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Hello, I'm creating a PHP email form, and for this particular server, I have to use SMTP Authentication. They hosting service sent me this link: http://email.about.com/od/emailprogramm ... cation.htm

 

Anyway, I have the form created, and I created the PHP file called mail.php. I finally got it to where it does send me an email, but the message is completely blank. My form has four fields, which are: name, email, telephone, and message, so these should each be emailed to me when the form is filled out.

 

Thank you in advance if anyone can look this over.

 

Here is my PHP code:

 

 

  
<?php
    require_once "Mail.php";

    $from = "Jane Doe <jane.doe@gmail.com>";
    $to = "JD <jim.doe@gmail.com>";
    $subject = "Request to contact me";
   $name = "name:\n";
   $email = "email:\n";
   $phone = "phone:\n";
    $message = "message:\n";

    $host = "smtp.gmail.com";
    $username = "jane.doe";
    $password = "blackcat35";

    $headers = array ('From' => $from,
      'To' => $to,
      'Subject' => $subject);
    $smtp = Mail::factory('smtp',
      array ('host' => $host,
        'auth' => true,
        'username' => $username,
        'password' => $password));

    $mail = $smtp->send($to, $headers, $body);

    if (PEAR::isError($mail)) {
      echo("<p>" . $mail->getMessage() . "</p>");
     } else {
      print "<meta http-equiv=\"refresh\" content=\"0;URL=received.htm\">";
     }
    ?>

 

 

 

And here is my HTML form:

 


  
<form method="POST" action="mail.php"> 
<p>Fields marked (*) are required</p>
<p><strong>Name:* </strong><br>
  <input name="name" type="text" size="40" maxlength="50" id="name" /> 
<p><strong>Email:* </strong><br>
<input name="email" type="text" size="40" id="email">
<p><strong>Telephone:</strong><br>
  <input name="message" type="text" size="40" maxlength="30" id="message" /> 
<p><strong>Message:* </strong><br>
<textarea name="message" cols="40" id="message"></textarea>
<p><input type="submit" name="submit" value="Submit">
  <input type="reset" name="Clear" id="Clear" value="Reset" /> 
</form>

 

 

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Thank you both so much! I did have message twice, so I fixed that.

 

And the reason the email was blank was because I didn't intialize body, you were right.

 

In case anybody finds this of help in the future...

 

I did so by making a series of

$body .= $_REQUEST['name'];

$body .= "\n";

$body .= $_REQUEST;

etc.

for each field.

that n is for the line break.

 

 

 

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