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I am at the email stage of the book, however I have come across a problem. Below id the error message I am getting. I am using xampp on a local server.


The requested URL was not found on this server. The link on the referring page seems to be wrong or outdated. Please inform the author of that page about the error.


I also attach the page code below. Any help would be apreciated.




<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">


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

<title>Contact Me</title>



<h1>Contact Me</h1>

<?php # Script 10.1 - email.php

// Check the form submission:

if (isset($_POST['submitted'])) {


// Minimal form validation

if (!empty($_POST['name']) && !empty($_POST['email']) && !empty($_POST['comments']) ) {


// Create the body:

$body = "Name: {$_POST['name']}\n\nComments: {$_POST['comments']}";


// Make it no longer than 70 caracters long:

$body = wordwrap($body, 70);


// Send the mail:

mail('paul@me.co.uk', 'Contact form submission', $body, "From {$_POST['email']}");


// Print a message:

echo '<p><em>Thank you for contacting me. I will reply some day.</em></p>';


// Clear $_POST (So that the forms not sticky):

$_POST = array();


} else {

echo '<p style="font-weight: bold; Color: #c00">Please fill out the form completley.</p>';



} // End of main isset() IF.

// Create the HTML form


<p>Please fill out this form to contact me.</p>

<form action="mail.php" method="post">

<p>Name: <input type="text" name="name" size="30" maxlengh="60" value="<?php if (isset($_POST['name'])) echo $_post['email']; ?>" /></p>

<p>Email Address: <input type="text" name="email" size="30" maxlengh="80" value="<?php if (isset($_POST['email'])) echo $_post['email']; ?>" /></p>

<p>Comments: <textarea name="comments" rows="5" cols="30"><?php if (isset($_POST['comments'])) echo $_post['comments']; ?> </textarea></p>

<p><input type="submit" name="submit" value="Send!" /></p>

<input type="hidden" name="submitted" value="TRUE" />




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Sorted out the mail v email.php and now I get a different error as below


Warning: mail() [function.mail]: "sendmail_from" not set in php.ini or custom "From:" header missing in C:\xampp\htdocs\scripts\email.php on line 25


Copied in the php.ini mail function and also the sendmail.ini.


[mail function]

; For Win32 only.

; http://php.net/smtp

SMTP = mail.crltd.co.uk

; http://php.net/smtp-port

smtp_port = 25

; For Win32 only.

; http://php.net/sendmail-from

sendmail_from = paul@crltd.co.uk

; For Unix only. You may supply arguments as well (default: "sendmail -t -i").

; http://php.net/sendmail-path

;sendmail_path = "\"C:\xampp\sendmail\sendmail.exe\" -t"

; Force the addition of the specified parameters to be passed as extra parameters

; to the sendmail binary. These parameters will always replace the value of

; the 5th parameter to mail(), even in safe mode.

;mail.force_extra_parameters =

; Add X-PHP-Originating-Script: that will include uid of the script followed by the filename

mail.add_x_header = Off

; Log all mail() calls including the full path of the script, line #, to address and headers

;mail.log = "C:\xampp\php\logs\php_mail.log"

; http://php.net/sql.safe-mode

sql.safe_mode = Off







; if your smtp server requires authentication, modify the following two lines



; if your smtp server uses pop3 before smtp authentication, modify the

; following three lines




; to force the sender to always be the following email address, uncomment and

; populate with a valid email address. this will only affect the "MAIL FROM"

; command, it won't modify the "From: " header of the message content


; sendmail will use your hostname and your default_domain in the ehlo/helo

; smtp greeting. you can manually set the ehlo/helo name if required


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