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send mail using javascript



5:34 am on Nov 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

I would like to know the javascript code to send mail. I dont want to use the html tag <mailto> because it opens the default mail application like Outlook express et... Please help me


6:12 am on Nov 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Here's a quote from O'Reilly's JavaScript:

A script cannot submit a form (using the submit() method of the Form object, for instance) to a mailto: or news: URL without the UniversalSendMail privilege or the user's explicit approval through a confirmation dialog. Such a form submission would contain the user's email address, which should not be made public without the user's permission.

In short, you're opening up a bag of complication by sending email with JavaScript. How about a simple CGI sendmail script? It's more univeral than JavaScript, and there are a host of good free scripts around.


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