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Pass data from email form to website

Can this be done in FP website

   
9:17 am on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi guys,
I have a website built with frontpage 2003 and am trying to email all my clients their details we have on record to check their mailing address.

If the mailing address is wrong i want them to update it via a form embeded in the email. I want the form to post data to a text file in my website.

Is this possible and could someone point me to a tutorial or give me a quick tip.

many thanks
Gecko

5:08 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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FP 2003 has a file upload feature. It works best on Windows servers because you can change the permissions of the folder for the upload

-Corey

5:16 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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i want them to update it via a form embeded in the email

Many users can't or won't accept html mail. Best bet might actually be a link in the e-mail to a form on the site.

5:22 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Sorry I misread part of it.

Plus I doubt the FP SE would actually work that way anyway. I think they have to be on the particular website.

-Corey

9:47 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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thanks Guys :-)

Yes link to the form on the website is the one.

I guess what i was trying to achieve was to pass the old detail to the form before they updated it, that way i could track who they were and not have double ups.

cheers
Gecko

10:07 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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pass the old detail to the form

You should still be able to do this. If you code the link to the form with something like...

example.com/update-mail.htm?oldaddress=johndoe@example.com

...and pass that to the "oldaddress" field in the form. Or something along those lines ;)

That's as far as I can go on that. Somebody else will have to suss out the details for you.

10:11 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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thanks Jim