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    Hi everyone,

    I downloaded the contact form in the download section of this site.

    I put my own emails into it but changed nothing else.

    I uploaded to a test server –

    It wont work!! I dont know why. Php is enabled on my server.

    here is the contactengine.php file… am I doing something wrong here ?


    $EmailFrom = "[email protected]";
    $EmailTo = "[email protected]";
    $Subject = "Contact Form Submission";

    $Name = Trim(stripslashes($_POST));
    $Tel = Trim(stripslashes($_POST));
    $Email = Trim(stripslashes($_POST));
    $Message = Trim(stripslashes($_POST));

    // prepare email body text
    $Body = "";
    $Body .= "Name: ";
    $Body .= $Name;
    $Body .= "n";
    $Body .= "Tel: ";
    $Body .= $Tel;
    $Body .= "n";
    $Body .= "Email: ";
    $Body .= $Email;
    $Body .= "n";
    $Body .= "Message: ";
    $Body .= $Message;
    $Body .= "n";

    // send email
    $success = mail($EmailTo, $Subject, $Body, "From: <$EmailFrom>");

    // redirect to success page
    if ($success){
    print "";
    print "";

    Thanks for your help


    Possibly because your form has an input named City, but its never mentioned in the contactengine.php file. Likewise the contactengine.php file is looking for a value from a input named Tel, but none exists in your form.


    I’ve had that issue before, but my form would still submit and redirect correctly, it would just give a blank value for the missing input name. So I’m thinking it might be something else.


    @DogsGhost I have changed that but it still wont work! Any other ideas ?


    Ive just tried it on a different server and it works perfectly. The link above is hosted with Godaddy… There must be something getting in the way on the hosting end! Anyone know anything about this ?


    oh, godaddy hosting…. yep, you have to direct forms through one of their specified mailer php files located in the site’s root directory.


    I also had such problem, and frankly speaking i am not good at it, so I found a program that builds different kinds of forms. Now all my forms work great.


    @Fourize I got it working… In Godaddy in your control panel, go to form mail and put your email address in…. Then in your html file in the form tag put action=”gdform.php” Its a file preinstalled on your server!


    Total rookie hear and after reading this post i could still use some help please. I am using the Fast Secure Contact Form and I get the test message followed by a failure message. I have changed email from to the godaddy supplied address. I dont know if i found the specified mailer php files located in the site’s root directory. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!



    I am using the contact form and it works perfectly, the only trouble I have is that people fill the form in Bulgarian and the mail I receive is not readable. I tried defining it in dreamweaver with lang=”bg” but it doesn’t help.. I only receive some symbols and nothing readable.

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