Send Email With PHP From Html Form On Submit With The Same Script

To send an email with PHP from an HTML form on submit using the same script, you can follow these steps:

  1. Create an HTML form with the necessary input fields for the sender’s name, email, subject, and message. Set the form action to the current PHP script itself using $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] as the action attribute value. For example:
<form>">
    <input><br>
    <input><br>
    <input><br>
    <textarea></textarea><br>
    <input>
</form>
  1. In the same PHP script, check if the form has been submitted. Use the isset() function to check if the $_POST['submit'] variable is set. If the form is submitted, process the form data and send the email. For example:
<?php
if(isset($_POST['submit'])){
    // Get form data
    $name = $_POST['name'];
    $email = $_POST['email'];
    $subject = $_POST['subject'];
    $message = $_POST['message'];

    // Construct the email headers
    $headers = "From: $name <$email>" . "\r\n";
    $headers .= "Reply-To: $email" . "\r\n";
    $headers .= "MIME-Version: 1.0" . "\r\n";
    $headers .= "Content-type:text/html;charset=UTF-8" . "\r\n";

    // Send the email
    $to = "[email protected]"; // Change this to the recipient's email address
    $mail_sent = mail($to, $subject, $message, $headers);

    // Check if the email was sent successfully
    if ($mail_sent) {
        echo "Email sent successfully.";
    } else {
        echo "Failed to send email.";
    }
}
?>

Make sure to change the [email protected] email address in the $to variable to the actual recipient’s email address.

Note that the mail() function in PHP may require some additional server configuration to properly send emails. Alternatively, you can use third-party email libraries like PHPMailer or SwiftMailer for more advanced email functionalities.

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