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e-mail form-data to e-mail with php..?how?

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I've got a simple form with 2 fields where user will enter name and e-mail..

  <form name="formcheck" method="post" action="test.php" onSubmit="return formCheck(this);">
    <p align="center">&nbsp;</p>
    <p align="center"> <font face="Americana BT">Navn</font>
      <input type="text" name="FirstName">
    <p align="center"><font face="Americana BT">E-mail</font>
      <input type="text" name="email">
    <p align="center">
      <input name="Submit" type="submit" id="Submit" value="Ja takk, jeg vil motta nyhetsbrev per mail">

on the test.php page I've got the following php-code. But it will not work, as in I don't receive an e-mail... I've learned php on beginner level at uni 9 months ago, but haven't used it since..

<title>Untitled Document</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">



$to = "cecilieuk@yahoo.com";
$re = "Purchase receipt";
$message = '$firstname'.','.'$email';

mail ($to, $re, $message);


Will appreciate all help :)

ps: the onSubmit-action will not work either... it did work before I started messing around with php...
got the onSubmit-action from DynamicDrive.com


<script language="JavaScript">

* Required field(s) validation v1.10- By NavSurf
* Visit Nav Surf at http://navsurf.com
* Visit http://www.dynamicdrive.com/ for full source code

function formCheck(formobj){
// Enter name of mandatory fields
var fieldRequired = Array("FirstName", "email");
// Enter field description to appear in the dialog box
var fieldDescription = Array("Navn", "email");
// dialog message
var alertMsg = "Vennligst fyll inn manglende felt:\n";

var l_Msg = alertMsg.length;

for (var i = 0; i < fieldRequired.length; i++){
var obj = formobj.elements[fieldRequired[i]];
if (obj){
case "select-one":
if (obj.selectedIndex == -1 || obj.options[obj.selectedIndex].text == ""){
alertMsg += " - " + fieldDescription[i] + "\n";
case "select-multiple":
if (obj.selectedIndex == -1){
alertMsg += " - " + fieldDescription[i] + "\n";
case "text":
case "textarea":
if (obj.value == "" || obj.value == null){
alertMsg += " - " + fieldDescription[i] + "\n";
if (obj.type == undefined){
var blnchecked = false;
for (var j = 0; j < obj.length; j++){
if (obj[j].checked){
blnchecked = true;
if (!blnchecked){
alertMsg += " - " + fieldDescription[i] + "\n";

if (alertMsg.length == l_Msg){
return true;
return false;
// -->


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Do you host your own files?
is the php.ini data correct?
Are you allowed to mail?

Hope these questions help  ;D

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I don't need more questions....  :P

what's the php.ini?...

Do you know another way to enter information in a form,click submit-button, retrieve information from form on previous page, and email this information...

Am I completely on the wrong track?..

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$to = 'bob@barnyard.com';
$subject = 'Wakeup bob!';
$message = '<b>yo</b>, whassup?';
$headers = "From: server@barnyard.com\r\n" .
      'X-Mailer: PHP/' . phpversion() . "\r\n" .
      "MIME-Version: 1.0\r\n" .
      "Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8\r\n" .
      "Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit\r\n\r\n";

// Send
mail($to, $subject, $message, $headers);

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