ok I have this PHP email script working and what I wanted to know was is there a way to popup the THANK you for your message reply on a submition or does it have to go to a totally new page to do so ...

Currently the script loads a new page that displays the TY message but what I would like to do is have the form clear and the script pop up a TY message on submition ?

this is what I have now

// 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";

Any ideas on how to do what I am trying to do ?

You could redirect back to the original page, but you would also have to echo back the data that was entered, otherwise the form will be blank.

But there has to be a way to do this is a POP up ?

Oh, Ok ...javascript. alert().