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How do I create a Silent POST within a Silent POST to automatically login (1st POST) and then change a variable (2nd POST)?

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I want to create a PHP script that automatically logs in to a site and then automatically changes the e-mail address for that account.  I found a "Silent POST" curl script (attached) that works for the first part and I am able to log in successfully.  But how do I change the e-mail variable once logged in?

To log-in, I do the first "Silent POST" (attached).  But how do I do a second "Silent POST" to change the e-mail of the account once the server script is logged-in (the form name of the e-mail field once logged in is "newemail" so the CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS variable would simply be "newemail=$newemail")?

I have tried repeating the same code attached (with the new variables) after the login code and it did not work even though it logs-in successfully.

Any help would be appreciated.  Please provide the exact working code if possible.

Many thanks.  
    $curl = curl_init();
    curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_URL,"");
    curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
    curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, "username=$username&password=$password");
    curl_exec ($curl);
    curl_close ($curl);
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