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#1 yana

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 07:26 PM

I am using the following two methods now to capture above mentioned info:

$ip_address = $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'];

$user_browser = $_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'];

This user info is captured and sent in an email to me and works perfectly on our Test Server. However, on the Live Server this does not get captured (I get an email with a blank).

What could be the cause of this???

#2 .josh

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 07:28 PM

show the rest of the code that it is in.
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Posted 10 July 2006 - 07:35 PM


$ip_address = $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'];

$user_browser = $_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'];

//add From: header
$headers = "From: \"Online Survey\" webserver@localhost\r\n";

//specify MIME version 1.0
$headers .= "MIME-Version: 1.0\r\n";

//unique boundary
$boundary = uniqid("HTMLDEMO");

//tell e-mail client this e-mail contains//alternate versions
$headers .= "Content-Type: multipart/alternative" .
  "; boundary = $boundary\r\n\r\n";

//message to people with clients who don't understand MIME
$headers .= "This is a MIME encoded message.\r\n\r\n";

//HTML version of message
$headers .= "--$boundary\r\n" .
  "Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1\r\n" .
  "Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64\r\n\r\n";
$headers .= chunk_split(base64_encode("IP Address: $ip_address Browser: $user_browser"))

//send message
mail("yana@greatgulfhomes.com,yanochka_@hotmail.com", "Online Survey", "", $headers);


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