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Submit Form button in HTML

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10:56 am on Mar 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

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We are designing an HTML email, in it is a form. The client will fill out the form and press submit and the results will be sent back to us via email. Somebody told me this isn't possible, but I'm sure it is. Could any of you guys give me some advice on this?
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Your advisor may be referring to use of the "mailto" function?
The mailto is not cross platform useable. Primarily just Microsoft.

It is proper to use a SECURE script.
Also adivseable to change the name of the script if you use one off the shelf.

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it's certainly possible to send an html email with a form and submit button - the button submits to a cgi script on your server - i get two or three every week from spammers. i've never tested whether they work or not.

many people dislike html email and some email clients will not read html email. do you really need to send html email ? could you send a plain text email with a link to the form on your website?

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Have you tried using ASP.
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Crazy_Fool, we're sending this out to users of our software. We know they accept HTML mail...
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backus,

HTML mail as in this mime mail with a multipart/alternative?

HTML itself does not support mailing (except in the mailto, you better not use).

Using eg. php or cgi, there are plenty of mail-feedback solutions already there, and php also supports mime messages. (probably doable in perl too)

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