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I have a strange problem with my headers in my mail function.

This is how it looks like in my code:

$to              = 'someone@email.com';
$subject         = 'Question from website';
$headers         = 'MIME-Version: 1.0' . "\r\n";
$headers        .= 'Content-type: text/html;charset=UTF-8' . "\r\n";
$headers        .= 'From: ' . $email . "\r\n";

When i send this i got the following message in my mailbox:

Content-type: text/html;charset=UTF-8

From: web@somecompany.com
Message-Id: <20140620142808.93D11A147@apache11.hostbasket.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:28:08 +0200 (CEST)

<html><head><title>Question from web</title><style type="text/css">body {background-color: #ffffff; font-family: verdana;}hr {color: #333;}div {width: 800px; margin: 25px auto;}h1 {color: #FFC421; font-size: 17px;}p {color: 2a2a2a; font-size: 15px;}</style></head><body><div><p><img src="imgs/tsc-logo.png"/></p><hr /><h2 style="color: #FFC421;">This customer asked a question</h2><br /><table style="width:800px"><tr><th style="width:250px"><h1>Customer:</h1></th><td></td></tr><tr><th>Name:</th><td>testname</td></tr><tr><th>Firstname:</th><td>testfirstname</td></tr><tr><th>E-mail:</th><td>testperson@company.be</td></tr><tr><th>Bericht:</th><td>This is a test</td></tr></table></div></body></html>

I have allready found that the space between "Content-type" and "From" is not normal that indicates that a rule between MIME and Content-type is also present. But in my code there isn't any rule... How can this be possible?


Thanks for the help!

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Hi Raz3rt

Nothing jumps out at me, though 4am...
Could you please show us the full mail code.
This is what I use in my headers:
$headers  = 'MIME-Version: 1.0' . "\r\n";
$headers .= 'Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1' . "\r\n";
$headers .= 'From: Take over the world Reminder <totw@example.com>' . "\r\n";

Worth trying a different header. Are you also sure the SMTP/POP3 server is setup correctly?

Edited by Ansego
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thank you for the answers. Here is my full code copy pasted fram my project (it's in Dutch language, sorry for that!)

    if (!empty($_POST['email'])) {
    $name           = filter_input(INPUT_POST, 'name', FILTER_SANITIZE_STRING);
    $firstname      = filter_input(INPUT_POST, 'firstname', FILTER_SANITIZE_STRING);
    $email          = filter_input(INPUT_POST, 'email', FILTER_VALIDATE_EMAIL);
    $info           = filter_input(INPUT_POST, 'info', FILTER_SANITIZE_STRING);
    $message     = '<html><head>';
    $message    .= '<title>Vraag vanaf de website</title>';
    $message    .= '<style type="text/css">body {background-color: #ffffff; font-family: verdana;}hr {color: #333;}div {width: 800px; margin: 25px auto;}h1 {color: #FFC421; font-size: 17px;}p {color: 2a2a2a; font-size: 15px;}</style>';
    $message    .= '</head>';                  
    $message    .= '<body>';            
    $message    .= '<div>';        
    $message    .= '<p><img src="imgs/tsc-logo.png"/></p>';        
    $message    .= '<hr />';                
    $message    .= '<h2 style="color: #FFC421;">Klant heeft een vraag gesteld via de website</h2>';                        
    $message    .= '<br />';                  
    $message    .= '<table style="width:800px">';              
    $message    .= '<tr><th style="width:250px"><h1>Gegevens klant:</h1></th><td></td></tr>';            
    $message    .= '<tr><th>Naam:</th><td>' . $name . '</td></tr>';         
    $message    .= '<tr><th>Voornaam:</th><td>' . $firstname . '</td></tr>';                       
    $message    .= '<tr><th>E-mail:</th><td>' . $email . '</td></tr>';                       
    $message    .= '<tr><th>Bericht:</th><td>' . $info . '</td></tr>';                       
    $message    .= '</table>';                       
    $message    .= '</div>';                
    $message    .= '</body></html>';                               
$to         = 'someone@telenet.be';
$subject    = 'Vraag vanop de website';
$headers    = 'MIME-Version: 1.0' . "\r\n";
$headers    .= 'Content-type: text/html;charset=UTF-8' . "\r\n";
$headers    .= 'From: ' . $email . "\r\n";
    if (mail($to, $subject, $message, $headers)){
            $_SESSION['email'] = $email;
            header ('Location: index.php?pagina=send');
        } else {
            header ('Location: index.php?pagina=404');


Could it be a problem with the host where the website is hosted?

Edited by Raz3rt
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