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I am using the following form on a page at my site at http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/3709/sbcs.html and have it configured to send the results of a submission to me automatically.
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<FORM METHOD=POST ACTION="/cgi-bin/homestead/mail.pl?lhutton">
<dl>

<dt>
<b>SURNAME</b><P>
<dd><INPUT TYPE="TEXT" NAME="SURNAME             " SIZE=30,1 MAXLENGTH=20><br>
<dd>Example: <b>HOW</b>
<P>

<dt>
<b>Forenames</b><P>
<dd><INPUT TYPE="TEXT" NAME="Forenames           " SIZE=30,1 MAXLENGTH=50><br>
<dd>Example: <b>George McGregor</b>
<P>

<dt>
<b>Date of Birth</b><P>
<dd><INPUT TYPE="TEXT" NAME="Date of Birth       " SIZE=30,1 MAXLENGTH=9><br>
<dd>Example: <b>23APR1910</b>
<P>

<dt>
<b>Town/City</b><P>
<dd><INPUT TYPE="TEXT" NAME="Town/City           " SIZE=30,1 MAXLENGTH=30><br>
<dd>Example: <b>Waitara</b>
<P>

<dt>
<b>Your contact E-Mail address</b><P>
<dd><INPUT TYPE="TEXT" NAME="E-Mail              " VALUE="mailto:" SIZE=30,1 MAXLENGTH=30><br>
<dd>Example: <b>mailto:relf.hutt@xtra.co.nz</b>
<dd><i>Please ensure "mailto:" is directly before your actual E-Mail address</i>
<P>
<dt>

<b>Is the certificate available?</b><P>
<dd><INPUT TYPE="radio" NAME="Available           " VALUE="Available">Available
<dd><INPUT TYPE="radio" NAME="Unavailable         " VALUE="Unavailable">Unavailable

</dl>
<p>

<h3>Thank you for completing the Birth Certificate Submissions form. By pressing Submit, your details will be sent and you will be transferred back to the New Zealand Births, Deaths and Marriages Exchange.</h3>

<INPUT TYPE="SUBMIT" VALUE="Submit"> <INPUT TYPE="RESET" VALUE="Reset">

<P>
</p align=left>

<INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="subject" VALUE="Birth Certificate Submission">

<INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="next-url" VALUE="http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/3709/exchange.html">
</FORM>
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The results that are sent look like this:
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Subject:
        Birth Certificate Submission
  Date:
        Tue, 27 Jan 1998 00:04:37 -0800 (PST)
  From:
        relf.hutt@xtra.co.nz (Geocities WebMonitor mail)
    To:
        relf.hutt@xtra.co.nz


Sent from Mail Form posted at:   http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/3709/sbcs.html

(SURNAME             )  HOW
(Forenames           )  George McGregor
(Date of Birth       )  23APR1910
(Town/City           )  Waitara
(E-Mail              )  mailto:relf.hutt@xtra.co.nz
(Unavailable         )  Unavailable
(subject)  Birth Certificate Submission
(next-url)  http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/3709/exchange.html

Remote IP: 202.27.156.20
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I want to know how I can configure the form to send results that would be set out as follows, so that I can simply cut and paste the text, without having to edit anything.
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HOW George McGregor 23APR1910 Waitara <a href="mailto:relf.hutt@xtra.co.nz">relf.hutt@xtra.co.nz</a><br>
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Sorry about the amount of points, but it's all I have. I will increase them as I can.


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tecbuilder earned 10 total points
ID: 1856723
Sorry, but the simple answer is that you cannot change how the format of the email looks when it gets sent to you.  This is, as martike says, CGI driven and Geocities doesn't and won't give access to the the CGI-BIN directory for your own CGI script.  Sorry for the bad news, but that's just how Geocities and most other free web-site services operate.

regards
Geocities' Colosseum Community Leader
tecbuilder
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by:lhutton
ID: 1856724
OK then.
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