Why when I submit a form in wordpress it loads a 404 page though URL is correct

I am just creating a simple contact form, but I notice that it seems to post to an invalid page. The url in the browser is correct but the title of the page is “Page not found”

on the top of the page

$emailed = false;
if (isset($_POST['submit'])) {
    wp_mail('[email protected]', $_POST['subject'], $_POST['content']);
    $emailed = true;

below … the HTML:

<form action="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" method="post" id="contactform">
    <div class="formelem">
        <label for="name">Name</label>
        <input type="text" name="name" class="required" />
    <div class="formelem">
        <label for="email">Email</label>
        <input type="text" name="email" class="required email" />
    <div class="formelem">
        <label for="subject">Subject</label>
        <input type="text" name="subject" class="required" />
    <div class="formelem">
        <label for="content">Content</label>
        <textarea name="content" cols="30" rows="10" class="required"></textarea>

    <input type="submit" value="Submit Message" name="submit" value="submit" />


I could be wrong, but I vaguely remember that: name, email get hijacked by WordPress to do post comments, if you renamed the form elements to be contact-name and contact-email, do you get the same issue?

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