I want to enable visitors to send the url of the page they visitied to their freinds by filling out forms. I want the e-mail to contain the url address they visited as well.

I tried to use two php scripts that are freely available on the web. The two scripts worked very well except (1) the url is not shown in the e-mail (2) I want to enable visitors to send more than one e-mail (currently it is set to only one e-mail).

Can some one help me on this ?

Thank you very much in advnace !

First script, file name [tell.php]

<?
//***************************************
// This is downloaded from www.plus2net.com //
/// You can distribute this code with the link to www.plus2net.com ///
// Please don't remove the link to www.plus2net.com ///
// This is for your learning only not for commercial use. ///////
//The author is not responsible for any type of loss or problem or damage on using this script.//
/// You can use it at your own risk. /////
//*****************************************
?>

<!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 3.2//en">

<html>

<head>
<title>(Type a title for your page here)</title>
<meta name="GENERATOR" content="Arachnophilia 4.0">
<meta name="FORMATTER" content="Arachnophilia 4.0">
</head>

<body bgcolor="#ffffff" text="#000000" link="#0000ff" vlink="#800080" alink="#ff0000">
<form method=post action=tellck.php>
<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" align=center>
<tr bgcolor='#f1f1f1'><td colspan=2 align=center><font face='Verdana' size='2' ><b>TELL A FRIEND</b></font></td></tr>

<tr><td width=100><font face='Verdana' size='2' >Your Name</font></td><td width=200><input type=text name=y_name></td></tr>
<tr bgcolor='#f1f1f1'><td><font face='Verdana' size='2' >Your Email</font></td><td><input type=text name=y_email></td></tr>
<tr ><td><font face='Verdana' size='2' >Your Friend's Name</font></td><td><input type=text name=f_name></td></tr>
<tr bgcolor='#f1f1f1'><td><font face='Verdana' size='2' >Friend's Email</font></td><td><input type=text name=f_email></td></tr>
<tr ><td><font face='Verdana' size='2' >Your Message</font></td><td><textarea name=y_msg rows=5 cols=20></textarea></td></tr>

<tr bgcolor='#f1f1f1'><td colspan=2 align=center><font face='Verdana' size='2' ><input type=submit value='Send'></font></td></tr>
</table>
</form>

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</body>

</html>

Second script, file name [tellck.php]

<?
//***************************************
// This is downloaded from www.plus2net.com //
/// You can distribute this code with the link to www.plus2net.com ///
// Please don't remove the link to www.plus2net.com ///
// This is for your learning only not for commercial use. ///////
//The author is not responsible for any type of loss or problem or damage on using this script.//
/// You can use it at your own risk. /////
//*****************************************
?>
<!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 3.2//en">

<html>

<head>
<title>(Type a title for your page here)</title>
<meta name="GENERATOR" content="Arachnophilia 4.0">
<meta name="FORMATTER" content="Arachnophilia 4.0">
</head>

<body bgcolor="#ffffff" text="#000000" link="#0000ff" vlink="#800080" alink="#ff0000">

<?
$status = "OK";
$msg="";
$y_email=$_POST;
$y_name=$_POST;
$f_email=$_POST;
$f_name=$_POST;
$y_msg=$_POST;


if(substr_count($y_email,"@") > 1 or substr_count($f_email,"@") > 1){
$msg .="Use only one email address<BR>";
$status= "NOTOK";
}
if (!stristr($y_email,"@") OR !stristr($y_email,".")) { // checking your email
$msg .="Your email address is not correct<BR>";
$status= "NOTOK";}

if (strlen($y_name) <2 ) { // checking your name
$msg .="Please enter your name<BR>";
$status= "NOTOK";}

if (!stristr($f_email,"@") OR !stristr($f_email,".")) { // checking friends email
$msg .="Your Friends address is not correct<BR>";
$status= "NOTOK";}

if (strlen($f_name) <2 ) { // checking freinds name
$msg .="Please enter your friend's name<BR>";
$status= "NOTOK";}

if (strlen($y_msg) <2 ) { // checking Message details
$msg .="Please enter your message details<BR>";
$status= "NOTOK";}

if($status=="OK"){ // all validation passed
/////////// Sending the message starts here //////////////
$ref=@$HTTP_REFERER;
/////Message at the top of the page showing the url////
$header_message = "Hi $f_name \n Your friend $y_name requested you to visit the page at \n $ref \n";
/// Body message prepared with the message entered by the user ////
$body_message =$header_message."\n".$y_msg."\n";
$body_message .="\n This is a free script from http://www.plus2net.com";

//// Mail posting part starts here /////////

$headers="";
//$headers = "Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1\n".$headers;
// Un comment the above line to send mail in html format
$headers4=$y_email; // Change this to change from address
$headers.="Reply-to: $headers4\n";
$headers .= "From: $headers4\n";
$headers .= "Errors-to: $headers4\n";

$subject="Request to visit URL";

mail($f_email,$subject,$body_message,$headers);

////// Mail posting ends here ///////////
echo "<center><font face='Verdana' size='2' color=green>Thank You, Your message posted to $f_name</font></center>";

//////////// Sending the message ends here /////////////
}else{// display the error message
echo "<center><font face='Verdana' size='2' color=red>$msg</font></center>";
}
?>
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</body>

</html>


I have linked the tell.php to the page I want the url to be passed to the form. The $ref=@$HTTP_REFERER; turns blank always.

Hi,

For displaying your url (as a link) in the message body:
$body_message .="\n This is a message from <a href='http://www.your_domain.com'> http://www.your_domain.com</a>";
and do the rest as in your script.

For sending to multiple address .... Let say that if someone wants to send to more than one friends, they enter addresses using "," (aaa@aaa.com, bbb@bbb.com ....). having this string, you can explode it after "," and then using a foreach function send email to every address provided.

Good luck!

Thank you silviuks for your fast reply.

As you sugested I can do
$body_message .="\n This is a message from <a href='http://www.your_domain.com'> http://www.your_domain.com</a>"; This adds only home page link.

My visitors are going to recommend various pages within my site. What I want to link the immediate previous page they visited.

Thanks,

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