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    Does anyone know where I can find a list of hidden fields for a formmail survey?

    Specifically, I'm trying to include a field that indicates the sender of the survey, but can't figure out how.

    I'm using the recipient and subject fields, too, and would like a complete list to see all my options.

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    Here are some fields:

    Field: recipient

    Description: This form field allows you to specify to whom you wish for your form results to be mailed. Most likely you will want to configure this option as a hidden form field with a value equal to that of your e-mail address.

    Syntax:

    <input type=hidden name="recipient" value="your_username@localnet.com">

    Optional Form Fields:

    Field: subject
    Description: The subject field will allow you to specify the subject that you wish to appear in the e-mail that is sent to you after this form has been filled out. If you do not have this option turned on, then the script will default to a message subject: WWW Form Submission

    Syntax:

    If you wish to choose what the subject is:
    <input type=hidden name="subject" value="Your Subject">

    To allow the user to choose a subject:
    <input type=text name="subject">

    Field: email
    Description: This form field will allow the user to specify their return e-mail address. If you want to be able to return e-mail to your user, I strongly suggest that you include this form field and allow them to fill it in. This will be put into the From: field of the message you receive.

    Syntax: <input type=text name="email">

    Field: realname
    Description: The realname form field will allow the user to input their real name. This field is useful for identification purposes and will also be put into the From: line of your message header

    Syntax: <input type=text name="realname">

    Field: sort
    Description: This field allows you to choose the order in which you wish for your variables to appear in the e-mail that FormMail generates. You can choose to have the field sorted alphabetically or specify a set order in which you want the fields to appear in your mail message. By leaving this field out, the order will simply default to the order in which the browsers sends the information to the script (which isn't always the exact same order they appeared in the form.) When sorting by a set order of fields, you should include the phrase 'order:' as the first part of your value for the sort field, and then follow that with the field names you want to be listed in the e-mail message, separated by commas.

    Syntax:

    To sort alphabetically: <input type=hidden name="sort" value="alphabetic">

    To sort by a set field order: <input type=hidden name="sort" value="order:name1,name2,etc...">

    Field: redirect
    Description: If you wish to redirect the user to a different URL, rather than having them see the default response to the fill-out form, you can use this hidden variable to send them to a pre-made HTML page.

    Syntax:

    To choose the URL the user will end up at:
    <input type=hidden name="redirect" value="http://your.address/to/file.html">

    To allow the user to specify a URL he wishes to travel to once the form is filled out:
    <input type=text name="redirect">

    Field: required
    Description: You can now require for certain fields in your form to be filled in before the user can successfully submit the form. Simply place all field names that you want to be mandatory into this field. If the required fields are not filled in, the user will be notified of what they need to fill in, and a link back to the form they just submitted will be provided.

    Syntax:

    If you want to require that the user fill in the email and phone fields in your form, so that you can reach them once you have received the mail, use a syntax like: <input type=hidden name="required" value="email,phone">

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    Although you're probably right, I would think this depends on the exact form mail script you are using. It should have a FAQ/Readme that explains all of this?
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    Marc's instructions will work assuming Matt Wright's FormMail script is uses...it is quite common though.

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    Yes, I'm using Matt Wright's script.

    Thank you all for your input! I'll put it to use right away!

    Jenni

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    Great, I'm glad to help. Happy form-making!


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