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mrq201

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Ok what is wrong with this code. Its a feedback form code. Everything works in terms of entering ur name and email address and the mailto.

I tried my sending myself some feedback and this is what i received in my inbox

username=testing this out
email=midian_17@hotmail.com
COMMENTS=Cool site. Keep it up
redirect=index.html
NEXT_URL=index.html
,username=testing this out
email=midian_17@hotmail.com
COMMENTS=Cool site. Keep it up
redirect=index.html
NEXT_URL=index.html
,username=testing this out
email=midian_17@hotmail.com
COMMENTS=Cool site. Keep it up
redirect=index.html
NEXT_URL=index.html

The code is listed below

<CENTER>
<FORM METHOD=POST ACTION="mailto:midian17@gmail.com" ENCTYPE="text/plain">
<INPUT TYPE="text" NAME="username"> : name <BR>
<INPUT TYPE="text" NAME="email"> : email <BR>
comments <BR>
<TEXTAREA NAME="COMMENTS" ROWS="10" WRAP="hard">
</TEXTAREA>
<INPUT NAME="redirect" TYPE="hidden" VALUE="index.html">
<INPUT NAME="NEXT_URL" TYPE="hidden" VALUE="index.html">
<BR>
<INPUT TYPE="submit" VALUE="Send">
<INPUT TYPE="reset" VALUE="Clear">
</FORM>
</CENTER>
<!-- END OF FORM -->
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Major Payne

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Looks like the one I've been posting on Yahoo!Answers, :).

Basic Mailto: Form:

<form method="post" action="mailto:someone@$nailmail.com" enctype="text/plain">
<input type="text" name="username"> : Name <br>
<input type="text" name="email"> : Email <br>
Comments: <br>
<textarea name="comments" rows="10" wrap="hard">
</textarea>
<input name="redirect" type="hidden" value="thank_you.html">
<input name="NEXT_URL" type="hidden" value="index.html"><br>
<input type="submit" value="Send">
<input type="reset" value="Clear">
</form>

Can your site use PHP and can you see if it allows SMTP?

If so, you can set up more reliable and secure forms.

Online form makers. Just follow the instructions for making it and uploading file(s).

http://www.tele-pro....s/contact_form/
http://jotform.com/
http://www.thesitewizard.com/
http://www.thepcmanw...form_mail.shtml
http://emailmeform.com/
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I'm using microsoft office live small business so I really don't know if it uses PHP and allow Smtp. the only way for it to work perfectly will be for me to use Php?
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Using PHP allows a more secure setup and will not rely on user's email program which will be opened on a "mailto:" action form. You also have to depend on them clicking Send. With a server-side script, it is all automatic when they click the Submit button. They also can be redirected to a Thank You page which can send them back to either the form file or your home page.

Are you using free or paid microsoft office live small business?

Update: Re: PHP scripts

Same for ASP: Not able to upload an asp application.

Think I would get a better host. Seems very limited and upgrades for paid hosting is more expensive than I have seen on other hosting sites.

Hosting Info:

http://www.rankpulse....siteground.com
http://www.siteground.com/
http://b2evolution.n...-webhosting.php
http://www.hosting-shopper.com/

Edited by Major Payne, 29 May 2009 - 06:18 PM.

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Well right now its free, but after a year I have to pay annually... But im pretty much out of luck with Microsoft Office Business huh, and thank you for the detailed information about PHP
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I think they have a good idea, but they are too limited in what you can do. Especially on a free account. They make you pay for all kinds of new service if you want it. You probably need the eCommerce package, but many good hosting sites already have eCommerce packages ready to install if need be through the Control Panel. They even have a PayPal install on some of them.

You're welcome on the PHP. Hope it will help you. Might look through some of the hosting links.
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