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    I have made a php contact page and everthing seems to work, the only problem he sends nothing.

    when you enter the page it says that all is well and “message sent”, but when I look at my mail I do not see anything.

    Here is the pen

    Sorry for my bad English, I hope you understand my question.



    mail($to, $subject, “From: $email”);

    …is the first part of your problem. You’re putting your email headers where the email body should be.

    Maybe you meant to do this?

    $body = << email: $email
    naam: $naam
    Onderwerp: $onderwerp
    vraag: $vragen

    # note, mail() comes *after* $body

    # in your codepen,
    # you try to write the email message
    # *after* you send the email

    mail( $to,$subject,$body,”From: $email” );

    However, your email headers are also malformed – you need to include line breaks after:

    “From: $emailrn”

    Also, the `From` header should contain an address on the domain that actually *sent* the email (meaning *your* domain), not the email your visitor provided. It is very common for emails to get discarded as spam for this reason, long before getting to your inbox. *(You might even get your web host’s mail server blacklisted, and they will be upset!)*

    Also, a good habit is to make sure `mail()` was successful before telling the user their message was, indeed, sent.

    Try it like so:

    $to = ‘{your email address}’;

    $subject = ‘contact’;

    $body = << email: $email
    naam: $naam
    Onderwerp: $onderwerp
    vraag: $vragen

    $headers = “From: no-reply@{your domain}rn”;
    $headers .= “Reply-to: $naam <$email>rn”;

    if( mail( $to,$subject,$body,$headers ) ){
    # success!
    echo “Bericht verzonden!”;
    # failed!
    echo “Bericht niet verzonden!”;


    Thanks, but when I now upload the file and I fill in the form there comes a new error:
    “Parse error: syntax error, unexpected $end in /srv/disk6/1361896/www/ on line 26”
    I’ve looked it up and it says that I do not have closed something, but I can’t find the problem.


    Can you post your current code so I can check it out?


    two things:

    If you copied/pasted that directly from my post, you’re going to need to do a little fixing. Here on css-tricks, I have to indent the code to make it display in a code block. HOWEVER, a “real” heredoc must have NO characters on the closing line except the closing token.

    So, `EMAIL;` (NO spaces or anything else!) will work;
    but `…EMAIL;` (pretend those . are spaces) will BREAK EVERYTHING.


    You’re not showing the part of the code where you got the values from the form (`$name = $_POST`, etc.). I don’t know if you just left them out of your example, but you still need to do that.


    Thanks, I have noticed that that is not the only problem was, the other problem was that didn’t support php but they say it on there front page.

    Thank you very much


    The code is being parsed (as evidenced by your error messages), so they *do* support PHP.

    Do they not support the `mail()` function?


    Klappen, I’ve had issues to do with the messages sent by the php mail function just being blocked by the recipient for having malformed headers. Have you set all the parameters?

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