setting up a my sql can recive auto email


Sep 29, 2011
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Reseller Owner
when i fill out the form on my site it will not send the auto email to the email address i put in the form, if you know what i mean its ment to send a email so people can press a link to make there account work

here is the code for my register.php


include 'db.php';

// Define post fields into simple variables
$first_name = $_POST['first_name'];
$last_name = $_POST['last_name'];
$email_address = $_POST['email_address'];
$username = $_POST['username'];
$info = $_POST['info'];

/* Let's strip some slashes in case the user entered
any escaped characters. */

$first_name = stripslashes($first_name);
$last_name = stripslashes($last_name);
$email_address = stripslashes($email_address);
$username = stripslashes($username);
$info = stripslashes($info);

/* Do some error checking on the form posted fields */

if((!$first_name) || (!$last_name) || (!$email_address) || (!$username)){
    echo 'You did not submit the following required information! <br />';
        echo "First Name is a required field. Please enter it below.<br />";
        echo "Last Name is a required field. Please enter it below.<br />";
        echo "Email Address is a required field. Please enter it below.<br />";
        echo "Desired Username is a required field. Please enter it below.<br />";
    include 'join_form.html'; // Show the form again!
    /* End the error checking and if everything is ok, we'll move on to
     creating the user account */
    exit(); // if the error checking has failed, we'll exit the script!
/* Let's do some checking and ensure that the user's email address or username
 does not exist in the database */
 $sql_email_check = mysql_query("SELECT email_address FROM users WHERE email_address='$email_address'");
 $sql_username_check = mysql_query("SELECT username FROM users WHERE username='$username'");
 $email_check = mysql_num_rows($sql_email_check);
 $username_check = mysql_num_rows($sql_username_check);
 if(($email_check > 0) || ($username_check > 0)){
     echo "Please fix the following errors: <br />";
     if($email_check > 0){
         echo "<strong>Your email address has already been used by another member in our database. Please submit a different Email address!<br />";
     if($username_check > 0){
         echo "The username you have selected has already been used by another member in our database. Please choose a different Username!<br />";
     include 'join_form.html'; // Show the form again!
     exit();  // exit the script so that we do not create this account!
/* Everything has passed both error checks that we have done.
It's time to create the account! */

/* Random Password generator.

We'll generate a random password for the
user and encrypt it, email it and then enter it into the db.

function makeRandomPassword() {
  $salt = "abchefghjkmnpqrstuvwxyz0123456789";
      $i = 0;
      while ($i <= 7) {
            $num = rand() % 33;
            $tmp = substr($salt, $num, 1);
            $pass = $pass . $tmp;
      return $pass;

$random_password = makeRandomPassword();

$db_password = md5($random_password);

// Enter info into the Database.
$info2 = htmlspecialchars($info);
$sql = mysql_query("INSERT INTO users (first_name, last_name, email_address, username, password, info, signup_date)
        VALUES('$first_name', '$last_name', '$email_address', '$username', '$db_password', '$info2', now())") or die (mysql_error());

    echo 'There has been an error creating your account. Please contact the webmaster.';
} else {
    $userid = mysql_insert_id();
    // Let's mail the user!
    $subject = "Your Membership at Digital TV Donegal!";
    $message = "Dear $first_name $last_name,
    Thank you for registering at our website,!
    You are two steps away from logging in and accessing our exclusive members area.
    To activate your membership, please click here:$userid&code=$db_password
    Once you activate your memebership, you will be able to login with the following information:
    Username: $username
    Password: $random_password
    The shane
    This is an automated response, please do not reply!";
    mail($email_address, $subject, $message, "From: MyDomain Webmaster<[email protected]>\nX-Mailer: PHP/" . phpversion());
    echo 'Your membership information has been mailed to your email address! Please check it and follow the directions!';


were the form is it

what would i be doing wrong do i need to put a email address in the php scrip somewere ot anything?