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I've been combing forums for 2 weeks now trying to find a way to have a working contact form on my portfolio site. I couldn't have fathomed how difficult this task is turning out to be. I'm a competent HTML and CSS developer. PHP, however, is new to me. I've been studying up on it at treehouse and understand the basic $_POST,  echo, and !isset commands.
My site is live at http://kovcreation.com/
I'm not married to the contact form that's on there but i understand it entirely. I'm just so frustrated after trying many different solutions I just want it to work :suicide: !!! 
Any help is greatly appreciated 
<div class="contact_form">
                           <div class="touch"> </div>   
                           <form id="contact_me_form" method="post" action="email.php">
                              <div class="error_contact" id="name_error">Name is Required</div>
                              <input type="text" placeholder="Your Name (required)" id="name" class="textbox" />
                              <input type="text" name="email" id="email" placeholder="Your Email (required)" class="textbox email">
                              <div class="error_contact" id="comment_error">Message is Required</div>                         
                              <textarea cols="25" rows="5" name="message" id="comment" class="textbox message" placeholder="Your Message ( Inquiry? , Freelance Work? , or Just to Say Hi...)"></textarea>
                              <input type="image" src="img/send.png" alt="Send Message" name="submit" class="button submit_btn">
email php 
if(isset($_POST['email'])) {
    $email_to = "michael@kovcreation.com";
    $email_subject = "Contact from portfolio site";
    function died($error) {
        // your error code can go here
        echo "We are very sorry, but there were error(s) found with the form you submitted. ";
        echo "These errors appear below.<br /><br />";
        echo $error."<br /><br />";
        echo "Please go back and fix these errors.<br /><br />";
    // validation expected data exists
    if(!isset($_POST['name']) ||
        !isset($_POST['email']) ||
        !isset($_POST['message'])) {
        died('We are sorry, but there appears to be a problem with the form you submitted.');       
    $first_name = $_POST['name']; // required
    $email_from = $_POST['email']; // required
    $message = $_POST['message']; // required
    $error_message = "";
    $email_exp = '/^[A-Za-z0-9._%-]+@[A-Za-z0-9.-]+\.[A-Za-z]{2,4}$/';
  if(!preg_match($email_exp,$email_from)) {
    $error_message .= 'The Email Address you entered does not appear to be valid.<br />';
    $string_exp = "/^[A-Za-z .'-]+$/";
  if(!preg_match($string_exp,$name)) {
    $error_message .= 'The First Name you entered does not appear to be valid.<br />';

  if(strlen($message) < 2) {
    $error_message .= 'The message you entered do not appear to be valid.<br />';
  if(strlen($error_message) > 0) {
    $email_message = "Form details below.\n\n";
    function clean_string($string) {
      $bad = array("content-type","bcc:","to:","cc:","href");
      return str_replace($bad,"",$string);
    $email_message .= "Name: ".clean_string($name)."\n";
    $email_message .= "Email: ".clean_string($email_from)."\n";
    $email_message .= "Message: ".clean_string($message)."\n";
// create email headers
$headers = 'From: '.$email_from."\r\n".
'Reply-To: '.$email_from."\r\n" .
'X-Mailer: PHP/' . phpversion();
@mail($email_to, $email_subject, $email_message, $headers);  

<p>Thank you for contacting us. We will be in touch with you very soon.</p>

Thanks for reading





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There appears to be an extra curly bracket here:

}  //<-- extra bracket here
if(strlen($message) < 2) {
$error_message .= 'The message you entered do not appear to be valid.<br />';
Also, you should remove the error suppression character from the call to the mail() function. Instead, you should test if the mail was accepted for delivery. For example:
if(mail($email_to, $email_subject, $email_message, $headers)) {
     //mail queued successfully
} else {
     //mail failed


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