My Contact form on my website www.allinclusivewebdesign.co.uk does the job well. However, as the time went by, I've been thinking to make it do MORE than just a basic form, allowing me to receive the information viewers' submits (as it does perfectly well, at the moment).

I wonder if anyone could point me in the right direction, as how could I possibly send a "Bcc" to the viewer who fill the form in with message saying:

Thanks for contacting us. We'll be in touch soon (if you've asked to be contacted). 

Following are the details you've sent:

(these details would be be exactly same as I receive i.e. all the details from the field).

Please visit us soon for your bespoke web solution.

Regards,
www.allinclusivewebdesign.co.uk

Now, I reckon the above message could be saved in one new variable, so I could do my editing in the message along with some formatting, etc. & THEN recall this "email confirmation" variable at some point, if such a thing is attainable.


My present PHP code is:

<?php

// If the form has been posted, analyse it: 
if ($_POST) { // CURLY BRACKET (Open): After Clicking Submit
	foreach ($_POST as $field => $value) {
		$value = trim($value);
   	}

// Creating Variables
	$to="contact@allinclusivewebdesign.byethost13.com"; 
	$inquiry=$_POST['inquiry'];
	$title=$_POST['title'];
	$first_name=$_POST['first_name'];
	$last_name=$_POST['last_name'];
	$email=$_POST['email'];
	$phone=$_POST['phone'];
	$message=stripslashes($_POST['message']);
	$reply=$_POST['reply'];
	$contact=$_POST['contact'];

	$headers="From: " . $_POST['email'] . "\r\n" . 
	"Inquiry: " . $_POST['inquiry'] . "\r\n" . 
	"Title: " . $_POST['title'] . "\r\n" .  
	"First Name: " . $_POST['first_name'] . "\r\n" . 
	"Last Name: " . $_POST['last_name'] . "\r\n" . 
	"E-mail: " . $_POST['email'] . "\r\n" . 
	"Phone: " . $_POST['phone'] . "\r\n" . 
	"Reply: " . $_POST['reply'] . "\r\n" . 
	"Contact: " . $_POST['contact'];


// Create empty ERROR variables
	$error = ""; // for fields left BLANK
	$errorflag = ""; // for fields with INVALID data entered
	
// Check for field/fields that is/are left BLANK
	if (($first_name == "") || ($last_name == "") || ($email == "") || ($phone == "") || ($message == "")) { // CURLY BRACKET (Open): For Validating if fields are left blank
		$error = "<span class='colorTextBlue'>Please fill in all fields!</span>";
	} // CURLY BRACKET (Close): For Validating if fields are left blank
	
	else { // CURLY BRACKET (Open): Form Validation
	// Validate First Name (including ERRORS such as (1) field left BLANK (2) field with INVALID data entered 
		if (ctype_alpha($first_name) == FALSE)  {
			$error = "<span class='colorTextBlue'>Please enter a valid First Name <span class='italic'>(Alphabets only)</span></span>";
			$errorflag= "first_name";
			} 
	// Validate Last Name (including ERRORS such as (1) field left BLANK (2) field with INVALID data entered 
		else if (ctype_alpha($last_name) == FALSE) {
			$error = "<span class='colorTextBlue'>Please enter a valid Last Name <span class='italic'>(Alphabets only)</span></span>";
			$errorflag="last_name";
			} 
	// Validate E-mail (including ERRORS such as (1) field left BLANK (2) field with INVALID data entered 
		else if ((strpos($email, "@") == FALSE)|| 
			(strpos($email, ".") == FALSE) ||
			(strpos($email, " ") != FALSE)) {
				$error = "<span class='colorTextBlue'>Please enter a valid E-mail</span>";
				$errorflag="email";
			} 
	// Validate Contact No. (including ERRORS such as (1) field left BLANK (2) field with INVALID data entered 
		else if (is_numeric($phone) == FALSE) {
			$error = "<span class='colorTextBlue'>Please enter a valid Contact No. <span class='italic'>(must contain numbers only, without any space)</span></span>";
			$errorflag="phone";
			}
	} // CURLY BRACKET (Close): Form Validation
	
