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Code worked in 5.2, not working in 5.4, can't figure out issue


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I have a script on a website that is supposed to email users messages/alerts, and it was working fine on PHP 5.2, but doesn't work on PHP 5.4. It doesn't include any of the $variables in the email it sends. Any ideas? The webpage shows correctly, says it was sent, and sends a mostly blank email. (This is not all the code, but the important workings of it.) Is there something I need to reference differently for 5.4?


Any solutions would be greatly appreciated!


if (isset($acode) && $acode != 'unset') {
echo"<div style=\"font-size: 110%\">Send an Alert for:<br /><b>
  $location  >  $dept  >  $alert</b>
<br /><br />
<form name=\"alert\" onsubmit=\"return isReady(this)\" action=\"$formaction\" method=\"POST\">
<input type=\"hidden\" name=\"Location\" value=\"$location\">
<input type=\"hidden\" name=\"Department\" value=\"$dept\">
<input type=\"hidden\" name=\"Code\" value=\"$acode\">
<input type=\"hidden\" name=\"Alert\" value=\"$alert\">
<input type=\"hidden\" name=\"Contacts\" value=\"$tocode\">
Your name:
<br />
<input type=\"text\" name=\"Name\" size=\"40\" maxlength=\"70\" value=\" Required\" onfocus=\"if(this.value==' Required')this.value='';\" onblur=\"if(this.value=='')this.value=' Required';\"><br />
<br />
Your e-mail address:
<br />
<input type=\"text\" name=\"Email\" size=\"40\" maxlength=\"90\" value=\" Required\" onfocus=\"if(this.value==' Required')this.value='';\" onblur=\"if(this.value=='')this.value=' Required';\"><br />
<br />
Brief message:   <span style=\"color: #666666; font-size: 70%\">
Please keep in point form if possible. </span>
<br />
<textarea name=\"Message\" cols=\"65\" rows=\"7\" maxlength=\"5000\">
<span class=\"smbr\">
<br />
<br />
<br />
<div style=\"color: #666666; font-size: 70%; text-indent: 50px\">
All fields required. Include date & time of occurance if applicable.
</div><br />
<input type=\"hidden\" name=\"Date\" value=\"$date\">
<input type=\"hidden\" name=\"action\" value=\"submitted\">

<table border=\"0\" cellspacing=\"0\" cellpadding=\"0\" align=\"center\">
<td align=\"center\" width=\"25%\">
<input type=\"submit\" name=\"SUBMIT\" id=\"mySender\" value=\"Send...\" onclick=\"return monitor()\" style=\"margin: 0px 0px 0px 10px\">
<td align=\"left\" width=\"75%\" style=\"color: #666666; font-size: 70%\">
Please wait a moment after pressing send. If you do not get a confirmation message<br /> after 10 seconds, please press F5 to refresh the page and try again.
<td align=\"left\" colspan=\"2\" style=\"color: #666666; font-size: 70%\">
<br /><br />
<b>Your alert will be sent to the following people:</b><br />
</form><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />";

 else {
 print "
 <div style=\"color: #999999; font-size: 120%\" align=\"center\">
Please select a location and the type of alert.
 if (isset($_POST['action']) && $_POST['action'] == 'submitted')
// find multiple correct recipients based on the proper code
$tocode = $HTTP_POST_VARS["Contacts"];
// convert variables from reference file, find values - email address string separated by commas
$tocontacts = $$tocode;
$to = $tocontacts;
$alert = $HTTP_POST_VARS["Alert"];
$email = $HTTP_POST_VARS["Email"];
$name = $HTTP_POST_VARS["Name"];
$location = $HTTP_POST_VARS["Location"];
$department = $HTTP_POST_VARS["Department"];
$subject = "ALERT - $alert";
$details1 = $HTTP_POST_VARS["Message"];
$details2 = str_replace("\n", "<br />", $details1);
$details3 = stripslashes($details2);
// To send HTML mail, the Content-type header must be set
$headers = 'MIME-Version: 1.0' . "\r\n";
$headers .= 'Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1' . "\r\n";
$headers .= "From: $email\r\n";
// account for alerts archive
$headers .= 'Cc: ealerts@email.com' . "\r\n";
// BCC of all alerts
// $headers .= 'Bcc: bcc@email.com' . "\r\n";
$messagetop = '<html><head><title>Alert</title></head><body style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif"><br><font size="+2" color="#006600"><b>ALERT</b></font><br /><table style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif">';
$messagemid .= '<tr><td colspan="2"><hr style="color: #004400" /></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><b>';
$messagemid .= $location;
$messagemid .= '   >   ';
$messagemid .= $department;
$messagemid .= '   >   ';
$messagemid .= $alert;
$messagemid .= '</b></td></tr>';
$messagemid .= '<tr><td colspan="2"><hr style="color: #004400" /></td></tr><tr><td><b>Message:</b></td><td>';
$messagemid .= $details3;
$messagemid .= '<br /></td></tr>';
$messagemid .= '<tr><td colspan="2"><hr style="color: #004400" /></td></tr><tr><td><b>Name:</b></td><td>';
$messagemid .= $name;
$messagemid .= '<br /></td></tr>';
$messagemid .= '<tr><td colspan="2"><hr style="color: #004400" /></td></tr><tr><td><b>Email:</b></td><td>';
$messagemid .= $email;
$messagemid .= '<br /></td></tr>';
$messageend = '</table><br /><br /><br /><font size="-1" color="#004400"><b>Sample</b></font><br /></body></html>';
$message = $messagetop . $messagemid . $messageend;
//--------------- Assemble Auto Response -----------
$resmessagethanks = '<tr><td colspan="2">Thank you for sending an Alert!<br /><br />The following is for your reference:<br /><br /></td></tr>';
$resmessageend = '</table><br /><br /><br /><font size="-1" color="#004400"><b>Please note: Replying to this automated message will not reach anyone else.</b> </font><br /></body></html>';
$responsesubject = "Your Alert - $alert";
$responseheaders = 'MIME-Version: 1.0' . "\r\n";
$responseheaders .= 'Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1' . "\r\n";
$responseheaders .= "From: $email\r\n";
$autoresponse = "$messagetop . $resmessagethanks . $messagemid . $resmessageend";
//--------------- Actual Form send -----------
if (@mail($to, $subject, $message, $headers)) {
print "<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a name=\"finished\"></a><br /><br />
 <div align=\"center\">
 <span style=\"color: #009900; font-size: 150%\">Alert has been sent!</span>
 </div><br /><br /><br />
//--------------- Send Auto Response -----------
mail($email, $responsesubject, $autoresponse, $responseheaders);
else {
print "<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a name=\"finished\"><br /><br />
 <div style=\"color: #990000; font-size: 150%\" align=\"center\">
 Sorry, sending alert failed.<br />
else {

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