Help someone with web site: form to email self

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    Help someone with web site: form to email self

    Someone asked me if I know how to make an online form that sends an email to the webmaster automatically. I don't know how to, so he asked me to ask someone else. It would look something like this site:
    http://www.drsouers.com/contact

    If you can help him, email:
    zerodas@hotmail.com

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    It's simple html code:
    Code:
    <form name="MyForm" action = "mailto:me@somewhere.com" method = "post">
    <!--Put the fields of the form here-->
    </form>
    You will get an e-mail with no spaces( spaces are represented with '+' ), containing the name of the field and it's value...

    I hope this answers your question
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    Of course IE users will get a security warning box when their form data gets mailto'ed like that...

    the alternative is a CGI form mailer.

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    hmmmm...any chance of setting that up so that we could have a field to determine where it was sent? It would be a really easy way around my school's "no email" policy.
    Away.

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    For the lazy programmer...

    http://www.response-o-matic.com

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    Originally posted by blackrat364
    hmmmm...any chance of setting that up so that we could have a field to determine where it was sent? It would be a really easy way around my school's "no email" policy.
    You're school might have form redirection blocked.

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    Oh...well, they aren't intelligent, they just have websense blocking hotmail, yahoo mail, etc.
    Away.

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    If you want an email thing like that guys website, then steal his source code... right click on the page and go to View Source, viola!
    If you ever need a hug, just ask.

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    email the guy with questions. Don't ask me, this really isn't for me.

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    Originally posted by CheesyMoo
    If you want an email thing like that guys website, then steal his source code... right click on the page and go to View Source, viola!
    It's a CGI program!

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    Hey, quit expecting me to pay attention!
    If you ever need a hug, just ask.

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    Ofcourse the right way is to use CGI, but if you want a fast solution you can use action="mailtto:...".
    Some people don't know how to write CGI, and some servers doesn't allow CGI.
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    mailto assumes you have an isp email account, which some hotmail users don't. CGI is the best way.

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    You can use some free service which do that like bravenet if you know ASP and stuff there are providers who support ASP with ASP mail component such as brinkster

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    Some free web hosts provide email cgi scripts for you to use.

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