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Need some help with php

Discussion in 'PHP' started by NewComputer, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. #1
    I am getting an error on my new submission form. Here is the error after submitting:

    Warning: mail() expects at most 5 parameters, 6 given in

    and here is my code:
    SEMrush
    <?php
    $to = "test@test.com";
    $from = "From: \n";
    mail($to, $_POST["contact-name"], $_POST["contact-email"], $_POST["contact-subject"], $_POST["contact-message"], $from);
    ?>

    Obviously I have one too many parameters, but I don't know how to rewrite it to make it work. Thanks in advance. I am trying to learn php in greater detail, but this is frustrating as...
     
    NewComputer, Sep 4, 2004 IP
    SEMrush
  2. exam

    exam Peon

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    #2
    look at the ref page for mail() on php.net (http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.mail.php). There are 4 clear examples of usage. Hope it helps.
    -d-
     
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    exam Peon

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    #3
    Looking at your post, this is probably what you want to do.

    $content = "Name: " . $_POST["contact-name"] . "\n";
    $content .= "Email: " . $_POST["contact-email"] . "\n";
    $content .= "Subject: " . $_POST["contact-subject"] . "\n";
    $content .= "Message: " . $_POST["contact-message"] . "\n";

    mail($to, "Website form submission", $content);
     
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  4. NewComputer

    NewComputer Well-Known Member

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    #4
    Thanks Exam,

    that seemed to do the trick. How do I get the results to display in a more readable manner? Right now they come through compiled. I would almost like it to come through as displayed on the contact page seen here:

    http://www.newcomputer.ca/contact-us.php

    Thanks again for your help. I don't need the layout, but would like the spaces.
     
    NewComputer, Sep 4, 2004 IP
  5. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #5
    you can use "\t" for a tab space or just add the spaces. It's annoying but spaces only work in the middle of strings, not at the beginning of lines.

    Sarah
     
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  6. NewComputer

    NewComputer Well-Known Member

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    #6
    Thanks Sarah,

    I have been really surprised that there is not a 'return' function for the actual email display.

    The closest I can come is configuring it using \n and \t, but this get altered as the message, email etc... get shortened or extended.
     
    NewComputer, Sep 5, 2004 IP
  7. exam

    exam Peon

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    #7
    You can format the message that is to be sent however you want. You could make it show up in your email as:

    ---------------------------
    Name: XXXX
    ---------------------------
    Email: XXXX
    ---------------------------
    Subject: XXXXX
    ---------------------------
    Message:
    XXX
    XXX
    XXX
    ---------------------------

    Just put it all in the content variable above. If your email reader is html compliant you could even format it better.

    If you want more help, you can post an example of how the email is displayed and how you would like it to be displayed.
    -d-
     
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  8. NewComputer

    NewComputer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again exam,

    currently, the email comes to me as such:

    Name: test Email: Subject: Test Message: This is a test

    Here is the <php>:

    <?php
    $to = "test@test.ca";
    $from = "From: \t";
    $content = "Name: " . $_POST["contact-name"] . "\t";
    $content .= "Email: " . $_POST["contact-email"] . "\t";
    $content .= "Subject: " . $_POST["contact-subject"] . "\t\t";
    $content .= "Message: " . $_POST["contact-message"] . "\t";
    mail($to, "Website form submission", $content);
    ?>

    I would like to have it display as such:

    ---------------------------
    Name: XXXX
    ---------------------------
    Email: XXXX
    ---------------------------
    Subject: XXXXX
    ---------------------------
    Message:
    XXX
    XXX
    XXX
    ---------------------------

    Which is what you typed above. I have tried both the \n and \t and multiples of both, neither of which have worked.
     
    NewComputer, Sep 5, 2004 IP
  9. mushroom

    mushroom Peon

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    #9
    Try
    works for me.
     
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  10. NewComputer

    NewComputer Well-Known Member

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    #10
    I have implemented and I am just waiting for the reply....
     
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    NewComputer Well-Known Member

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    #11
    Thanks Mush,

    If I repeat those variables will it put another space?

    \r\n\r\n ?
     
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    #12
    If you do a return within the quoted string, that shows up as a return in the variable... so

    	$message = $fromname . " sends the following link request";
    	$message = $message . "
    	Link URL = ". $linkurl;
    	$message = $message . "
    	Site Name = " . $sitename;
    	$message = $message . "
    	Description = " . $description;
    	$message = $message . "
    	Return Link = " . $returnlinkurl;
    Code (markup):
    Gives me

     
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  13. NewComputer

    NewComputer Well-Known Member

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    #13
    Thanks Trance,

    but I am having problems with the email display, not the content. Thanks for the input, maybe I missed something in your post?
     
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    #14
    Sorry, not being clear

    In PHP, if you write a string as follows

    
    <?php
    $string="this appears on this line
    ----------------------------
    but this appears on this line";
    ?>
    Code (markup):
    and send it via email, it will be recieved as follows

     
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    Yes (another line feed), I leave a space between them myself

     
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    exam Peon

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    #16
    Try something like this:

    $content = "\r\n------------------------------------\r\n";
    $content .= "Name: " . $_POST["contact-name"] . "\r\n";
    $content .= "------------------------------------\r\n";
    $content .= "Email: " . $_POST["contact-email"] . "\r\n";
    $content .= "------------------------------------\r\n";
    $content .= "Subject: " . $_POST["contact-subject"] . "\r\n";
    $content .= "------------------------------------\r\n";
    $content .= "Message:\r\n" . $_POST["contact-message"] . "\r\n";
    $content .= "------------------------------------\r\n";
    mail($to, "Website form submission", $content);
     
    exam, Sep 6, 2004 IP