PHP-based Form Mail (Feedback) Script

Using a PHP script, you may accept feedback from your website visitors and get the results emailed to you. You can use the sample script provided by web hobs private limited and tweak it a bit to suit your requirements.

You would need to change the email address in the field $from to any email address on the domain name on which you are incorporating this script.

Example:

If your domain name is yourdomain.com, then you would define the From email address as some-name@yourdomain.com.

This email address need not be existing on the mail server of yourdomain.com; however, the domain name in the $from field has to be yours.

You may use an email address such as Do_Not_reply@yourdomain.com.

The value in the $mailto field needs to be changed to the email address, where the email containing the data submitted through the form needs to be delivered.

Note

In an attempt to keep a check on abuse from web hobs private limited's Hosting Servers, the following conditions have been set for mail scripts on web hobs private limited's Linux Hosting Servers:

  • The domain name in either the To or the From email address used in the script should be your domain name hosted with web hobs private limited.

    Example: yourdomain.com is hosted with web hobs private limited and yourotherdomain1.com and yourotherdomain2.com are hosted with some other hosting provider.

    • The mail will be sent if

      • the From email address is abc@yourdomain.com and the To email address is xyz@yourotherdomain1.com,

        OR

      • the From email address is abc@yourotherdomain1.com and the To email address is xyz@yourdomain.com.

    • The mail will not be sent if the From email address is abc@yourotherdomain1.com and the To email address is xyz@yourotherdomain2.com.

  • For mail scripts with the From email address as <user>@<server_hostname>, the To email address compulsorily should be an email address on your domain name hosted with web hobs private limited.

    Example: yourdomain.com is hosted with web hobs private limited with parent user yourdo & server name cp-00.webhostbox.net and yourotherdomain1.com is hosted with some other hosting provider.

    With the From email address as yourdo@cp-00.webhostbox.net:

    • The mail will be sent if the To email address is abc@yourdomain.com.

    • The mail will not be sent if the To email address is xyz@yourotherdomain1.com.

Once the visitor provides feedback, he/she can then be re-directed to another page on your website. In order to achieve this, you need to mention the path to the HTML file in the $file field in the script. Alternatively, you can display a message to the visitor thanking him/her for the feedback. Such messages can be displayed in a new page like thanks.htm. Such a page can also contain other information as deemed necessary.

Sample Script

   <?

        $mailto="xyz@yourdomain.com";
        $file="thanks.htm";
        $pcount=0;
        $gcount=0;
        $subject = "Mail from Enquiry Form";

        $from="some-name@yourdomain.com";
        while (list($key,$val)=each($_POST))
        {
        $pstr = $pstr."$key : $val \n ";
        ++$pcount;

        }
        while (list($key,$val)=each($_GET))
        {
        $gstr = $gstr."$key : $val \n ";
        ++$gcount;

        }
        if ($pcount > $gcount)
        {
        $message_body=$pstr;
        mail($mailto,$subject,$message_body,"From:".$from);

        include("$file");
        }
        else
        {
        $message_body=$gstr;

        mail($mailto,$subject,$message_body,"From:".$from);
        include("$file");
        }
        ?>