Sending email using PHP......

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  1. thetechmind
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    Ok....
    1st time on PHP today , self learning....managed to configure PHP - do the various settings on IIS and also have PHP read and write to a sample DB on MYSQL......

    So at the end of the day , I have managed to read a particular column data and also write to a specific column data....

    Now what I am interested in knowing / learning is : How can I have PHP - "mail" me the contents of the user form.....

    for example....the php page which i created....opens a page with a txt box...on clicking submit it writes the data to mysql db.....

    now what I want to do is have the inputed text 'emailed' to a particular email address...(along with the data going into the DB ).....can it be done ?

    or has it to go only to 1 , i.e either the db or either the mail....

    looking forward for some help here regarding this.....please post examples with codes and how to go abt it if possible.....

    thanks in advance for the assistance.
  2. Avtar
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    The PHP official website is your friend.

    PHP: Mail - Manual

    Similarly, using the same variables, you can write the data into your database.
  3. thetechmind
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    thanks for the assistance , will look into the same......

    ...anyone and everyone who would know about this right away , pls do help with the same...
  4. thetechmind
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    looking throught the thread suggested above....need to figure this out by today afternoon......please assist...
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  6. viridian
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    Stolen from the Mail manual, shamelessly :p

    <?php

    // The message

    $message = "Line 1\nLine 2\nLine 3";

    // In case any of our lines are larger than 70 characters, we should use wordwrap()

    $message = wordwrap($message, 70);

    // Send

    mail('caffinated@example.com', 'My Subject', $message);

    ?>

    You'll need to configure the email server like described below.

    PHP: Runtime Configuration - Manual
  7. thetechmind
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    As of now im stuck on 2 error messages....
    and

    trying to figure that out...i guess i need to pass the authentication password along with the script as my smtp server needs authentication for outgoing mails......

    @viridian : nothing shamless in what u did , its out there for our reference and usuage :) thanks.
  8. thetechmind
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    Checking it out...lets see if it helps.....not checked it yet , but im guessing it might involve some routing via their domain.......just checking....thanks for the reference.
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  10. thetechmind
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    Now , I have tried 2-3 different scripts and all of them give me the same error....

    im using remote smtp autentication itself.....
  11. nukeu666
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    the address is rejected because the mailserver cannot find anyone with that address

    give a valid email setup on that network
  12. viridian
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    ^^^Agree with nukeu666. Seems like you're asking the mailserver to relay for a domain it's not supposed to.
  13. thetechmind
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    ^^ i guess thats the issue....

    I DO not have a local SMTP server on my PC and I am trying to send external emails to .gmail.com and .yahoo.com domains........and thats why I'm guessing im getting the error messages.

    Correct me if I'm wrong , I would need to have the needfull files placed on a configured SMTP server.......
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