Ok I posted this in the PHP forum yesterday without much luck so maybe it is better placed here.
This is going to be a little long winded and i'm not sure if it should be in javascript or php, I have a contact form as follows:

<form action="contact.php" method="POST" id='contact_form'>
				<p><label for="name">Name</label>
				<input type='text' name='name' id='name' /></p>
				<div class="clear"></div>
				<p id='name_error' class='error'>Enter your name</p>
				<p><label for="email">Email</label>
				<input type='text' name='email' id='email' /></p>
				<div class="clear"></div>
				<p id='email_error' class='error'>Enter a valid email address</p>
				<p><label for="telephone">Telephone</label>
				<input type='text' name='telephone' id='telephone' /></p>
				<div class="clear"></div>
				<p id='subject_error' class='error'>Enter your telephone number</p>
                <p><label for="message">Details</label>
				<textarea name='message' id='message' rows="30" cols="30"></textarea></p>
				<div class="clear"></div>
				<p id='message_error' class='error'>Enter your message</p>
                <p id='mail_success' class='success'>Thank you. We will be in contact soon.</p>
				<p id='mail_fail' class='error'>Sorry, an error has occured. Please try again later.</p>

				<div id="button">
					<input type='submit' id='send_message' class="button" value='Submit' />
The Javascript:

				//stop the form from being submitted
				/* declare the variables, var error is the variable that we use on the end
				to determine if there was an error or not */
				var error = false;
				var name = $('#name').val();
				var email = $('#email').val();
				var telephone = $('#telephone').val();
				var message = $('#message').val();
				if(name.length == 0){
					var error = true;
				if(email.length == 0 || email.indexOf('@') == '-1'){
					var error = true;
				if(telephone.length == 0){
					var error = true;
				if(message.length == 0){
					var error = true;
				//now when the validation is done we check if the error variable is false (no errors)
				if(error == false){
					//disable the submit button to avoid spamming
					//and change the button text to Sending...
					$('#send_message').attr({'disabled' : 'true', 'value' : 'Sending...' });
					//we submit it to contact.asp
					$.post("contact.php", $("#contact_form").serialize(),function(result){
						//and after the ajax request ends we check the text returned
						if($.trim(result) == 'sent'){
							//show the mail failed div
							//reenable the submit button by removing attribute disabled and change the text back to Send The Message
							$('#send_message').removeAttr('disabled').attr('value', 'Submit');
and the PHP:


$EmailFrom = Trim(stripslashes($_POST['email'])); 
$EmailTo = "joe@bloggs.com";
$Subject = "Contact Form Message";
$name = Trim(stripslashes($_POST['name'])); 
$email = Trim(stripslashes($_POST['email']));
$telephone = Trim(stripslashes($_POST['telephone'])); 
$message = Trim(stripslashes($_POST['message'])); 

if (Trim($name)=="") $validationOK=false;
if (Trim($email)=="") $validationOK=false;
if (Trim($telephone)=="") $validationOK=false;
if (Trim($message)=="") $validationOK=false;
if (!$validationOK) {
  print "failed";

$Body = "";
$Body .= "name: ";
$Body .= $name;
$Body .= "\n";
$Body .= "email: ";
$Body .= $email;
$Body .= "\n";
$Body .= "telephone: ";
$Body .= $telephone;
$Body .= "\n";
$Body .= "message: ";
$Body .= $message;
$Body .= "\n";

$success = mail($EmailTo, $Subject, $Body, "From: <$email>");

if ($success){
  print "sent";
  print "failed";
When filled out i receive the "Sorry, an error has occured. Please try again later." message but don't see where i have gone wrong?

Thanks in advance for any help.[/QUOTE]