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Hi,

I have a form, but I don't know how to submit it using php. Is there a way to email the form? I tried using mailto:joe@doe.com but it emailed an empty message. Also, would this mailto: work even if the person was using webmail and did not set up an outlook account?

My webhosting has unlimited mysql, so if i need to create that to save the form into there, that would be fine. But I'd prefer to have it emailed to me (or any other way in which i would have easy access to the data). Thanks!

how would i fix the form to email it correctly?
or what php page would i need to create to save the form on mysql?

This is the code for my form:

<form action="mailto:rksprst@gmail.com" method="post" enctype="text/plain" name="form">
  <p>
    Name of item:
    <input name="name" type="text" id="name">
    Price: $
    <input name="price" type="text" id="price">
  </p>
  <p>Description of item:
    <textarea name="description" cols="70" rows="5" wrap="PHYSICAL" id="textarea"></textarea>
  </p>
  <p>Upload an image:
    <input name="image" type="file" id="image">
</p>
  <p>Email address:
    <input name="email" type="text" id="email">
 WE WILL NOT SEND YOU ANY JUNK EMAIL!</p>
  <p>
    <input name="private" type="radio" value="private">
    Keep my email address private. (BHJK.com will contact you on behalf of buyers)
    <input name="public" type="radio" value="public">
  I would like post my email address (Buyers will email me directly) </p>
  <p>&nbsp;</p>
  <p>How did you find out about us?
    <select name="selectt" size=1 onChange="">
<option value="">Choose One...

<!-- Option 1 -- To have the pull down menu go to your own pages, change the URL within the quotation marks and the link name.  -->
<!-- Option 2 -- You may remove or add entire lines to increase or decrease the number of links. -->
<option value="Other">Other
<option value="Newspaper">Newspaper
<option value="Poster/Flier">Poster/Flier
<option value="Search">Search
<option value="Friend">Friend

</select>
</p>
  <p>
    For security purposes please type in the numbers seen on this image: <img src="test.gif" width="78" height="20">    
    <input type="text" name="imagetest">
    </p>
  <p>&nbsp;</p>
  <p>
    <input type="checkbox" name="checkbox" value="checkbox">
    By checking this box I acknowledge that I have read and agreed to the Terms and Conditions which can be found here</p>
  <p>
    <input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Submit" > 
    <input type="reset" name="Submit2" value="Reset">
  </p>
</form>
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Zyloch earned 1000 total points
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Hi rksprst,

You would do this:

1) First make sure that you can use mail() function. Make a test PHP script with this:

<?php
if (mail("youremail@yahoo.com","Test","Works?")) {
   echo("Success!");
} else {
   echo("Failure :(");
}
?>

If it works, great! If it doesn't, post.

2) If it works, you would set the form action to $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'].

3) Then, for your code, at the top of this page, you would have PHP

<?php
if (isset($_POST['Submit'])) {
   if (mail("to@to.com","Subject","Message. Include variables here from form probably. Use \n for newline","From: from@from.com\r\nExtra headers: yep!\r\n")) {
      echo("Thank you!");
   } else {
      echo("Nope, there was a problem. Try again.");
   }
} else {
?>
<!--Rest of code-->
<?php
}
?>

Regards,
Zyloch
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by:rksprst
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Awesome.

Thanks  you!
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