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.


If your domain name is, then you would define the From email address as

This email address need not be existing on the mail server of; however, the domain name in the $from field has to be yours.

You may use an email address such as

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.


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: is hosted with HostGator and and 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: is hosted with HostGator with parent user yourdo & server name and is hosted with some other hosting provider.
    With the From email address as

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


$subject = &quot;Mail from Enquiry Form&quot;;

while (list($key,$val)=each($_POST))
$pstr = $pstr.&quot;$key : $val \n &quot;;

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

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


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