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    Hello,

    I created a simple form and right now it just sends the data via email....What do I need to add to make it so it sends all the data to my email in a nice format and also takes them to a "Thank you" page? Right now it brings up a dialop box that says "this form is being submitted using email"....I just want them to submit thier form and have it come to me. I also want them to be redirected to a "Thank you for submitting page" that i will make...Please help...THanks

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    What you need is a form processing perl script. There are a gazillion free ones out there so visit some free cgi resource places and you'll find many.

    Chris

    ps not ALL are in perl but, I didn't want to infer perl was the only way to do it, but it's probably your best bet, and its by far the most popular way

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    I have searched everywhere and i cant find anything. I do not know Perl so is tuff....Is there anything i can just add into the html to make this work? I know there is something to add i just dont know what..I had something on my old site but that is deleted now. Any Ideas?

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    It took my 1 minute and I found a script that does exactly what you want.

    its a free remotely hosted perl script that processes your form input. All you do is send your form there with hidden values for some program input, redirect page, and your email address, and it redirects the visitor and formats and sends you the form input.
    http://counter.telecom.at/f2m/

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    I just was wondering if there is any HTML to insert in my page to do this? Id rather just add a few lines in my site. Thanks though..Anybody else know?>

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    Adam,
    http://www.response-o-matic.com/ provide a free service that does exactly what you need. By entering a few lines of HTML code, you can let your users submit forms that will be sent to you as nicely-formatted e-mail, and be presented with a thankyou page that links back to your site.



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    eesh, the link I gave only requires HTML code to be inserted.... Hidden form fields. Sheesh

    Chris

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    You're right, Chris.

    Adam, both of these services will do the trick. Try 'em both and decide which best suits you're purposes.


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    Matt Wright's original FormMail script can be found at http://worldwidemart.com/scripts/

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    Ok thanks I will give them a try..Do i get to customize my own Thank You page though???Well i will check them out..Thanks again!



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    Yes, you do... but then you've probably already found that out by now.


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    D3v... If i were to use a script like that, would i have to store it on the server?

    im sorry i havent gone to look at the script but i would guess that its not javascript?
    and excuse my ignorance... im BRAND new to ANYTHING other than HTML heheh

    as for the links listed above i went and got one of them and noticed that it gives very limited flexability on how you can make the thank you page look. =(

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    Well you don't get to design your thankyou page from scratch, no. Unfortunately, you'll definitely need to use a CGI script if that's what you want to do.


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