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Where am I going wrong: GoDaddy won't let my email process form work!

Thread began 4/06/2009 8:49 pm by jojotoronald374823 | Last modified 10/13/2009 7:42 am by jojotoronald374823 | 15615 views | 14 replies


Where am I going wrong: GoDaddy won't let my email process form work!

I've set up a site on GoDaddy. One page of the site is used to process a form with PHP.
The code above Doctype is: (I'm working with Dreamweaver CS4).
When the form is completely filled out and I go to submit it, GoDaddy doesn't allow it to go through (i.e. I get the error message which is embedded in my code.) If I use GoDaddy's form mail (which is also PHP in the action field of the form element (i.e. form ="/gdform.php) it goes through. The code below comes essentially from Dreamweaver CS4 by David Powers. As suggested I have used all 5 fields of the form element. I ask Dave about it, but no answer given helped. GoDaddy isn't very helpful either. Is there something that I am overlooking in the code which the server doesn't like? Any help greatly appreciated! Ron.)

$tabToShow = 0;

if (array_key_exists('send', $_POST)) {
//mail processing script
// remove escape characters from POST array
if (PHP_VERSION < 6 && get_magic_quotes_gpc()) {
function stripslashes_deep($value) {
$value = is_array($value) ? array_map('stripslashes_deep', $value) : stripslashes($value);
return $value;
$_POST = array_map('stripslashes_deep', $_POST);

$to = ''; //use your own email address
$subject = 'Contact information for quote on job';

// list expected fields
$expected = array('name', 'business', 'addressStreet', 'city', 'state', 'zip', 'phone', 'email', 'inquire');
// set required fields
$required = array('name', 'business', 'addressStreet', 'city', 'state', 'zip', 'phone', 'email', 'inquire');
// create empty array for any missing fields
$missing = array();

// assume that there is nothing suspect
$suspect = false;

// create a pattern to locate suspect phrases
$pattern = '/Content-Type:|Bcc:|Cc:/i';

// function to check for suspect phrases
function isSuspect($val, $pattern, &$suspect) {
// if the variable is an array, loop through each element
// and pass it recursively back to the same function
if (is_array($val)) {
foreach ($val as $item) {
isSuspect($item, $pattern, $suspect);
else {
// if one of the suspect phrases is found, set Boolean to true
if (preg_match($pattern, $val)) {
$suspect = true;
// check the $_POST array and any subarrays for suspect content
isSuspect($_POST, $pattern, $suspect);
if ($suspect) {
$mailSent = false;
} else {

// process the $_POST variables
foreach ($_POST as $key => $value) {
// assign to temporary variable and strip whitespace if not an array
$temp = is_array($value) ? $value : trim($value);
// if empty and required, add to $missing array
if (empty($temp) && in_array($key, $required)) {
array_push($missing, $key);
} elseif (in_array($key, $expected)) {
// otherwise, assign to a variable of the same name as $key
${$key} = $temp;
//validate the email address
if (!empty($email)) {// regex to identify illegal characters in email address
$checkEmail = '/^[^@]+@[^\s\r\n\'";,@%]+$/';
//reject the email address if it doesn't match
if (!preg_match($checkEmail, $email)) {
$suspect = true;
$mailSent = false;

// go ahead only if not suspect and all required fields OK
if (!suspect && empty($missing)) {
//build the message
$message = "Name: $name\r\n\r\n";
$message .= "Firm's name: $business\r\n\r\n";
$message .= "Street address: $addressStreet\r\n\r\n";
$message .= "City: $city\r\n\r\n";
$message .= "State: $state\r\n\r\n";
$message .= "Zip code: $zip\r\n\r\n";
$message .= "Phone number: $phone\r\n\r\n";
$message .= "Email address: $email\r\n\r\n";
$message .= "Nature of inquiry: $inquire";

// limit line lenght to 70 characters
$message = wordwrap($message, 70);
//create additional headers
$headers = "From: Kings Highway Printers<>\r\n";
$headers .= 'Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8';
if (!empty($email)) {
$headers .= "\r\nReply-To: $email";

// send it
$mailSent = mail($to, $subject, $message, $headers,'');
if ($mailSent) {
// $missing is no longer needed if the email is sent, so unset it
else{ // suspect or at least one required field missing
$tabToShow = 4;

The PHP code on the form page is:

