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dawndlion

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Hello,

I know this is going to seem ridiculously simple to most of you, but I am lost in code land and can't seem to find how to do some tasks.
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first I have a registration page, how can I get it to email ME when a new person registers?

second, I am trying to set up a guestbook or really simple forum.
I found some stuff in www.hotscripts.com including www.wizzcomputers.com, it is in asp but unfortunately I think it is all VBscript, and I haven't had much luck translating it to java.

I am working in asp javascript in dreamweaver mx2004. I am just using an access database to house the peoples info.

Can I create a guest book by having a login page with a multiple line message? that hits the database and then have it redirect to the view page? How would I post that info onto the 'view' page?

Am I making sense?

I could use someone's help if you have some info. Thanks!
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Yes. Its possible with php. I have seen it done.


maybe if you post some of the code you have so far we can help you further.


thanks,
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OH Wonderful!

Thanks Ditto,

But I guess I have a third problem...I am also using IIS not PHP. :tazz:

Regardless, I will paste the automatic email first (which I found on comsoltech):

<html>
<form method=post action=sendmail.asp>
From email: <input type=text name=sender><br>
To email: <input type=text name=receiver><br>
Subject: <input type=text name=subject><br>
Body: <textarea name=body></textarea><br>
<input type=submit>
</form>
</html>


then the "sendmail.asp" needs to be (I think this is VB and I need Java):

set mail=server.CreateObject("CDONTS.NewMail")
mail.From= Request("sender") ' like my.email.addr@comsoltech.com
mail.To = Request("receiver") ' like john.doe@comsoltech.com
mail.Subject = Request("subject")
mail.Body = Request("body")
mail.BodyFormat = 0 ' 0 = HTML, 1 = Plain
mail.MailFormat = 1 ' 0 = MIME, 1 = Text
mail.Importance = 1 ' 0 =High, 1 = Medium, 2 = Low
mail.attachFile ("c:\images\mypicture.gif") ' you can also attach files
mail.Send
set mail=nothing

Since I have the form already created I think I just need to add :

form method=post action=sendmail.asp

can I just add that right after the the other form action?
in here somewhere?: <form ACTION="<%=MM_editAction%>" METHOD="POST" name="userinfo" id="userinfo" onSubmit="MM_validateForm('firstname','','R','lastname','','R'


okay, NEXT:
The issue of a guest book.

I have an access database with name, and message field.
I know how to send info to the database with dreamweaver...how do I display info from that database back onto another page? It must be a behavior in dreamweaver...it is a pretty common thing to do is it not?

Thanks again!
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Just in case anyone has been watching this topic for a reply I have figured out how to send an automatic email from my registration page.

My troubles were caused by choosing ASP with JavaScript rather than VBScript. Of course it can be done but most people us VB, so all of the help out there seems to be geared towards that.

I still have to add the form fields to the email but this is what I have thus far....

I added this at the top of the page:
referers = Array("www.yourdomainname.com")
mailComp = "ASPMail"
smtpServer = "your web server ie localhost"
fromAddr = "whateveremailyouwanttosendfrom@yourdomain.com"

Then in the javascript after activeConnection.Close();

I put:

var mailObj = Server.CreateObject("Persits.MailSender");
mailObj.From = fromAddr;
mailObj.Host = smtpServer;
mailObj.AddAddress ("email@address.com");
mailObj.Subject = "new registration";
mailObj.Body = "you have a new person registering on your site";
mailObj.IsHTML = true;

mailObj.Send();

That's it. I am still waiting for help on the guestbook/chat forum ;) would love your help if you know what to do.

Cheers! :tazz:
Dawndlion
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