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I am having a html form in my wordpress page and i have call action on my form. The file which is calling an action is saved in the root of wordpress directory. sending-mail.php

I have two mail function on the sending-mail.php file one after another and only first function is successfully working not second one.I have tried the wp_mail() function also but same thing is happening with that also.

Following is the code of my php file.

$connhandle=mysql_connect(DB_HOST,DB_USER,DB_PASSWORD)or die('can\'t establish connection with mysql');
$dbSelect=mysql_select_db(DB_NAME,$connhandle) or die('could not connect to the database');

$name = $_POST['f_name'];
$email = $_POST['u_email'];
$contact = $_POST['contact'];
$product = $_POST['product'];
$segment = $_POST['segment'];
$how_did = $_POST['how_did'];

$date=date('d M Y h:i A');

$to = "download@somesite.com";
$subject = $email." has downloading a trial version of ".$product;
$headers2 = 'MIME-Version: 1.0' . "\r\n" .
'From: download@somesite.com' . "\r\n" .
'Reply-To:  download@some.com' . "\r\n" .
'Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1' . "\r\n" .
'X-Mailer: PHP/' . phpversion();
$headers = 'MIME-Version: 1.0' . "\r\n" .
'From: '.$email . "\r\n" .
'Reply-To:  '.$email . "\r\n" .
'Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1' . "\r\n" .
'X-Mailer: PHP/' . phpversion();
 $body = "Name:". $name . "<br> Email ". $email . "<br> Phone ". $contact ."<br> Product ". $product . "<br> Segment ". $segment . "<br> How did you hear ". $how_did;
 $sql = "INSERT INTO `downloader_list` VALUES('','$name','$email','$contact','$product','$segment','$how_did','$ip','$date')";

 $msg_body_mailpigeon = "Dear ". $name .",<br>Kindly download from <br> <a href=\"http://somesite.com/file.iso\">http://somesite.com/file.iso</a><br>";
 $msg_body_vpnbee = "Dear ". $name .",<br>Kindly download from <br> <a href=\"http://somesite.com/file.iso\">somesite.com/file.iso</a><br> ";
 $msg_body_spamcheetah = "Dear ". $name .",<br>Kindly download from <br> <a href=\"somesite.com/file.iso\">http://somesite.com/file.iso</a><br>";


mail($email,'trial download',$msg_body_mailpigeon,$headers);
echo "<script>window.location='http://somesite.com/';</script>";
} else if($product=="vpnbee"){
mail($email,'trial download',$msg_body_vpnbee,$headers);
echo "<script>window.location='http://somesite.com/';</script>";
} else if($product=="spamcheetah"){
mail($email,'trial download',$msg_body_spamcheetah,$headers);
echo "<script>window.location='http://somesite.com/';</script>";

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The above code looks a typical php code. Please modify and put the code in terms of wordpress. –  Chittaranjan Feb 7 at 6:24
i am begginer in wordpress so dont know what should be the code for wordpress site in php. can you give some advice –  Harish Kumar Feb 7 at 6:27
Please discard my edit as it was not correct. –  Chittaranjan Feb 7 at 6:38
discarded @chittaranjan –  Harish Kumar Feb 7 at 7:06
What is the return value of mail or wp_mail? They both return true when successful, and false when they fail. –  Seamus Leahy Feb 8 at 5:10

1 Answer 1

Solved. Actually the problem was not mail() function. The problem was the headers.

I was using the same email address for From: email inside headers. so thats y the first mail function was working properly and the second one was not due to its false header statement.

$headers = 'MIME-Version: 1.0' . "\r\n" .
'From: '.**$email** . "\r\n" .
'Reply-To:  '.**$email** . "\r\n" .
'Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1' . "\r\n" .
'X-Mailer: PHP/' . phpversion();

thanks all your guys to make an effort for my question.

But it was a learning experience also that in wordpress we should use the wp_mail() function not the php mail function. There are some plugins available for this which make php mail() function works but better if we use the wp_mail() function

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