<div class="TabbedPanelsContent">
<p>If you have any questions or desire any quotes, please completely fill out the form below, and we'll get back to you promptly.</p>
if ($_POST && isset($missing) && !empty($missing)) {

<p class="warning">Please complete the missing item(s) indicated.</p>
} elseif ($_POST && !$mailSent) {
<p class="warning">Sorry, there was a problem sending your message. Please try later.</p>
} elseif ($_POST && $mailSent) {
<p id="greengo"> Your message has been sent. We will contact you soon. </p>
<?php } ?>
<form id="form1" name="form1" method="post" action= "<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']; ?>" >

<label for="name">Name <?php
if (isset($missing) && in_array('name', $missing)) { ?>
<span class="warning">Please enter your name</span><?php } ?>

<input name="name" type="text" class="backgroundColorInput" id="name" size="35" <?php if (isset($missing)) { echo 'value="'.htmlentities($_POST['name'], ENT_COMPAT, 'UTF-8').'"';
} ?>
<label for="business">Firm's name <?php
if (isset($missing) && in_array('business', $missing)) { ?>
<span class="warning">Please enter your firm's name</span><?php } ?> </label>
<input name="business" type="text" class="backgroundColorInput" id="business" size="35" <?php if (isset($missing)) {
echo 'value="' .htmlentities($_POST['business'], ENT_COMPAT, 'UTF-8') .'"';
} ?>

<label for="addressStreet">Street address <?php
if (isset($missing) && in_array('addressStreet', $missing)) { ?>
<span class="warning">Please enter the street address</span><?php } ?> </label>
<input name="addressStreet" type="text" class="backgroundColorInput" id="addressStreet" size="35"<?php if (isset($missing)) {
echo 'value="' .htmlentities($_POST['addressStreet'], ENT_COMPAT, 'UTF-8') .'"';
} ?>


<label for="city">City <?php
if (isset($missing) && in_array('city', $missing)) { ?>
<span class="warning">Please enter your City</span><?php } ?>
<input name="city" type="text" class="backgroundColorInput" id="city" size="35" <?php if (isset($missing)) {
echo 'value="' .htmlentities($_POST['city'], ENT_COMPAT, 'UTF-8') .'"';
} ?>

<label for="state">State <?php
if (isset($missing) && in_array('state', $missing)) { ?>
<span class="warning">Please enter your State </span> <?php } ?> </label>
<input name="state" type="text" class="backgroundColorInput" id="state" <?php if (isset($missing)) {
echo 'value="' .htmlentities($_POST['state'], ENT_COMPAT, 'UTF-8') .'"';
} ?>

<label for="zip">Zip code
if (isset($missing) && in_array('zip', $missing)) { ?>
<span class="warning"> &hellip;and your Zip</span><?php } ?> </label>

<input name="zip" type="text" class="backgroundColorInput" id="zip" size="10" <?php if (isset($missing)) {
echo 'value="' .htmlentities($_POST['zip'], ENT_COMPAT, 'UTF-8') .'"';
} ?>

<label for="phone">Phone number <?php
if (isset($missing) && in_array('phone', $missing)) { ?>
<span class="warning">We may need to contact you by phone. </span><?php } ?>
<input name="phone" type="text" class="backgroundColorInput" id="phone" size="35" <?php if (isset($missing)) {
echo 'value="' .htmlentities($_POST['phone'], ENT_COMPAT, 'UTF-8') .'"';
} ?>

<label for="email">Email address <?php
if (isset($missing) && in_array('email', $missing)) { ?>
<span class="warning">We will need to email you some forms.</span><?php } ?> </label>
<input name="email" type="text" class="backgroundColorInput" id="email" size="35" <?php if (isset($missing)) {
echo 'value="' .htmlentities($_POST['email'], ENT_COMPAT, 'UTF-8') .'"';
} ?>

<label for="inquire">Nature of Inquiry<?php
if (isset($missing) && in_array('inquire', $missing)) { ?>
<span class="warning">Let us know what you need in the space below.</span>
<?php } ?></label>
<textarea name="inquire" cols="45" rows="5" class="backgroundColorInput" id="inquire"><?php
if (isset($missing)) {
echo htmlentities($_POST['inquire'], ENT_COMPAT, 'UTF-8'); } ?></textarea>
<label for="send"></label>
<input name="send" type="submit" id="contact" value="Contact us NOW!" />

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