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Subject: php email form
Category: Computers > Programming
Asked by: tadpole123-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 03 May 2005 21:52 PDT
Expires: 02 Jun 2005 21:52 PDT
Question ID: 517506
I have a form that we need to be sent out via email. the host provider
( said to try .php because .asp is not supported on
the linux service.  I've tried downloading example .php, but not
working yet.

Please see for the actual
questions that we want input on. Can you provide sample .php code for
this form?

we need to copy at least 2 emails: one is the same as the website, and
one is at a different website.

also see

see for my attempt at a test
form. Please advise what I did wrong

Can you help
Subject: Re: php email form
Answered By: till-ga on 04 May 2005 00:31 PDT
There is an excellent freeware tool available to generate any kind of
forms in php using a very simple web-based interface.
This software generates code that has to be stored on your server, so
please understand that I canīt provide the files but the software to
generate the code. Iīve been using the software for a lot of webpages
and Iīm sure you will be satisfied.

Please have a look at the PHP Formmail Generator at
( ).
Itīs a tool that is used to

"create ready-to-use web forms in a flash. Once the form has been
generated, you have a full functional web form. Including error
checking of required fields, email address validation, credit card
number & expiry date checking, multiple attachments sending, and email
auto responding. "
(from the same source as above)

You will find a demo of the very simple but yet powerful web interface
of the generator there. To get copies of the sent form to two a-mail
addresses simply input the two e-mail addresses separated by a colon
in the field "Direct All Emails to:"

You will have to download the phpformmail generator code from the
website and follow the easy installation steps:

1. Get the source file and untar/unzip it as following step
tar zxvf phpFormMailGenerator-php-x.xx.tar.gz 
use winrar or some other unzipping utility 
2. Upload the unpacked directory to your web server 
3. Make sure the permission of the directory has r+w+x ( read+write+execute ) Unix:
chmod -R 777 phpfmg 
Windows NTFS (NT4/2000/XP):
. right click folder "phpfmg", select "properties"
. set allow Read+Write then "OK"
4. type the URL to your browser 

How to use Generator:
1. Define fields for your form. 
2. What happens after click "Generate" button:
. Attempt to save your fields to a .ini file
. If the .ini saved, try to out put two files : yyyymmdd-xxxx.php,
. If all 3 files created, you will get a pop up window of your form
. Now you have a ready-to-use web form
3. Download two files yyyymmdd-xxxx.php & yyyymmdd-xxxx.lib.php 
4. Rename file yyyymmdd-xxxx.php to what you want, such as order.php.
Don't rename file yyyymmdd-xxxx.lib.php.
5. Upload those two files to your web site. 
6. Done! "
(from the same source as above)

As you see itīs really not complicated and there are just six well -
described steps to get your forms generated and running.

This is by far the best solution I can provide and I hope you will be satisfied.
If you should have any problem using the phpformmail generator please
post a request for clarification and I will be happy to give you
further assistance.


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