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PHP email problems!

want to parse variables into html email



4:13 pm on Aug 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Hi there i am attempting to set up a form using php and have an autoresponding page that will include the customers name and details that they have just entered.

But i do not know the correct php setup for this to work everything is going smooth except for the $name and $clubname variables that do not appear when the email is sent.

The code is below and i would much appreciate any help on this topic.

I have marked the part i need help with (((((LIKE THIS)))))) >>>>>>>$what<<<<<<<

Thanks Guys.

$clubname = @$HTTP_POST_VARS['orgname'];
$clubaddress = @$HTTP_POST_VARS['orgaddress'];
$seniors = @$HTTP_POST_VARS['employees'];
$juniors = @$HTTP_POST_VARS['members'];
$role = @$HTTP_POST_VARS['role'];
$name = @$HTTP_POST_VARS['name'];
$state = @$HTTP_POST_VARS['state'];
$city = @$HTTP_POST_VARS['city'];
$phone = @$HTTP_POST_VARS['phone'];
$email = @$HTTP_POST_VARS['email'];
if(!$name) $error_msg .= "Your name \n";
if($name) $msg .= "Your Name: \t $name \n";
if(!$phone) $error_msg .= "Your phone number \n";
if($phone) $msg .= "Phone: \t $phone \n";
if(!$email) $error_msg .= "Your email\n";
if(!eregi("^[a-z0-9._]+@[a-z0-9\-]+\.[a-z0-9\-\.]+$", $email)){
echo 'That is not a valid email address.';
} else {
$msg .= "Email: \t $email \n";
if(!$clubname) $error_msg .= "Your Organisation/Social Club's Name \n";
if($clubname) $msg .= "Organisation/Social Club Name: \t $orgname \n";
if(!$clubaddress) $error_msg .= "Your Organisation/Social Club's address \n";
if($clubaddress) $msg .= "Organisation/Social Club Address: \t $clubaddress \n";
if(!$city) $error_msg .= "Your Organisation/Social Club's City \n";
if($city) $msg .= "City: \t $city \n";
if(!$state) $error_msg .= "Your Organisation/Social Club's State \n";
if($state) $msg .= "State: \t $state \n";
if($seniors) $msg .= "Employees: \t $employees \n";
if($juniors) $msg .= "Members: \t $members \n";
if(!$role) $error_msg .= "Your Role \n";
if($role) $msg .= "Role: \t $role \n";

$sender_name="Web Customer";
if($error_msg!= ""){
echo"You didn't fill in these required fields:<br>" . nl2br($error_msg);
echo " <br><h2>Thank you for your feedback $name</h2>";

/* recipients */
$to = "me@example.net.au" . ", " ; // note the comma
$to .= "$email";

/* subject */
$subject = "Welcome to example";

/* message */
$message = '

<modnote: stripped static html from here - jatar_k>

<p><strong><span class="style27"><span class="style31">CONGRATULATIONS!<br>
</span></span></strong><span class="style26"><strong><font size="2">((((((((WHAT DO I PUT HERE)))))))) >>>>>>$name<<<<<<<<<< of $clubname has been registered as Entry
Number (Entry Number) in the competition to win $1500 worth of clothing
&amp; promotional products drawn on the 31 st of December 2004. $clubname will be advised by email to $email
of the winner by no later than the 7 th of January 2005</font></strong></span><font size="2"><strong><span class="style17">.</span>
</strong></font><strong><span class="style27"><span class="style19"><font size="1">If
any information shown is incorrect, please (click here) to advise us
of any changes.</font></span></span></strong>
<p><strong><span class="style18"><font size="+2">GOOD LUCK!</font> </span></strong>
<h2 class="style20"><span class="style27">PRINT OUT THIS EMAIL</span>
<p class="style20"><strong><span class="style18"><font size="+2">THIS
EMAIL IS WORTH CASH!</font></span></strong> </p>
<p align="center" class="style27"><span class="style28"><span class="style29"><font size="2"><strong>Keep
this print out</strong> along with any other entries from (Organisation
or Club Name) to use within 12 months of the date of this email. Maximum
redeemable value for </font></span><span class="style28"><span class="style29"><font size="2">(Organisation
or Club Name) </font></span></span><span class="style29"><font size="2">is
$25 for 25 entries.</font></span></span></p>
<p align="center" class="style27"><span class="style22">How Can
(Organisation or Social Club Name)Further Benefit?</span></p>

<modnote: stripped static html from here - jatar_k>


/* To send HTML mail, you can set the Content-type header. */
$headers = "MIME-Version: 1.0\r\n";
$headers .= "Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1\r\n";

/* additional headers */
$headers .= "To: Rudy <me@example.net.au>\r\n";
$headers .= "From: example <me@example.com>\r\n";
$headers .= "";
$headers .= "";
/* and now mail it */
mail($to, $subject, $message, $headers);

Sorry i know that is a lot of code but i didnt know if i could shorten it or not and yes the html is bad! but this is a friends work and he wants me to fix it and time is of the essence!

If anyone could help me out it would be great!

Thanks again.

[edited by: jatar_k at 4:49 pm (utc) on Aug. 20, 2004]
[edit reason] heavily edited code [/edit]


4:59 pm on Aug 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Hi Oslo2004,

You've got single quotes around your message variable which means it won't be parsed for variables. Many things you can do but at this point I'd concatenate all your variables.

$message = '
<p><strong><span class="style27"><span class="style31">CONGRATULATIONS!<br>
</span></span></strong><span class="style26"><strong><font size="2">' . $name . ' of ' . $clubname . ' has been registered as Entry
Number (Entry Number) in the competition to win $1500 worth of clothing
&amp; promotional products drawn on the 31 st of December 2004. ' . $clubname . ' will be advised by email to ' . $email . '... and so on and so on


5:49 pm on Aug 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Thanks so much for that it worked treat!



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