PHP Tutorial - Sending Email
This section builds on the forms section
by adding new functionality. This time, we will not only collect data,
we'll emailed it. The PHP mail() function handles this.
<form action="hello.php" method="POST">|
Your first name <input type="text" name="name">
Your favorite color <input type="text" name="color">
Your email address <input type="text" name="email">
<input type="submit" value="Send Info">
The above form allows people to enter their name, favorite color
and email address. Once they click the button, that data is sent
to hello.php for processing.
$senderemail = $_POST['email'];
$sendername = $_POST['name'];
$sendercolor = $_POST['color'];
$recipient = "firstname.lastname@example.org";
$subject = "Your subject line goes here";
$mailheader = "From: $senderemail\n";
$mailheader .= "Reply-To: $senderemail\n\n";
$message = "Sender's name: $sendername\n";
$message .= "Sender's favorite color: $sendercolor\n\n";
mail($recipient, $subject, $message, $mailheader) or die ("Failure");
The above PHP generates the email, sending it to email@example.com
with "Your subject line goes here" in the subject line.
The From & Reply-to are set to the senders address.
The actual email contains something like the below.
Sender's name: Barney|
Sender's favorite color: purple
You would replace the $recipient value with your own email address.
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