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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2014

    Submit Form at Specified Date

    Hi everyone

    I need help with php script for my form, i want to send e-mails at specified date selected by the users.

    I have the html code, but i need the php.

    HTML Code:
    <p> </p>
    <div align="center">
    <table width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1">
    <td class="tableHeader" style="border-bottom: 2px solid #000;" valign="center"> </td>
    <td style="background-color: white;" valign="center" width="60%" height="80%"><form action="send.php" method="POST">
    <p> </p>
    <center><b>Contact Form</b>
    <p>With this contact form you can send an e-mail message in the future !</p>
    <table width="100%">
    <td> </td>
    <td class="fieldLabel" align="right" width="30%"><b>First Name</b></td>
    <td><input class="field" name="first_name" size="27" type="text" value="" /></td>
    <td class="fieldLabel" align="right" width="30%"><b>Last Name</b></td>
    <td><input class="field" name="last_name" size="27" type="text" value="" /></td>
    <td class="fieldLabel" align="right" width="30%"><b>Your Email</b></td>
    <td><input class="field" name="your_email" size="27" type="text" value="" /></td>
    <td class="fieldLabel" align="right" width="30%"><b>Date to be send the E-mail?</b></td>
    <td><select class="field" name="month" size="4">
    <option value="1">Ian</option>
    <option value="2">Feb</option>
    <option value="3">Mar</option>
    <option value="4">Apr</option>
    <option selected="selected" value="5">Mai</option>
    <option value="6">Iun</option>
    <option value="7">Iul</option>
    <option value="8">Aug</option>
    <option value="9">Sep</option>
    <option value="10">Oct</option>
    <option value="11">Noi</option>
    <option value="12">Dec</option>
    </select><select class="field" name="day" size="4">
    <option selected="selected" value="1">1</option>
    <option value="2">2</option>
    <option value="3">3</option>
    <option value="4">4</option>
    <option value="5">5</option>
    <option value="6">6</option>
    <option value="7">7</option>
    <option value="8">8</option>
    <option value="9">9</option>
    <option value="10">10</option>
    <option value="11">11</option>
    <option value="12">12</option>
    <option value="13">13</option>
    <option value="14">14</option>
    <option value="15">15</option>
    <option value="16">16</option>
    <option value="17">17</option>
    <option value="18">18</option>
    <option value="19">19</option>
    <option value="20">20</option>
    <option value="21">21</option>
    <option value="22">22</option>
    <option value="23">23</option>
    <option value="24">24</option>
    <option value="25">25</option>
    <option value="26">26</option>
    <option value="27">27</option>
    <option value="28">28</option>
    <option value="29">29</option>
    <option value="30">30</option>
    <option value="31">31</option>
    </select><select class="field" name="year" size="4">
    <option selected="selected" value="2014">2014</option>
    <option value="2015">2015</option>
    <option value="2016">2016</option>
    <option value="2017">2017</option>
    <option value="2018">2018</option>
    <option value="2019">2019</option>
    <td class="fieldLabel" align="right" width="30%"><b>Delivery E-mail</b></td>
    <td><input class="field" name="email" size="27" type="text" value="" /></td>
    <td class="fieldLabel" align="right"><b>Subject</b></td>
    <td><input class="field" name="subject" size="27" type="text" value="" /></td>
    <td class="fieldLabel" align="right" width="30%"><b>Message<br /> <br /> </b></td>
    <td><textarea class="field" cols="45" name="message" rows="9"></textarea></td>
    <td> </td>
    <td class="fieldLabel" align="right" width="30%"><input class="button" name="sendButton" type="submit" value="Send!" /></td>
    <td> </td>
    Screen Shoot of the form.


    Can anyone help me?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Leeds, England
    Hi Rava,

    As far as I know, I don't think this is possible with PHP alone.

    When the client's browser submits the form, it will wait for a response from the server. So if you submitted that form and the script waited four hours before sending it, the client's browser would sit there waiting too.

    I think the best way to achieve what you want is to have send.php enter the email details into a database table. Then you need some sort of scheduling mechanism on the server which runs another PHP script at a specified time or interval. This second script would check the database table, retrieve a list of emails which are scheduled to be sent at the current time, and use these details to generate the emails.

    Hope this helps.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2014

    It is quite impossible to do task you want with PHP alone as JTweedie said. Try to get email and time store in some database and use the trigger or some time shcudeling to get it deliver either the cron job.

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