.value == "") {
      alert ("You forgot to enter the 'subject' field.");
      document.form.mail_subject.focus ();
      return "";
    }

    if (document.form.mail_body.value == "") {
      alert ("You forgot to enter the 'body' field.");
      document.form.mail_body.focus ();
      return "";
    }

    document.form.submit ();
  }
</script>
</head>

<body>
<!--
    By setting the form's action to $PHP_SELF, this code will work even
    when you change the name from email.php into whatever you want (.php).

    The included (hidden) field, mode, will be used to see if the user has
    submitted the form or if the page is loading for the first time.  If the
    user has submitted the page, the variable $mode will have the string
    "submit" as its value, otherwise the variable will be empty.
-->
<form action="<?php print ($PHP_SELF); ?>" method="post" name="form">
  <table>
    <tr>
      <td>From:</td>
      <td><input type="text" name="mail_from" size="40"></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>To:</td>
      <td><input type="text" name="mail_to" size="40"></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>Cc:</td>
      <td><input type="text" name="mail_cc" size="40"></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>Bcc:</td>
      <td><input type="text" name="mail_bcc" size="40"></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>Subject:</td>
      <td><input type="text" name="mail_subject" size="40"></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td valign="top">Body:</td>
      <td><textarea name="mail_body" cols="40" rows="10"></textarea></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td></td>
      <td><input type="checkbox" name="enable_html"> enable HTML in this message.</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td><input type="hidden" name="mode" value="submit"></td>
      <td><input type="button" onclick="DoSubmit ()" value="Send e-mail"></td>
    </tr>
  </table>
</form>

</body>

</html>


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