This is directly from the textbook so I don't think there are typos. All the variable names at the top are 100% correct. It doesn't send any type of e-mail when I change $to = "myemail" either. For some reason it's not outputting anything from that first echo line.
$name = $_POST['firstname'] . ' ' . $_POST['lastname'];
$when_it_happened = $_POST['whenithappened'];
$how_long = $_POST['howlong'];
$how_many = $_POST['howmany'];
$alien_description = $_POST['aliendescription'];
$what_they_did = $_POST['whattheydid'];
$fang_spotted = $_POST['fangspotted'];
$email = $_POST['email'];
$other = $_POST['other'];
$to = 'firstname.lastname@example.org';
$subject = 'Aliens Abducted Me - Abduction Report';
$msg = "$name was abducted $when_it_happened and was gone for $how_long.\n" .
"Number of aliens: $how_many\n" .
"Alien description: $alien_description\n" .
"What they did: $what_they_did\n" .
"Fang spotted: $fang_spotted\n" .
"Other comments: $other";
mail($to, $subject, $msg, 'From:' . $email);
echo 'Thanks for submitting the form.<br />';
echo 'You were abducted ' . $when_it_happened;
echo ' and were gone for ' . $how_long . '<br />';
echo 'Number of aliens: ' . $how_many . '<br />';
echo 'Describe them: ' . $alien_description . '<br />';
echo 'The aliens did this: ' . $what_they_did . '<br />';
echo 'Was Fang there? ' . $fang_spotted . '<br />';
echo 'Other comments: ' . $other . '<br />';
echo 'Your email address is ' . $email;
Edited by Nathan2508, 15 May 2010 - 01:32 PM.