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Thread began 12/19/2016 3:25 pm by JBWebWorks | Last modified 12/22/2016 8:35 pm by Ray Borduin | 838 views | 6 replies |

JBWebWorks

utf-8

I have changed the smtp char set to utf-8 and in my server php.ini changed my default_charset to utf-8 but when i send email with ' or " or / in the mail body, I see \' or \" or /\ or even ’

I have also changed the apache default char

The email body comes from a text area that uses JavaScript for a rich text editor; don't know if that affects the setting for utf-8?

Including code from pages

php:
<?php

$MailAttachments 
"";
$MailBCC         "";
$MailCC          "";
$MailTo          "";
$MailBodyFormat  "";
$MailBody        "";
$MailImportance  "";
$MailFrom        "".((isset($_POST["from1"]))?$_POST["from1"]:"")  ."";
$MailSubject     "".((isset($_POST["subject1"]))?$_POST["subject1"]:"")  ."";
$_SERVER["QUERY_STRING"] = "";

//Global Variables

  
$WA_MailObject WAUE_Definition("","","","","","UTF-8");

if (
$RecipientEmail)     {
  
$WA_MailObject WAUE_AddRecipient($WA_MailObject,$RecipientEmail);
}
else      {
  
//To Entries
}

//Additional Headers

//Attachment Entries
  
$WA_MailObject WAUE_AddAttachment($WA_MailObject,"".(AttachFromUpload("attach"))  ."");

//BCC Entries

//CC Entries

//Body Format
  
$WA_MailObject WAUE_BodyFormat($WA_MailObject,0);

//Set Importance
  
$WA_MailObject WAUE_SetImportance($WA_MailObject,"3");

//Start Mail Body
$MailBody $MailBody "<html><head></head><body><br />\r\n";
$MailBody $MailBody .  ((isset($_POST["message1"]))?$_POST["message1"]:"");
$MailBody $MailBody "</body></html>";
//End Mail Body

$WA_MailObject WAUE_SendMail($WA_MailObject,$MailAttachments,$MailBCC,$MailCC,$MailTo,$MailImportance,$MailFrom,$MailSubject,$MailBody,"waue_emailgroup_1");

if (isset(
$GLOBALS["waue_emailgroup_1_Status"])) {
  
$MailLogBindings = new WAUE_Log_Bindings();
  
//Start Log Bindings
  //End Log Bindings
  
$MailLogBindings->SuccessOrFailure->MailRef "waue_emailgroup_1";
  
$MailLogBindings->Success->MailRef "waue_emailgroup_1";
  
$MailLogBindings->Failure->MailRef "waue_emailgroup_1";
  
$MailLogBindings->processLog(($GLOBALS["waue_emailgroup_1_Status"] == "Failure"));
}
$WA_MailObject null;
?>



code from page that generates the email

php:
<?php require_once('Connections/connmpmga1.php'); ?>

<?php 
require_once( "webassist/security_assist/helper_php.php" ); ?>
<?php
if (!WA_Auth_RulePasses("Logged in to admin")){
    
WA_Auth_RestrictAccess("admin_login.php");
}
?>
<?php
if (!function_exists("GetSQLValueString")) {
function 
GetSQLValueString($theValue$theType$theDefinedValue ""$theNotDefinedValue ""
{
  if (
PHP_VERSION 6) {
    
$theValue get_magic_quotes_gpc() ? stripslashes($theValue) : $theValue;
  }

  
$theValue function_exists("mysql_real_escape_string") ? mysql_real_escape_string($theValue) : mysql_escape_string($theValue);

  switch (
$theType) {
    case 
"text":
      
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? "'" $theValue "'" "NULL";
      break;    
    case 
"long":
    case 
"int":
      
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? intval($theValue) : "NULL";
      break;
    case 
"double":
      
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? doubleval($theValue) : "NULL";
      break;
    case 
"date":
      
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? "'" $theValue "'" "NULL";
      break;
    case 
"defined":
      
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? $theDefinedValue $theNotDefinedValue;
      break;
  }
  return 
$theValue;
}
}

mysql_select_db($database_connmpmga1$connmpmga1);
$query_rs_members "SELECT members.EmailAddress FROM members";
$rs_members mysql_query($query_rs_members$connmpmga1) or die(mysql_error());
$row_rs_members mysql_fetch_assoc($rs_members);
$totalRows_rs_members mysql_num_rows($rs_members);
?>
<?php 
require_once("webassist/email/mail_php.php"); ?>
<?php 
require_once("webassist/email/mailformatting_php.php"); ?>
<?php
if ((isset($_POST["submit1"]) || isset($_POST["submit1_x"])))     {
  
//WA Universal Email object="mail"
  
@session_write_close();
  @
set_time_limit(0);
  
$EmailRef "waue_emailgroup_1";
  
$BurstSize 50;
  
$BurstTime 1;
  
$WaitTime 1;
  
$GoToPage "?success=true";
  
$RecipArray = array();
  
$StartBurst time();
  
$LoopCount 0;
  
$TotalEmails 0;
  
$RecipIndex 0;
  
// build up recipients array
  
$CurIndex sizeof($RecipArray);
  
$RecipArray[$CurIndex] = array();
  
$RecipArray[$CurIndex][] = $row_rs_members;
  
$RecipArray[$CurIndex][] = $rs_members;
  
$RecipArray[$CurIndex][] = "EmailAddress";
  
$TotalEmails += mysql_num_rows($rs_members);
  
