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Thread: Mailer - New lines within textarea problem

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    Mailer - New lines within textarea problem

    Got a php contact form set up and I've made the email it sends formatted with HTML.

    Code:
        $headers .= "MIME-Version: 1.0" . "\r\n";
        $headers .= "Content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8" . "\r\n";
        $headers .= "From: $email" . "\r\n";
    Code:
        $body .= "<html>";
        $body .= "<body>";
        $body .= //whatever
        $body .= "</body></html>";
    Code:
        $body = wordwrap($body, 70);
        
        $body = stripslashes($body);
    It's all working except for one small problem that seems to be to do with the html formatting of the email...

    When the user types a message into the textarea message box, the email sent doesn't show where they have hit enter and gone to a new line. So their whole message is displayed in one long line, or paragraph, with no spacing.

    Does anyone know why this is happening? When I don't format it in html the spaces the user creates by entering down however many lines are displayed fine, but of course I can't make the font all pretty if I don't... =\

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    Change
    PHP Code:
        $body wordwrap($body70); 
        
    $body stripslashes($body); 
    to
    PHP Code:
        $body wordwrap($body70);
        
    $body nl2br($body);
        
    $body stripslashes($body); 
    nl2br stands for New Line to Break, wich converts all \n (from the textfield) to <br/>. Altho im not sure how an extra nl2br on the output of wordwrap will effect the results, im pretty sure you'll get close to what you want. give it a try.

    You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public.

  3. #3
    Thank you!

    I've played around with it a bit and it seems to be working almost perfectly now. Just have to iron out a few things.

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