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How can I use a $_SESSION[Firstname]  variable in the $mail->Body part of the email

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I'm using a php script to send an email with a html body. In the body I would like to use SESSION variables to form part of the body.
Here is the body code:
$mail->Body    = '<h1>Extra Leverage</h1> Your application to become a Member has been accepted.<p>Welcome.';
I tried the following but it doesn't show up in the email body:
$mail->Body    = '<h1>Extra Leverage</h1> <?php echo $_SESSION[Firstname]<br />; ?>
Your application to become a Member has been accepted.<p>Welcome.';
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by:Marco Gasi
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Use $_SESSION['Firstname']: don't forget quotes.
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Try this.
$mail->Body    = '<h1>Extra Leverage</h1> ' . $_SESSION['Firstname'] . '<br />
Your application to become a Member has been accepted.<p>Welcome.'; 

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by:dynorich
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I tried:
$mail->Body    = '<h1>Extreme Leverage</h1> <?php echo $_SESSION['Firstname']; ?><br/>Your application to become a Member has been accepted.<p>Welcome.';
and got error:
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home3/dynorich/public_html/extraleverage/noc/purchase_member.php on line 234
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by:dynorich
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Thank you. It worked perfectly!
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by:dynorich
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When I tried to add another variable, I got this error
$mail->Body    = '<h1>Extra Leverage</h1> ' . $_SESSION['Firstname'] . S_SESSION['cid']'<br />
Your application to become a Member has been accepted.<p>Welcome.';

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '[' in /home3/dynorich/public_html/extraleverage/noc/purchase_member.php on line 234
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by:Marco Gasi
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You forgot  a dot:

$mail->Body    = '<h1>Extra Leverage</h1> ' . $_SESSION['Firstname'] . S_SESSION['cid'] . '<br />
Your application to become a Member has been accepted.<p>Welcome.';
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by:Marco Gasi
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Keep in mind you didn't leave any blank space between the two variables so if the first name is Marco and the cid i 123 you'll get Marco123.
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by:dynorich
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Still got same error
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by:dynorich
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should I post this as a new question so you get the points?
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by:Marco Gasi
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As you wish... but have you still the error?
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by:dynorich
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No. It's working now.
Thanks very much
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by:Marco Gasi
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:)
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