<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="ie=edge">
    <title>Deploy a Remix Contract</title>

    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="main.css">

    <script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/gh/ethereum/web3.js/dist/web3.min.js"></script>

        <h1>Ethereum Secret Messenger</h1>

        <label for="message">This site writes a secret message to the Ethereum
        <input id="userInput" type="text">

        <button type="button" id="setMessageButton" onclick="setMessage()">Set secret message</button>

    <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.2.1.slim.min.js"></script>


        // Connect a the web3 provider
        if (typeof web3 !== 'undefined') {
            web3 = new Web3(web3.currentProvider);
        } else {
            web3 = new Web3(new Web3.providers.HttpProvider("https://rinkeby.infura.io/v3/0f3d9f30356e48c7b048c0b6a6c8ceae"));

        // Set a default account
        web3.eth.defaultAccount = web3.eth.accounts[0];
        var abi = [
        "constant": false,
        "inputs": [
                "name": "x",
                "type": "string"
        "name": "setMessage",
        "outputs": [],
        "payable": false,
        "stateMutability": "nonpayable",
        "type": "function"
        "constant": true,
        "inputs": [],
        "name": "getMessage",
        "outputs": [
                "name": "",
                "type": "string"
        "payable": false,
        "stateMutability": "view",
        "type": "function"
        // Get the contract address
        var RemixContract = new web3.eth.Contract(abi, '0x633566E3C7e08f660987719841F77c0faa85bFbF');

        const setMessage = ()=>{



I am connecting to Rinkeby test blockchain using infura and deployed the below contract using remix and I injected my account using web3 with metamask.


pragma solidity ^0.4.24;

contract Message {
    string myMessage;

    function setMessage(string x) public {
        myMessage = x;

    function getMessage() public view returns (string) {
        return myMessage;

when i send the message in my html file i get this error Uncaught (in promise) Error: Returned error: The method eth_sendTransaction does not exist/is not available

The code was working when i used in local blockchain by Ganache but when i transferred to Rinkeby i get this error please help guys

Please note that I am new to BlockChain and I just want to send a transaction containing only message using the function in the smart contract. Please tell me what to change in order for making it works.

  • Infura doesn't support eth.sendTransaction. You have to sign the transaction yourself and send them using eth.sendSignedTransaction. You can automate it using a provider that signs transactions like @truffle/hdwallet-provider or a wallet like metamask.
    – Ismael
    Oct 25, 2021 at 20:19
  • 1
    I am new to Blockchain, my purpose is to send a simple message to the blockchain, and I do not know where to use the eth.sendSignedTranscation, should I use it instead of send()?
    – нεx
    Oct 26, 2021 at 6:56
  • Metamask has changed the way it should be initialized. Check their documentation docs.metamask.io/guide/getting-started.html.
    – Ismael
    Oct 26, 2021 at 21:29
  • Hey @нεx did you able to resolve it?
    – Steven
    Jun 20, 2022 at 15:26


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