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PHP Build a Basic PHP Website (2018) Adding a Basic Form Utilizing Object Properties and Methods

Modure Rares
Modure Rares
Courses Plus Student 9,041 Points

I am getting an error trying t osend an email

I am trying to send the emmail but it shows this error "Message could not be sent.Mailer error : Could not instantiate mail function." here is my code. Please tell me what am I doing wrong.


        $name = trim($_POST["name"]);
        $email = trim($_POST["email"]);
        $details = trim($_POST["suggestion"]);

        if($name == "" || $email == "" || $details == ""){
            echo "Please fill in al the fields";

        $email_body = "";
        $email_body .= "Name: " . $name . "\n";
        $email_body .= "Email: ". $email . "\n";
        $email_body .= "Details: " . $details ."\n"; #this represents a linebreak 



        $mail = new PHPMailer; 
        ///creating the object

            echo "Invalid email address. Please enter a valid email address in order to send a suggestion. Thanks!";

        $mail->setFrom($email, $name);
        $mail->addAddress('m.rares956@yahoo.com', 'Rares');     


        $mail->Subject = 'Suggestion from' .$name;
        $mail->Body    = $email_body;

        if(!$mail->send()) {
            echo 'Message could not be sent.';
            echo "Mailer error : " .$mail->ErrorInfo;

        header ("location:suggest.php?status=true");

I am getting the same error and can't find an answer. Did you end up figuring this out?