	// Confirmation Message seen AFTER filling the form and pressing "Submit" button (whether there's an error or not)
	// If there's an error along with displaying the list of flagged error/errors
	if ($error != "") {	// CURLY BRACKET (Open): For Error
	echo "<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<b><span class='colorTextRed'>Error Occured: </b>" . $error."</span>" ; 
					} // CURLY BRACKET (Close): For Error
					

	// If there's NO error at all, along with displaying the filled fields
	else if (mail($to, $_POST['inquiry'], $message, $headers))
{
		echo "<p><span class='colorTextBlue'>E-mail sent successfully</span></p>";
		echo "<p>Thanks for your comment and time. We will be in touch with you shortly, if required. Following are the details you filled in.<br/><br/>"; 
		echo "<b>Nature of Inquiry:</b> ". $inquiry . "<br/>";
		echo "<b>Title:</b> ". $title . "<br/>";
		echo "<b>First Name:</b> ". $first_name . "<br/>";
		echo "<b>Last Name:</b> ". $last_name . "<br/>";
		echo "<b>E-mail:</b> ". $email . "<br/>";
		echo "<b>Contact No.:</b> ". $phone . "<br/>";
		echo "<b>Message:</b> ". $message . "<br/>";
		echo "<b>Reply:</b> ". $reply . "<br/>";
		echo "<b>Contact Method:</b> ". $contact . "<br/></p>";
			}
	else {
$error = "<span class='colorTextRed'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;E-mail NOT sent</span>";
	}
} // CURLY BRACKET (Close): After Clicking Submit

// Displays the Empty variables i.e. when the Contact Form appears completely blank for the VERY FIRST time with all blank fields
else {

	$inquiry = "";
	$title = "";
	$first_name = "";
	$last_name = "";
	$email = "";
	$phone = "";
	$message = "";
	$reply = "";
	$contact = "";
	$errorflag = "";
}
?>

What I've done, additionally, with the hope of sending copy to viewers is:

>> created a new variable "bcc"

$bcc=$_POST;

AND added "$bcc" in my mail function by:

(mail($to, $_POST, $message, $headers, $bcc))

This DID NOT work, when I tested the form.

Anyhow, would I need a "bcc" OR "cc" in this case. I reckon, it should be "bcc" since I don't want viewers to know that I'm receiving my mails on "contact@allinclusivewebdesign.byethost13.com"

The BCC is part of header:

$headers="From: " . $_POST['email'] . "\r\n" .
"Inquiry: " . $_POST['inquiry'] . "\r\n" .
// ect etc
"Contact: " . $_POST['contact'];
"BCC: " . $_POST['email'];

However, I don't think this is a good idea, and some mail server block it (typically AOL). What I suggest is send email twice - one to yourself and the other to your site visitor:

$header1 = "your header 1 info here";
$header2 = "your header 2 info here";
$to_myself = "your email address";
$to_visitor = $_POST["email"];
$common_data = "info post by the visitor here";
$thank_you = "your thank you paragraph here.\n\n".$common_data;
mail($to_myself, "title here", $common_data, $header1);
mail($to_visitor, "title here", $thank_you, $header2);

I hope this help.

The BCC is part of header:

$headers="From: " . $_POST['email'] . "\r\n" .
"Inquiry: " . $_POST['inquiry'] . "\r\n" .
// ect etc
"Contact: " . $_POST['contact'];
"BCC: " . $_POST['email'];

However, I don't think this is a good idea, and some mail server block it (typically AOL). What I suggest is send email twice - one to yourself and the other to your site visitor:

$header1 = "your header 1 info here";
$header2 = "your header 2 info here";
$to_myself = "your email address";
$to_visitor = $_POST["email"];
$common_data = "info post by the visitor here";
$thank_you = "your thank you paragraph here.\n\n".$common_data;
mail($to_myself, "title here", $common_data, $header1);
mail($to_visitor, "title here", $thank_you, $header2);

I hope this help.

This was certainly helpful.

Since you mentioned it's not quite a good idea, I'll get rid of Bcc & use your given format, which is rather easy & straightforward to understand.

So far, I have been receiving e-mail, but that's EXACTLY same as my viewer's copy, but knowing that I could have 2 different e-mail format for viewers & myself, it simply marvellous, since in my own format, I could make bit of changes, which I can't think of any presently but should do, once I delve into it further.

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