We are preparing a site for a dentist who wants to include online patient registration e-mail forms. The info contains personal medical details and of course must be secure. What is the best-- and cheapest-- way to get that info to the doctor's office?
Thanks for the prompt replies. After my above post-- and before I saw your replies-- I had continued to seek answers from additional sources. I found that the search engine that ends in the exclamation mark provided a service that might help. Their rep said that I could host the two email form HTML pages on their site for a reasonable setup fee and suitable monthly fee. I could have the form results go to either a database or an email.
Now, both of you said that the database is the answer.
Then you're both saying that I should opt for the database because even with the secure server there would be security problems with sending an email to the dentist's office? Why is that?
Sorry, but my only experience with this was years ago when I set up a private PGP key to recieve encrypted credit card info to a merchant's email client from their shopping cart.
Do I understand correctly that when the user sends his info to the server that's secure, but when the email goes to the dentist's office is not secure?