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Sent attachment received as empty attachment.txt?

Hi there, my problem is as follows:

When emailing a file using PHP 4.0.6, the attachment received is an
empty "attachment.txt" file instead of the actual file I attached.

Any suggestions why this might be? (php from a kindly newbie site enclosed)

Many thanks, Alan.

--------------begin extracted php---------------
// initialize variables for
// any errors
$errors = "";
$agreement = "no";

// we'll begin by assigning the To address and message subject
$subject="Test email";

// get the sender's name and email address
// we'll just plug them a variable to be used later
$from =

// generate a random string to be used as the boundary marker
$mime_boundary="==Multipart_Boundary_x".md5(mt_ran d())."x";

// store the file information to variables for easier access
$tmp_name = $HTTP_FILES_VARS['filename']['tmp_name'];
$type = $HTTP_FILES_VARS['filename']['type'];
$name = $HTTP_FILES_VARS['filename']['name'];
$size = $HTTP_FILES_VARS['filename']['size'];

// here we'll hard code a text messge
// again, in reality, you'll normally get this from the form submission
$message = "Message sent by $from\n";
// if the upload succeeded, the file will exist
if (file_exists($tmp_name)){

// check to make sure that it is an uploaded file and not a
system file

// open the file for a binary read
$file = fopen($tmp_name,'rb');

// read the file content into a variable
$data = fread($file,filesize($tmp_name));

// close the file

// now we encode it and split it into acceptable length lines
$data = chunk_split(base64_encode($data));

// now we'll build the message headers
$headers = "From: $from\r\n" .
"MIME-Version: 1.0\r\n" .
"Content-Type: multipart/mixed;\r\n" .
" boundary=\"{$mime_boundary}\"";

// next, we'll build the message body
// note that we insert two dashes in front of the
// MIME boundary when we use it
$message = "This is a multi-part message in MIME format.\n\n" .
"--{$mime_boundary}\n" .
"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=\"iso-8859-1\"\n" .
"Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit\n\n" .
$message . "\n\n";

// now we'll insert a boundary to indicate we're starting the
// we have to specify the content type, file name, and disposition as
// an attachment, then add the file content and set another
boundary to
// indicate that the end of the file has been reached
$message .= "--{$mime_boundary}\n" .
"Content-Type: {$type};\n" .
" name=\"{$name}\"\n" .
//"Content-Disposition: attachment;\n" .
//" filename=\"{$fileatt_name}\"\n" .
"Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64\n\n" .
$data . "\n\n" .

// now we just send the message
if (@mail($to, $subject, $message, $headers))
echo "Your message has been sent.";
echo "Failed to send";
} else {
<p>Send an e-mail with an attachment:</p>
<form action="<?php echo $HTTP_SERVER_VARS['PHP_SELF']; ?>" method="post"
enctype="multipart/form-data" name="form1">
<p>From name: <input type="text" name="fromname"></p>
<p>From e-mail: <input type="text" name="fromemail"></p>
<p>File: <input type="file" name="filename"></p>
<p><input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Submit"></p>
<?php } ?>
--------------end extracted php---------------
Jul 17 '05 #1
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Did you ever get this figured out?


Jul 17 '05 #2

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