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Need autoreply in Gmail to reply the people who filled the form
How do I get an autoreply to answer people who fills forms in my site?
Kickedout




msg:4375011
 11:14 pm on Oct 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

I need to tell every people who send me email something via autoreply. 99% of emails I mannually answer says "I no longer have that". The main problem is I get emails not only from people, mostly they come thru the form in my web, or the form in other sites.

So actually the automated response in Gmail, is not reaching the people who actually filled the original form.

What can I do about that?

 

phranque




msg:4375346
 7:21 am on Oct 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

mostly they come thru the form in my web, or the form in other sites

do you collect a contact email address?
do you have any method for verification of the email address provided.

So actually the automated response in Gmail, is not reaching the people who actually filled the original form.

your problem description is unclear to me.
are you saying you are creating an email response and sending it through a gmail server from your gmail account?
is it getting bounced?
what response are you getting?

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msg:4375966
 3:22 pm on Oct 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

It's a simple contact form. Yes I collect the email address from interested, (otherwise I couldn't reply to her or him right?). Form validates email.

The autoreply is sent to the sender of email, whic is a no repy email. So it's useless. I need a way to send it to the address in body's email of form instead.

phranque




msg:4376242
 10:46 pm on Oct 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

sorry - i basically completely misunderstood your OP.

i can think of 2 things you can do:
- change the form action script so it sends the emails with a proper Reply-To: header.
- forward your emails to a server where you can run a script to parse the form responses and find the reply email address and craft an email response to that address.

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msg:4376269
 12:05 am on Oct 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

Unfortunately I have no idea of how to do that. But many of emails I get coming from a form are not in *my* site, are also in other sites who send me contacts, so I guess I can't do the first thing

- change the form action script so it sends the emails with a proper Reply-To: header.

About the second one:
"where you can run a script to parse the form responses and find the reply email address and craft an email response to that address."

Exactly how? Does that script exsits?

phranque




msg:4376314
 1:31 am on Oct 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

the script would have to be customized to recognize the format or formats of the emails sent by the various sites.
i would look through the usual script repositories to see if there is something already out there that makes a good starting point and modify it for your purposes.
hotscripts, sourceforge, etc...

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