Luiz Luiz - 1 month ago 17
Javascript Question

Contact form won't send the email

Explanation



I download this website template from themefisher, but I can't get the contact form to work. I changed the
$to
section in the php file to my email address, so I can receive it; but after filling the form and sending it, even thought I got a success message, there's nothing in my inbox or junk.




Code



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contact_me.js

$(function() {

$("input,textarea").jqBootstrapValidation({
preventSubmit: true,
submitError: function($form, event, errors) {
// additional error messages or events
},
submitSuccess: function($form, event) {
event.preventDefault(); // prevent default submit behaviour
// get values from FORM
var name = $("input#name").val();
var email = $("input#email").val();
var phone = $("input#phone").val();
var message = $("textarea#message").val();
var firstName = name; // For Success/Failure Message
// Check for white space in name for Success/Fail message
if (firstName.indexOf(' ') >= 0) {
firstName = name.split(' ').slice(0, -1).join(' ');
}
$.ajax({
url: "././mail/contact_me.php",
type: "POST",
data: {
name: name,
phone: phone,
email: email,
message: message
},
cache: false,
success: function() {
// Success message
$('#success').html("<div class='alert alert-success'>");
$('#success > .alert-success').html("<button type='button' class='close' data-dismiss='alert' aria-hidden='true'>&times;")
.append("</button>");
$('#success > .alert-success')
.append("<strong>Your message has been sent. </strong>");
$('#success > .alert-success')
.append('</div>');

//clear all fields
$('#contactForm').trigger("reset");
},
error: function() {
// Fail message
$('#success').html("<div class='alert alert-danger'>");
$('#success > .alert-danger').html("<button type='button' class='close' data-dismiss='alert' aria-hidden='true'>&times;")
.append("</button>");
$('#success > .alert-danger').append("<strong>Sorry " + firstName + ", it seems that my mail server is not responding. Please try again later!");
$('#success > .alert-danger').append('</div>');
//clear all fields
$('#contactForm').trigger("reset");
},
})
},
filter: function() {
return $(this).is(":visible");
},
});

$("a[data-toggle=\"tab\"]").click(function(e) {
e.preventDefault();
$(this).tab("show");
});
});


/*When clicking on Full hide fail/success boxes */
$('#name').focus(function() {
$('#success').html('');
});


contact_me.php

<?php
// Check for empty fields
if(empty($_POST['name']) ||
empty($_POST['email']) ||
empty($_POST['phone']) ||
empty($_POST['message']) ||
!filter_var($_POST['email'],FILTER_VALIDATE_EMAIL))
{
echo "No arguments Provided!";
return false;
}

$name = $_POST['name'];
$email_address = $_POST['email'];
$phone = $_POST['phone'];
$message = $_POST['message'];

// Create the email and send the message
$to = 'myemail@gmail.com'; // Add your email address inbetween the '' replacing yourname@yourdomain.com - This is where the form will send a message to.
$email_subject = "Website Contact Form: $name";
$email_body = "You have received a new message from your website contact form.\n\n"."Here are the details:\n\nName: $name\n\nEmail: $email_address\n\nPhone: $phone\n\nMessage:\n$message";
$headers = "From: noreply@yourdomain.com\n"; // This is the email address the generated message will be from. We recommend using something like noreply@yourdomain.com.
$headers .= "Reply-To: $email_address";
mail($to,$email_subject,$email_body,$headers);
return true;
?>

Answer

You need an external server to send an email. It is not possible to send an email on a local server using PHP.