I found a php mail form online that echos a text success message, but need to redirect it to a new page instead.

I love all the functions in the code except for the text echo.

I tried <input type="hidden" name="next-url" value="test.com">

and <? header(Location: file.php); ?>

but the form redirect is ignored

and the header location gives me an error of not being able to do it because header already exists

Any ideas?

Here is the code.

<title>PHP mail Form</title>


// your name
$recipientname = "YOUR NAME";

// your email
$recipientemail = "YOU@YOURDOMAIN.COM";

// subject of the email sent to you
$subject = "Online-Form Response for $recipientname";

// send an autoresponse to the user?
$autoresponse = "yes";

// subject of autoresponse
$autosubject = "Thank you for your mail!";

// autoresponse message
$automessage = "This is an auto response to let you know that we've successfully received your email sent through our email form. Thanks! We'll get back to you shortly.";

// thankyou displayed after the user clicks "submit"
$thanks = "Thank you for contacting us.<br>We will get back to you as soon as possible.<br>";




if($_POST) {

$Comments = $HTTP_POST_VARS;

// check required fields
$dcheck = explode(",",$require);
while(list($check) = each($dcheck)) {
if(!$$dcheck[$check]) {
$error .= "Missing $dcheck[$check]<br>";

// check email address
if ((!ereg(".+\@.+\..+", $Email)) || (!ereg("^[a-zA-Z0-9_@.-]+$", $Email))){
$error .= "Invalid email address<br>";}

// display errors
if($error) {
<?php echo $error; ?><br>
<a href="#" onClick="history.go(-1)">try again</a>

$browser = $HTTP_USER_AGENT;

// format message
$message = "Online-Form Response for $recipientname:

Name: $Name
Email: $Email

Comments: $Comments


Browser: $browser
User IP: $ip";

// send mail and print success message
mail($recipientemail,"$subject","$message","From: $Name <$Email>");

if($autoresponse == "yes") {
$autosubject = stripslashes($autosubject);
$automessage = stripslashes($automessage);
mail($Email,"$autosubject","$automessage","From: $recipientname <$recipientemail>");

echo "$thanks";
else {
<form name="contactform" action="<?php echo $PHP_SELF; ?>" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="require" value="Name,Email,Comments">
Name <br>
<input name="Name" size="25">
<input name="Email" size="25">
<textarea name="Comments" rows="5" cols="35"></textarea>
<input type="submit" value="Submit" name="submitform">
<input type="reset" value="Reset" name="reset">

<?php } ?>

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I believe that instead of echoing the thank you message, you can have it do a redirect instead.

Change this:

echo "$thanks";

To this:

header("Location: page_to_redirect_to.php");

Thank you, zippee, this really helped.
But I don't know how to make it redirect after displaying the page for a second.

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