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Adding correct action command to send email

+15 votes
I am a newbie so please bear with me ... I am editing a template but cannot get the submit button to send an email directly. The only command I get to work is for the the default email client to open and then the person can complete and send. Here is a copy of the script - I need the command (php?) to replace the # at the action command:
<form id="contact" method="post" action="#">
        <div class="row1">
          <span class="formlabel">your name</span>
          <span class="forminput"><input type="text" /></span>
        </div>
        <div class="row1">
          <span class="formlabel">your email address</span>
          <span class="forminput"><input type="text" /></span>
        </div>
        <div class="row1">
          <span class="formlabel">your enquiry</span>
          <span class="forminput"><textarea cols="28" rows="11" class="textarea"></textarea></span>
        </div>
        <div class="spacer">&nbsp;</div>
        <div class="row1">
          <span class="formlabel"></span>
          <span class="forminput"><input type="submit" value="submit" class="submit" /></span>
        </div>
      </form>

Thank you in anticipation ...
posted 5 years ago in CSS by freekstegmann (1,920 points)

1 Answer

+1 vote
Hello  freekstegmann,

Example:

action="email.php"

email.php will $_POST all forms input and validate them, after validation do:

<?php
$header = "From: ". $mail_from . " <" . $mail_subject . ">\r\n";
mail($mail_to,$mail_subject,$email_body,$header);
$error_msg="E-mail has been sent successfully to Yourwebside.com.";
header("Location: contact.php?error_msg=$error_msg");
?>
answered 4 years ago by vlad36 (7,400 points)

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