No activation emails sent?

I implementing a members script. When I have registered, database receives the correct details but no activation email is sent. Help would be great.
Login form


First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Desired Username
Information about you: <? echo $info; ?>



include ‘db.php’;

// Define post fields into simple variables
$first_name = $_POST[‘first_name’];
$last_name = $_POST[‘last_name’];
$email_address = $_POST[‘email_address’];
$username = $_POST[‘username’];
$info = $_POST[‘info’];

/* Let’s strip some slashes in case the user entered
any escaped characters. */

$first_name = stripslashes($first_name);
$last_name = stripslashes($last_name);
$email_address = stripslashes($email_address);
$username = stripslashes($username);
$info = stripslashes($info);

/* Do some error checking on the form posted fields */

if((!$first_name) || (!$last_name) || (!$email_address) || (!$username)){
echo 'You did not submit the following required information!
echo “First Name is a required field. Please enter it below.
echo “Last Name is a required field. Please enter it below.
echo “Email Address is a required field. Please enter it below.
echo “Desired Username is a required field. Please enter it below.
include ‘join.php’; // Show the form again!
/* End the error checking and if everything is ok, we’ll move on to
creating the user account */
exit(); // if the error checking has failed, we’ll exit the script!

/* Let’s do some checking and ensure that the user’s email address or username
does not exist in the database */

$sql_email_check = mysql_query(“SELECT email_address FROM users WHERE email_address=’$email_address’”);
$sql_username_check = mysql_query(“SELECT username FROM users WHERE username=’$username’”);

$email_check = mysql_num_rows($sql_email_check);
$username_check = mysql_num_rows($sql_username_check);

if(($email_check > 0) || ($username_check > 0)){
echo "Please fix the following errors:
if($email_check > 0){
echo “Your email address has already been used by another member in our database. Please submit a different Email address!
if($username_check > 0){
echo “The username you have selected has already been used by another member in our database. Please choose a different Username!
include ‘join.php’; // Show the form again!
exit(); // exit the script so that we do not create this account!

/* Everything has passed both error checks that we have done.
It’s time to create the account! */

/* Random Password generator.

We’ll generate a random password for the
user and encrypt it, email it and then enter it into the db.

function makeRandomPassword() {
$salt = “abchefghjkmnpqrstuvwxyz0123456789”;
$i = 0;
while ($i <= 7) {
$num = rand() % 33;
$tmp = substr($salt, $num, 1);
$pass = $pass . $tmp;
return $pass;

$random_password = makeRandomPassword();

$db_password = md5($random_password);

// Enter info into the Database.
$info2 = htmlspecialchars($info);
$sql = mysql_query(“INSERT INTO users (first_name, last_name, email_address, username, password, info, signup_date)
VALUES(’$first_name’, ‘$last_name’, ‘$email_address’, ‘$username’, ‘$db_password’, ‘$info2’, now())”) or die (mysql_error());

echo ‘There has been an error creating your account. Please contact the webmaster.’;
} else {
$userid = mysql_insert_id();
// Let’s mail the user!
$subject = “Your Membership at Kieran Versus Wild!”;
$message = "Dear $first_name $last_name,
Thank you for registering at our website,!

You are two steps away from logging in and accessing our exclusive members area.

To activate your membership, please click here:$userid&code=$db_password

Once you activate your membership, you will be able to login with the following information:
Username: $username
Password: $random_password


This is an automated response, please do not reply!";

mail($email_address, $subject, $message, "From: KVW<[email protected]>\nX-Mailer: PHP/" . phpversion());
echo 'Your membership information has been mailed to your email address! Please check it and follow the directions!';




/* Database Information - Required!! /
– Configure the Variables Below --*/
$dbhost = ‘xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx’;
$dbusername = ‘xxxxxxxxxx’;
$dbpasswd = ‘xxxxxxxxxxxx’;
$database_name = ‘xxxxxxxxxx’;

/* Database Stuff, do not modify below this line */

$connection = mysql_pconnect("$dbhost","$dbusername","$dbpasswd")
or die (“Couldn’t connect to server.”);

$db = mysql_select_db("$database_name", $connection)
or die(“Couldn’t select database.”);


/* Account activation script */

// Get database connection
include ‘db.php’;

// Create variables from URL.

$userid = $_REQUEST[‘id’];
$code = $_REQUEST[‘code’];

$sql = mysql_query(“UPDATE users SET activated=‘1’ WHERE userid=’$userid’ AND password=’$code’”);

$sql_doublecheck = mysql_query(“SELECT * FROM users WHERE userid=’$userid’ AND password=’$code’ AND activated=‘1’”);
$doublecheck = mysql_num_rows($sql_doublecheck);

if($doublecheck == 0){
echo “Your account could not be activated!”;
} elseif ($doublecheck > 0) {
echo “Your account has been activated! You may login below!
include ‘login_form.html’;


Find out where the script is exiting by echoing something out 1 by 1 just before exit()

You can’t expect us to go through your entire members script without at least an indication of where your script is broken.

I have absolutely no idea whatsoever what would be wrong with this script, or any script, program or type of code I might encounter.
With this in mind, I hope you can understand the circumstances under which I came to you for help.

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