[thelist] Auto-responders?

Jon Haworth jhaworth at witanjardine.co.uk
Tue May 22 09:22:32 CDT 2001

Depends on your server-side setup I suppose. A basic PHP version would be
pretty simple:

if (isset ($submit)) {
	// submit button pressed
	// process form, write to database, yada yada
	$to = "customer's email address";
	$subject = "Thanks for getting in touch!";
	$message = "Hi, thanks for filling in our form.";
	mail ($to, $subject, $message);
} else {
	// display form

Issues may arise with this if you have thousands of form submissions a day,
I don't know (not being an expert on PHP's efficiency under high server


-----Original Message-----
From: sales at iibiz.com [mailto:sales at iibiz.com]
Sent: 22 May 2001 15:14
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: [thelist] Auto-responders?

Mornin' all!

I've dealt with auto-responders on my hosts machines before, where they
already have some sort of script installed, but now a client of mine using a
different hosting company wants one and their host company doesn't have one

I did a search, and all I came up with was third party services.  Would
prefer not to do that.

Soooooooo - exactly how do auto-responders work?  Are they usually a cgi
script?  or what?
(This would send the person submitting a form an acknowledgement.)

Any help would be appreciated,


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