piatkow - 9:46 am on Feb 6, 2012 (gmt 0)
I haven't looked at this for many years but I have a feeling that there are browser compatibility issues over trying to use a form to input to a mailto.
1. If you are using an external host check if they provide access to a formmail script, some do and some don't so its worth asking. (For example my ISP gives me a free site, html only but with a formmail script as well)
2. There are a number of third party service providers who will give you free form processing at the expense of having an ad displayed.