Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Html <FORM> question


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Chopin

Chopin

    Member 2k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,639 posts
How can you have a form to submit text to your email without the submitting person having to open their email editor? For example, I want to make a form to submit quotes onto my website. I have this:

<form action="MAILTO:****************" method="post" enctype="text/plain">
<h3>Send in the quotes!</h3>
Name:<br>
<input type="text" name="| name"
value="Fredil" size="30">
<br>
Mail:<br>
<input type="text" name="| mail"
value="(leaving real email out)@gmail.com" size="40">
<br>

Quote:<br>
<textarea name="| quote" rows=4 cols=40>
By what stretch of imagination is this considered one full serving!?</textarea>
<br>
Speaker:<br>
<input type="text" name="| speaker"
value="Dewey, Malcolm in the Middle" size="60">
<br>
Additional Comments:<br>
<textarea name="| comments" rows=2 cols=40>
Talking about baby food</textarea>
<br>
<input type="submit" value="Send">
<input type="reset" value="Reset">
</form>

But this opens your email editor when you click "Submit". How can you have this emailed to you but without the sender having to open their email?
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Stryker250

Stryker250

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 16 posts
.Do you have a server side scripting language support on your server? Like PHP. You need that to do what you ae asking, plain HTML cannot do it.

Edited by Stryker250, 15 July 2007 - 02:55 PM.

  • 0

#3
Major Payne

Major Payne

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 5,307 posts
Mine has it in the cgi-bin called mailform.php and processes any mail form on the pages I may have. If you don't have this because your hosting service does not allow php or other scripting languages, you might look for a free/paid MailForm Service.

Ron
  • 0

#4
Chopin

Chopin

    Member 2k

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,639 posts
I don't know... I'm just 13, so I can't afford a domain :whistling: Does Freewebs allow?
  • 0

#5
BirdieUK

BirdieUK

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 33 posts

I don't know... I'm just 13, so I can't afford a domain :whistling: Does Freewebs allow?

Last time i checked, no.

Wow, forgot about the good old days of freeweb and messing with their administration.
  • 0

#6
Major Payne

Major Payne

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 5,307 posts
You didn't give your web host's name to check it out, but there are free hosting services that do allow PHP, MySQL, ASP and all the other good stuff. I'm sure you can Google for one provided you don't mind changing hosts.

Also, you might think about setting up a Guest Book for people to submit quotes. Your present hosting service may already have one available for you to install.

Ron
  • 0

#7
Stryker250

Stryker250

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 16 posts
If you do have a php enabled host and can't find a pre-made script for your contactpage / form...here is a video tutorial on how to make a contact form which sends out a text/plain email to the email address that you specify.

TotalScripts.Net
All the source code of the tutorials are available for download too...just check out the source code page.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP