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Dreamweaver Forms with PHP posting to MySQL table, emailing response

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I have 3 questions.  I have designed and tested a php form in Dreamweaver CS3.  This form will post to MySQL database perfectly.

However, i want to script an email back to the user acknowledging the information entered in the form being submited.  I also want to be able to email myself the form information.

What is the best way to acheive this?
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simonkin earned 125 total points
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Hi, Try this....
<?php
 
	// Set the carriage return (End of Line)
	$eol="\r\n";
	
	// Set the email from name
	$fromName = "Your Name";
	
	// Set the from email
	$fromEmail = "you@yourdomain.com";
	
	// Set your domain
	$domain = "domain.com"
	
	// Set the message subject
	$subject = "Your email subject";
	
	// Set the admin email
	$emailAdmin = "you@yourdomain.com";
	
	// Set the user email - you'll have to get this from the form post
	$userEmail = "user@domain.com";
	
	// Set the email body (Just an example, set your own body to suit where variables are the variables from your form)
	$body = "Your email introduction..." . $eol . $eol;
	$body .= "Variable 1 = $variable1" .$eol;
	$body .= "Variable 2 = $variable2" .$eol;
	$body .= "Variable 3 = $variable3" .$eol;
	$body .= "Variable 4 = $variable4" .$eol;
	$body .= "Variable 5 = $variable5" .$eol;
	
	// Set the mime boundary
	$mime_boundary = md5(time());
	
	// Set the headers
	$headers = "From: $fromName <$fromEmail>" . $eol;
	$headers .= "Reply-To: $fromName <$fromEmail>" . $eol;
	$headers .= "Return-Path: $fromName <$fromEmail>" . $eol;
	$headers .= "Message-ID: <" . time() . "-$domain>" . $eol;
	$headers = "X-Mailer: PHP v" . phpversion() . $eol;
	
	// Send the email as HTML
	$headers .= "Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary=\"" . $mime_boundary . "\"" . $eol . $eol;
	
	// Open the first part of the mail
	$msg = "--" . $mime_boundary . $eol;
	
	// Define a different MIME boundary for this section
	$htmlalt_mime_boundary = $mime_boundary."_htmlalt"; 
	
	// Setup for text OR html -
	$msg .= "Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=\"".$htmlalt_mime_boundary."\"".$eol.$eol;
	
	// HTML Version
	$msg .= "--" . $htmlalt_mime_boundary . $eol;
	$msg .= "Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" . $eol;
	$msg .= "Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit" . $eol . $eol;
	$msg .= $body . $eol . $eol;
 
	// Close the html/plain text alternate portion
	$msg .= "--" . $htmlalt_mime_boundary . "--" . $eol . $eol;
	
	// Finish with two eol's for better security.
	$msg .= "--" . $mime_boundary . "--" . $eol . $eol;  
	
	// Send the email
	mail($emailUser, $subject, $msg, $headers);
	mail($emailAdmin, $subject, $msg, $headers);
 
?>

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i like phpmailer
http://phpmailer.codeworxtech.com/

it's very simple to use.
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