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    html form

    Hiya im not sure why im using this <form action="mailto:your email address" method="get" enctype="text/plain"> for my html form, but when i submit, it always opens up my windows mail instead of sending it from the form, any idea??

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    are you looking for just a basic html send to a email form as there very vulnerable to spam i would advise a advanced form using caphitas.
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    im looking for a basic html form, its just to show a few people only, not really launching any website.

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    okay in that case i dont know to any way to do it via html alone only useing a mail pop up if your sending emails online i think you have to use php mail function or a program. I can help you with the php way if you would like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terryy View Post
    im looking for a basic html form, its just to show a few people only, not really launching any website.
    I don't think you can use html only to launch an email. There needs to be a mail server (via SMTP) to send the mail. What's happening now, is that it's launching the windows mailer so that you can use your mail server to send the mail out manually.

    You will probably need a server language (backend) to do the work for you. For instance, you can use PHP with mail() to send it out (but it can be abused very very easily and because of this, some hosts deny the ability to use mail().)
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    wow...I haven't seen that spam magnet in 9 years...
    I'm not sure why you're using it, either
    it's doing what you're telling it to do...namely open the email client
    if you want to go spam-free and don't have PHP, there are external forms at hotscripts.com
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    Use PHP to send messages

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    The best way would be to use php to send the messages. Do you have php installed on your server? if you do check out this link http://www.tizag.com/phpT/examples/formex.php to see a more indepth way to code the form and for it to post the info to a send.php file that can in turn send you an email from the server rather than from the clients email client.

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    If you use PHP, you will have to make sure your mail transfer agent (in some cases, sendmail) is configured to send mail. mail() alone won't just shoot off mail (and you will need security on the form, as well.)
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    Check phpmailer.codeworxtech.com/index.php?pg=phpmailer it should sort out your problem.

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