$RealWait = ($WaitTime<0.25)?0.25:($WaitTime+0.1);
  
$TimeTracker = Array();
  
$TotalBursts floor($TotalEmails/$BurstSize);
  
$AfterBursts $TotalEmails $BurstSize;
  
$TimeRemaining = ($TotalBursts $BurstTime) + ($AfterBursts*$RealWait);
  if (
$TimeRemaining < ($TotalEmails*$RealWait) )  {
    
$TimeRemaining $TotalEmails*$RealWait;
  }
  
writeUEProgress($EmailRef,0,$TotalEmails,$TimeRemaining);
  while (
$RecipIndex sizeof($RecipArray))  {
    
$EnteredValue is_string($RecipArray[$RecipIndex][0]);
    
$CurIndex 0;
    while ((
$EnteredValue && $CurIndex sizeof($RecipArray[$RecipIndex])) || (!$EnteredValue && $RecipArray[$RecipIndex][0])) {
      
$starttime microtime_float();
      if (
$EnteredValue)  {
        
$RecipientEmail $RecipArray[$RecipIndex][$CurIndex];
      }  else  {
        
$RecipientEmail $RecipArray[$RecipIndex][0][$RecipArray[$RecipIndex][2]];
      }
      
$EmailsRemaining = ($TotalEmails$LoopCount);
      
$BurstsRemaining ceil(($EmailsRemaining-$AfterBursts)/$BurstSize);
      
$IntoBurst = ($EmailsRemaining-$AfterBursts) % $BurstSize;
      if (
$AfterBursts<$EmailsRemaining$IntoBurst 0;
      
$TimeRemaining = ($BurstsRemaining $BurstTime 60) + ((($AfterBursts<$EmailsRemaining)?$AfterBursts:$EmailsRemaining)*$RealWait) - (($AfterBursts>$EmailsRemaining)?0:($IntoBurst*$RealWait));
      if (
$TimeRemaining < ($EmailsRemaining*$RealWait) )  {
        
$TimeRemaining $EmailsRemaining*$RealWait;
      }
      
$CurIndex ++;
      
$LoopCount ++;
      
writeUEProgress($EmailRef,$LoopCount,$TotalEmails,round($TimeRemaining));
      
wa_sleep($WaitTime);
      include(
"webassist/email/waue_emailgroup_1.php");
      
$endtime microtime_float();
      
$TimeTracker[] =$endtime $starttime;
      
$RealWait array_sum($TimeTracker)/sizeof($TimeTracker);
      if (
$LoopCount $BurstSize == && $CurIndex sizeof($RecipArray[$RecipIndex]))  {
        
$TimePassed = (time() - $StartBurst);
        if (
$TimePassed < ($BurstTime*60))  {
          
$WaitBurst = ($BurstTime*60) -$TimePassed;
          
wa_sleep($WaitBurst);
        }
        else  {
          
$TimeRemaining = ($TotalEmails$LoopCount)*$RealWait;
        }
        
$StartBurst time();
      }
      if (!
$EnteredValue)  {
        
$RecipArray[$RecipIndex][0] =  mysql_fetch_assoc($RecipArray[$RecipIndex][1]);
      }
    }
    
$RecipIndex ++;
  }
  @
session_start();
  
$_SESSION[$EmailRef."_Status"] = $GLOBALS[$EmailRef."_Status"];
  
$_SESSION[$EmailRef."_Index"] = $GLOBALS[$EmailRef."_Index"];
  
$_SESSION[$EmailRef."_From"] = $GLOBALS[$EmailRef."_From"];
  
$_SESSION[$EmailRef."_To"] = $GLOBALS[$EmailRef."_To"];
  
$_SESSION[$EmailRef."_Subject"] = $GLOBALS[$EmailRef."_Subject"];
  
$_SESSION[$EmailRef."_Body"] = $GLOBALS[$EmailRef."_Body"];
  
$_SESSION[$EmailRef."_Header"] = $GLOBALS[$EmailRef."_Header"];
  
$_SESSION[$EmailRef."_Log"] = $GLOBALS[$EmailRef."_Log"];
  if (
function_exists("rel2abs")) $GoToPage $GoToPage?rel2abs($GoToPage,dirname(__FILE__)):"";
  if (
$GoToPage!="")     {
    
header("Location: ".$GoToPage);
  }
}
?>


and this is the javascript for the rich text box
<div id="sample">

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://js.nicedit.com/nicEdit-latest.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript">

//<![CDATA[

bkLib.onDomLoaded(function() { nicEditors.allTextAreas() });

//]]>
</script>



</div>

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Are you setting the charset on the page as well in the head like:

<meta charset="UTF-8">
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JBWebWorks

Ray,

Yes I have this on the page that generates the emails

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
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Ray BorduinWebAssist

If you give me FTP access I can try to track it down. I think you can specify the language in the editor as well, but I forget where. I'd try adding a textarea and see if it has the same problem to narrow down if it has something to do with the editor or not.

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JBWebWorks

Ray,
I did try with a plain textarea and had the same problem.
The page sends dynamically to about 100 email addresses.
See PM for ftp info

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You have "magic_quotes_gpc" enabled on your server. This is a horrible and deprecated feature that can cause issues like these. I'd suggest turning it off if possible, but I've also added a script to the top of your page that will undo the mess magic quotes causes.

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JBWebWorks

Ray,
Thanks for your support. I tested and it fixed my email problems.
I will disable magic_quotes_gpc.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Webassist!

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