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08-13-2008, 03:19 PM
Hi !
I am the first time user of PHP Scripts...need some serious help from you learned members out here.....following is a mail script that I have with me for a flash form..Please guide if it will work....which are the variable I need to change/I can change.....:confused:

* PHP 4.1.0+ version of email script. For more
* information on the mail() function for PHP, see
* http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.mail.php

// First, set up some variables to serve you in
// getting an email. This includes the email this is
// sent to (yours) and what the subject of this email
// should be. It's a good idea to choose your own
// subject instead of allowing the user to. This will
// help prevent spam filters from snatching this email
// out from under your nose when something unusual is put.

$sendTo = $_POST["adminEmail"];
$subject = $_POST["emailSubject"];

// variables are sent to this PHP page through
// the POST method. $_POST is a global associative array
// of variables passed through this method. From that, we
// can get the values sent to this page from Flash and
// assign them to appropriate variables which can be used
// in the PHP mail() function.

// header information not including sendTo and Subject
// these all go in one variable. First, include From:
$headers = "From: " . $_POST["name"] . "<" . $_POST["email"] .">\r\n";
// next include a replyto
$headers .= "Reply-To: " . $_POST["email"] . "\r\n";
// often email servers won't allow emails to be sent to
// domains other than their own. The return path here will
// often lift that restriction so, for instance, you could send
// email to a hotmail account. (hosting provider settings may vary)
// technically bounced email is supposed to go to the return-path email
$headers .= "Return-path: " . $_POST["email"];

// now we can add the content of the message to a body variable
$message = "FROM: " . $_POST["name"] . "\r\n";
$message .= "EMAIL: " . $_POST["email"] . "\r\n";
$message .= "MESSAGE: " . $_POST["messageText"];
$message .= "\n\n";
$message .= "SELECTED IMAGES\n".$_POST["selectedImages"];
$trimmedList = substr($_POST["selectedFiles"], 0, strlen($_POST["selectedFiles"])-1);
$message .= "\n\nSELECTED FILES LIST\n".$trimmedList;
// once the variables have been defined, they can be included
// in the mail function call which will send you an email
mail($sendTo, $subject, $message, $headers);