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Hello all names Beta4,

I do apologize in advance if I am posting this in the wrong area.

Im still kinda a newbie


Anyhow, I want to allow the user to post data such as user name, email, and description on a generic post, this is for a project not commercial use.


I want it to display a confimation with the users name, email and description on what he or she posted.

Then I want an email sent to their email with the same information that displays the confirmation after they hit the submit button.

This is the code I have. Thanks again all!


post.php is the name of the file I have given it.













$user = $_POST['user'];

$email = $_POST['email'];

$description = $_POST['description'];


$to = $_POST['email'];

$subject = 'Confirmation on your recent post at the Trading Post';

$msg = "Your name is $user and your email is $email\n" .

"Your post reads: $description\n";

$header = "From: admin@mothinrelay.com";


mail($to, $subject, $msg, $header);


echo 'Your post has been submitted.<br />';

echo 'Your user name is ' . $user . '<br />';

echo 'Your email is ' . $email . '<br />';

echo 'You post reads: ' . $description . '<br />';






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What does it output?

Did you check your junk mail?

Are you hosting this or using a paid host? Do they have a mail server? Does mail() return true or false?


A third-party library like PHPMailer might help in the long run.

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So how would i change that if my php.ini looks like this:


[mail function]

; XAMPP: Comment out this if you want to work with an SMTP Server like Mercury

; SMTP = localhost

; smtp_port = 25


; For Win32 only.

; http://php.net/sendmail-from

;sendmail_from = postmaster@localhost


; XAMPP IMPORTANT NOTE (1): If XAMPP is installed in a base directory with spaces (e.g. c:\program filesC:\xampp) fakemail and mailtodisk do not work correctly.

; XAMPP IMPORTANT NOTE (2): In this case please copy the sendmail or mailtodisk folder in your root folder (e.g. C:\sendmail) and use this for sendmail_path.


; XAMPP: Comment out this if you want to work with fakemail for forwarding to your mailbox (sendmail.exe in the sendmail folder)

;sendmail_path = "\"C:\xampp\sendmail\sendmail.exe\" -t"


; XAMPP: Comment out this if you want to work with mailToDisk, It writes all mails in the C:\xampp\mailoutput folder

sendmail_path = "C:\xampp\mailtodisk\mailtodisk.exe"

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Anyone care to help? I just dont want to do something that will mess it up, cause if you mess with the php.ini - i have had an experience before where you mess it up, it wont work properly even if you change back to what it was.


Any takers?

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