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I went through the SimpleMail() example in the Wrox PHP5, Apache, MySQL Web Development book and am having a problem. I successfully implemented this on one site but copied the class over to a different one and it won't work. I am getting the following error:

PHP Parse error: parse error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or '}'

Others have asked about this exact error but the only response I've seen is that maybe there is a typo in the code. If this didn't work on a different site, I would think that is a fair comment but since it works elsewhere, that isn't it.

I'd appreciate any help.

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I found some information that says PHP5 needs to be running and it turns out that PHP Version 4.3.11 is running on the server. I hope this information helps anybody with experiencing the same problem.
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hmm... this is my guess here.. dont take it too seriously..

as you are using php 4.3.11, i would likw you to upgrade your PHP to the latest version and an upto date build.

and in your code just remove the public/private declared functions to simple functions and public variables to simple variable (var).
ie., 'public function lock()' must be changed to 'function lock()' and 'public $amount;' to 'var $amount;'

and dont forget to recheck the set of paranthesis at the end of the code or somewhere in the middle..

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Downgrading to PHP 4 and removing PHP 5 syntax isn't going to help.

It's a syntax error, you have something fundamental that is malformed, one too many curly braces "{" or "}" or not enough curly braces, or something else that is out of place.. e.g. some character or bits that PHP doesn't understand. Look for something out of place.

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Sorry Richard, but this is a typical message about php5 code running on a php 4 server.

So the possibilities are downgrading code, or upgrading server if possible...

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