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 Hostgator 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 HostGator Hosting Servers, the following conditions have been set for mail scripts on HostGator 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 HostGator.

    Example: yourdomain.com is hosted with HostGator and yourotherdomain1.com and yourotherdomain2.com are hosted with some other hosting provider.

  • The mail will be sent if




  • 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 HostGator.
    Example: yourdomain.com is hosted with HostGator 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:




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

&lt;?

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

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

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

}
if ($pcount &gt; $gcount)
{
$message_body=$pstr;
mail($mailto,$subject,$message_body,&quot;From:&qu ot;.$from);

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

mail($mailto,$subject,$message_body,&quot;From:&qu ot;.$from);
include(&quot;$file&quot;);
}
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