Contact Page with ActionMailer

Hello, I am trying to make a very basic "contact me" form on my website. I have tried the following tutorials:

I found the last one to fit my needs the best. I need to have forms for a person's name, email address and message. Upon clicking a submit button, I want that information emailed to a hardcoded email address.

My setup is as follows:

/config/environment.rb: [code=] ... (at the end) ActionMailer::Base.delivery_method = :smtp ActionMailer::Base.server_settings = {     :address => 'localhost', #was told by hostgator that these are the correct settings     :port => 25,     :authentication => :login, # Don't change this one.     :user_name => "mailer_username",     :password => "mailer_password" } ActionMailer::Base.perform_deliveries = true ActionMailer::Base.raise_delivery_errors = true ActionMailer::Base.default_charset = "utf-8" [/code] /app/models/emailer.rb: [code=] class Emailer < ActionMailer::Base   def contact_email(email_params, sent_at =     # You only need to customize @recipients.     @recipients = ""     @from = email_params[:name] + " <" + @email_params[:address] + ">"     @subject = email_params[:subject]     @sent_on = sent_at     @body["email_body"] = email_params[:body]     @body["email_name"] = email_params[:name]   end end [/code] /app/controllers/emailer_controller.rb [code=] class EmailerController < ApplicationController   def send_mail     Emailer::deliver_contact_email(params[:email])   end end[/code] /app/views/emailer/contact_email.rhtml (this is the formatting of the message sent) [code=] Name:

<%= @email_name %>


<%= @email_body %> [/code] /app/views/emailer/contact_page.rhtml (this is the form from which the message is made) [code=] <% form_tag :action => "send_mail" do %> <table>     <tr>         <td><label for="email_name">Name:</label></td>         <td><%= text_field "email", "name", :size => 30 %></td>     </tr>     <tr>         <td><label for="email_address">Email Address:</label></td>         <td><%= text_field "email", "address", :size => 30 %></td>     </tr>     <tr>         <td><label for="email_subject">Subject:</label></td>         <td><%= text_field "email", "subject", :size => 30 %></td>     </tr>     <tr>         <td><label for="email_body">Body:</label></td>         <td><%= text_area "email", "body", :rows => 8, :cols => 30 %></td>     </tr> </table>

<input type="submit" value="Send Email" class="primary" /> <% end %> [/code] /app/config/routes.rb: [code=] ... map.connect 'contactme', :controller => 'emailer', :action => 'contact_page' #testing ... [/code] When I fill out the contact forms and send, nothing happens. The only error I was getting with script/server was a depreciation error with the view, but Duplex helped me fix that.

I contacted hostgator to see if my settings in environment.rb were correct, and they said they were. So I'm thinking I wasn't supposed to put the "def send_mail..." in it's own separate controller? I'm really not sure because this looks right to me.

Some other information: I'm using simplelog 2.0.2 as my blogging platform on rails 2.0.2 and I'm trying to add this contact form to it. Simplelog works wonderfully, but maybe its causing problems for the mailer. Another thing, when I change "Base.server_settings" to "Base.smtp_settings" in /config/environment.rb, rails fails to start. I thought "Base.smtp_settings" was the new, better way for that setting. Does anyone have any hints for me on how to get this mailer working? I've spent days trying to figure this out, please help.

If you read all of that, thank you very much for your time :slight_smile:

Try modifying your environment.rb to include the following

First of all, thank you for replying. When I use your suggestion I get an "application fails to start" error. I narrowed it down to one thing though. What causes the fails to start error is the "smtp" in the "config.action_mailer.smtp_settings = {" line in /config/environment.rb. If I use "server" as in "config.action_mailer.server_settings = {" The app starts again, but the email doesn't send. I know the "server_settings" option is now depreciated, so what can be done?

Rake produces the error:

undefined method `smtp_settings=' for ActionMailer::Base:Class

How do I define that method? Do I put it in environment.rb?

Narayan wrote:

Not sure why

it works fine for me, so send me your environment.rb and i can take a look at it (pls clear the password field )

also send me the Rails version no.


On Oct 24, 6:25�am, Victor Vlist <>

Okay, sorry for the delayed reply. Hostgator upgraded rails from 2.0.2 to 2.1.2 last night. So my app wouldn't start at all. Now I'm rebuilding, and I'm starting with the mailer. I'm using exactly the same code as above and good news. Using smtp now works, but still no email is being sent. Here is my environment.rb.


Okay, I just noticed that my code isn't --exactly-- the same in environment.rb, I left this out: ActionMailer::Base.perform_deliveries = true ActionMailer::Base.raise_delivery_errors = true ActionMailer::Base.default_charset = "utf-8"

But when I put it back in the app fails to start. What should my environment.rb look like?

(Thank you so much for helping me)