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    SitePoint Addict goma's Avatar
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    email link otr CGI form?

    which is better, to simply have an email link on a site for make a CGI form for mail?

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    depends what youre doing but a cgi form is much more user friendly in my mind
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    Definitely a Perl form would be best (also, there are suitable PHP ones readily available). The reason for this is people who use Hotmail, Yahoo!, etc. will be left out in the dust if you use e-mail links. With formmail, any user with Internet access can use it.

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    Under most circumstances, I prefer a form. In my opinion, it is much easier for the user, and they're more likely to send you feedback if they don't have to go outside your site to do it...besides, if they use web-based mail, they'll have to go through the trouble of logging in and all that stuff.

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    Why not use both? Some people prefer to make contact via email (I know I do) but people with web mail accounts are likely to prefer a form. There's nothing to stop you providing a form with "Alternatively contact me via email at asdkj@sds.com" underneath it.

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    I use both myself. One problem I find with email forms is that if the visitor inputs his email incorrectly then you have no way of getting in touch with him.

    Thats unless someone has a solution to this

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    So simple yet brilliant ,use both, I would have never tought about that .


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