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The last tutorial was about a PHP/MySQL counter for a client. The same client requested a simple contact form, with no AJAX, or other options. So, I used the PHP mail() function, wrapped in a simple XHTML form.

First, we create the XHTML form (contact.php):

[xhtml]<h1>Simple Contact Form</h1>
<form name=”form1″ method=”post” action=”send_contact.php”>
<p><input name=”subject” type=”text” id=”subject” size=”50″ /> <label for=”subject”>Subject</label></p>
<p><textarea name=”detail” cols=”50″ rows=”4″ id=”detail”></textarea> <label for=”detail”>Detail</label></p>
<p><input name=”name” type=”text” id=”name” size=”50″ /> <label for=”name”>Name</label></p>
<p><input name=”customer_mail” type=”text” id=”customer_mail” size=”50″ /> <label for=”customer_mail”>Email</label></p>
<p><input type=”submit” name=”Submit” value=”Submit” /> <input type=”reset” name=”Submit2″ value=”Reset” /></p>

Next, we create the mail sending engine (send_contact.php):

$subject =”$subject”;
$header=”from: $name <$mail_from>”;

// Your email address
$to =’’;

// If message was successfully sent, display a message
if($send_contact) {
echo “Thank you for your interest. We will answer as soon as possible.”;
else {
echo “Error: The email was not sent. Check your server.”;

That is all. You can include the contact.php file into your web site design.

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6 thoughts on “Simple PHP/MySQL Contact Form Tutorial

  1. That’s super simple :) No verification of any kind anywhere. Is this good to directly use these variables without any escaping? This kind of code result into cross site scripting vulnerabilities (remember mikeyy on twitter?)

    A couple of points you might want to consider:

    1. You should include the USER-AGENT IP address in the email.

  2. cool post, that was help me solve my problem, of course works perfectly for me! many thanks
    .-= maxomen’s last blog ..SEO Indexed Search Engine =-.

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