[thelist] Emailing Forms

Donald Noble donaldrnoble at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 12 05:47:01 CST 2002

using a mailto: protocol form a form is quite
unreliable. It won't work if the user doesn't have an
email program installed, or configured with there
browser, or if they cancel the send because they don't
want to reveal their email address.

see http://www.allmyfaqs.com/faq.pl?Email_form_data
for more reasons and some alternatives.

Personally I would use php, if available, because it
is very easy. If you can't send mail on your server,
then you could get a remote server side solution from
http://www.response-o-matic.com  and others

Cheers, Donald

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