Hey everyone,

Got this little snippet here:

   // did files get sent
   if(isset($_FILES) && (bool) $_FILES) {

      // define allowed extensions
      $allowedExtensions = array("pdf","doc","docx");
      $files = array();

      // loop through all the files
      foreach($_FILES as $name=>$file) {

         // define some variables
         $file_name = $file['name']; 
         $temp_name = $file['tmp_name'];

         // check if this file type is allowed
         $path_parts = pathinfo($file_name);
         $ext = $path_parts['extension'];
         if(!in_array($ext,$allowedExtensions)) {
            die("extension not allowed");

         // move this file to the server YOU HAVE TO DO THIS
         $server_file = "/uploads/$path_parts[basename]";

         // add this file to the array of files

      // define some mail variables
      $to = $_POST['email'];
      $from = $_POST['name']; 
      $subject ="test attachment"; 
      $msg = "here ya go";
      $headers = "From: $from";

      // define our boundary
      $semi_rand = md5(time()); 
      $mime_boundary = "==Multipart_Boundary_x{$semi_rand}x";

      // tell the header about the boundary
      $headers .= "\nMIME-Version: 1.0\n";
      $headers .= "Content-Type: multipart/mixed;\n";
      $headers .= " boundary=\"{$mime_boundary}\""; 

      // part 1: define the plain text email
      $message ="\n\n--{$mime_boundary}\n";
      $message .="Content-Type: text/plain; charset=\"iso-8859-1\"\n";
      $message .="Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit\n\n" . $msg . "\n\n";
      $message .= "--{$mime_boundary}\n";

      // part 2: loop and define mail attachments
      foreach($files as $file) {
         $aFile = fopen($file,"rb");
         $data = fread($aFile,filesize($file));
         $data = chunk_split(base64_encode($data));
         $message .= "Content-Type: {\"application/octet-stream\"};\n";
         $message .= " name=\"$file\"\n";
         $message .= "Content-Disposition: attachment;\n";
         $message .= " filename=\"$file\"\n";
         $message .= "Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64\n\n" . $data . "\n\n";
         $message .= "--{$mime_boundary}\n";

      // send the email
      $ok = mail($to, $subject, $message, $headers); 
      if ($ok) { 
         echo "<p>mail sent to $to!</p>";
         echo "<p>location: $server_file</p>";
         print_r ( $_FILES ); die(); 
      } else { 
         echo "<p>mail could not be sent!</p>";
         print_r ( $_FILES ); die();
<form method="POST" name="email_form_with_php" action="<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']; ?>" enctype="multipart/form-data">
<p><label for="name">Your Name: </label> <input type="text" name="name" /></p>
<p><label for="email">Assessors Email: </label> <input type="text" name="email" /></p>
<p><label for="uploaded_file">Select A File To Upload:</label> <input type="file" name="uploaded_file" /></p>
<p><input type="submit" value="Submit" name="submit" /></p>

The problem is everytime I upload I get something along these lines:
mail sent to emailhere@email.com!

location: /uploads/PLTS BA Guidance notes.pdf

Array ( [uploaded_file] => Array ( [name] => PLTS BA Guidance notes.pdf [type] => application/pdf [tmp_name] => /tmp/phpMjqHg0 [error] => 0 [size] => 1006142 ) )

When I go to my emails I have a file which is 0kb with the name "/uploads/PLTS BA Guidance notes.pdf"


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Perhaps you can compare with this solved thread, see what's different.

Turns out I didn't put the full path...

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