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    Tom
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    Complicated question about Flash, Email, and GoDaddy

    Ooook, so this is my first post on this forum but from what I have read. You guys know what your talking about. My question is pretty complicated so I will try to make it as clear as I can (sorry ahead of time if it comes out confusing haha).

    So what I am trying to do is:

    *

    ---Create an E-Card type thing in flash where people can write their information on the card.
    ---Then below the card type in their friends email and name and a message.
    --- Have the card send to their friends email address.

    I am not exactly an expert at programming in PHP or Actionscript but this is what I have done so far:

    *

    ---Created the card with area's allowing the inputing of text (with Limitations).
    ---Created the fields below it allowing the inputing of text including scroll buttons for the message.
    ---Given each of the text fields in the form a variable name (friendsname, friendsemail, message).
    ---Given the form below the card the "form" instance name and made it a movie clip.
    ---Created a "send" button that loads the variables from "form" via the POST method and runs email.php when the button is released.
    ---Made it so when the variables are loaded from the "form" it goes to a Thank You screen.

    Now it comes to the questions, I have a few haha

    For the Flash File:

    My knowledge of how to make the E-card save as an image and be included in the email is very limited to say the least. I would assume that I needed to use something like BitmapData to copy the data included in the image (including the text that was put in via the editable text area) but I have no idea if this is the best way...or how I would even do that.

    For the PHP:

    My PHP file (email.php) is pretty complicated for me so I would not be surprised if I missed something or just messed up completely. I am trying to have the variables in the "form" movie clip, sent from Flash when the send button is pressed, imported into the email and used as the recipient of the email. Here is what my code looks like:
    PHP Code:
    <?php

    $sendTo 
    "me@website.com" ;
    $subject "Flash Trial Site Reply" ;

    $headers "From: " $_POST["friendsname"] . "<" $_POST["friendsemail"] .">\r\n" ;
    $headers .= "Reply-To: " $_POST["friendsemail"] . "r\n\ ;
    $headers .= "Return-Path" . $_POST["friendsemail"] ;
    $message = $_POST["message"] ;

    mail (
    $sendTo$subject$message$headers) ;

    ?>
    Again, don't laugh at me. Could be completely wrong I have never done anything this Flash-information-intensive. I do not have access right now to my server so I got a domain on GoDaddy and have been looking at it there which brings on a whole new set of problems. I am not sure what the limitations are on GoDaddy but I don't want to set it up according to their form mailer seeing as I need it to work on my server after.

    I hope this wasn't tooo confusing and if you feel like you can help me out with ANY section of my problems even if it's just something little that would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Last edited by TomJohnson; 12-26-2008 at 02:35 PM.

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