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PHP mailer form on Windows server

Posted on 2009-04-14
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Hello

I have a website hosted on a Windows server. I need to get the contact form working, but I believe the code is missing the authentication parts, just not sure what I'm missing. Can someone help me out with that?

The current code I have is below:
<?php

// list all vars to be expected from the movie

$vars = array("contact_name", "contact_email", "contact_message");

// and import them into the script

foreach($vars as $var)

	if(isset($_POST[$var]))

		$$var = $_POST[$var];

	else

		$$var = '';
 

// where to send it

// remove or configure one of the two code blocks

// otherwise your mail will be sent to johnnybegood@hotmail.com :)
 

// ***** or one fixed recipient ******

$recip = "info@mydomain.info";

//****  end fixed recipient *******
 

$headers  = "MIME-Version: 1.0\n";

$headers .= "Content-type: text/plain; charset=utf-8\n";

$headers .= "X-Priority: 3\n";

$headers .= "X-MSMail-Priority: Normal\n";

$headers .= "X-Mailer: php\n";

$headers .= "From: photographer@domain.com";
 

// build up message

// this code for any multiline text fields

$message = str_replace("\r", "\n", $contact_message);

// info vars

$sender = $_SERVER[REMOTE_ADDR];

// you can rearrange this - just do not add or remove quotes

$mailbody = "Contact form send by:

Name: $contact_name

Email: $contact_email
 

Message:

$contact_message

-------

sender's ip: $sender";
 

mail($recip, "Contact form", $mailbody, $headers);
 

// and tell visitor

print "&status=sent_ok";

?>

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Question by:Trevor Local
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I'm actually switching to Linux server, so we'll see if that works!
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If you do need to do it on windows http://www.matthewstevenkelly.com/blog/kb/php/php-email.html

The best approach is to use a 3rd party mail program. In the past I have used PHPMailer as it is has all features I have needed. This script is the fix to many SMTP email problems in PHP!

It additionally allows for SMTP authentication where required.
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