?
Solved

how can i send an e-mail form my page without an

Posted on 1998-12-18
7
Medium Priority
?
215 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
how can i send an e-mail form my webpage without having a mail program on my computer?

and how can i proteckt it with a coding sort of device?

0
Comment
Question by:ibber
7 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:chewymon
ID: 1840806
A straight email requires an mail program.  If you simply want to allow people to send you information, it can be done with cgi.
Check with your ISP and see if it has a cgi form submission program that you can access.  I believe it can be done with ASP also, but I am not up on that.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:chrisbolt
ID: 1840807
If your ISP doesn't have a formmail script, you can use one freely available at http://www.cgiforme.com/ or http://www.cgi-free.com/

Also, most free webspace providers such as GeoCities, Tripod, etc. offer formmail scripts. Just check the help section and usually you can find instructions there.
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:aburr
ID: 1840808
Why do YOU want to send email from YOUR web page. Usually people put a mailto instruction on their web page so that people who read their web page can send mail to them (or somebody else). It is they which need the mail program not you.
If you want readers of your page to send email to you use the mailto link. You of course will need an email address (and a reader) to receive the mail.
0
VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:chewymon
ID: 1840809
Another possibility is to use:
 <a href="mailto:somewhere@something.com">E-Mail Link</a>
Next you set up an account with one of the free email services (HotMail, Net@ddress, yahoo.com, there are many).  You access the mail through your regular browser and don't need a mail program on your computer.  The only problem is that some of the older browsers don't support the mailto: form. People using them will not be able to send you email from the link.  The good news is that not many people are still using these browsers.
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
chewymon earned 100 total points
ID: 1840810
Have you considered building a form for your page?  You can have the form info sent to an email address using the following form:
<FORM METHOD=POST ACTION="mailto:xxx@xxx.xxx">
</FORM>
To keep from being bombed by massive posts you can specify the MAXLENGTH in any field.  It will be impossible to enter more characters than specified.  If you are not familiar with building forms, I recommend Joe Barta's "Web Tutor" at: http://junior.apk.net/~jbarta/

A little more work than a simple email link, but you can make your page look more professional this way.  This method is supported in NN 3.x and up, but IE 3.0 does not support it well.  There are few other older browsers that do not support it, but this may not be a problem.

He gives very clear and complete instructions on forms and tables.  You then use a web based email service as mentioned in my previous comment to send the form information to.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:Shroom
ID: 1840811
I think he probly wants to know how to do somthing like expert exchange does like send mail to notify u when somthing is done, I would like to know this to could someone help me out?
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:chewymon
ID: 1840812
Shroom--You may be right. I don't think that it is possible in plain HTML.  E-E is set up with a C++ program that takes care of it.  The Form technique will send him a message every time someone clicks the submit button.  If the wants to send it other places, he can get set up with ListBot and send the mailto there.  It will then notify everyone on the list.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Not sure what the best email signature size is? Are you worried about email signature image size? Follow this best practice guide.
This article discusses four methods for overlaying images in a container on a web page
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to embed an audio file in a webpage using HTML5. Ensure your DOCTYPE declaration is set to HTML5: : The declaration should display (CODE) HTML5 is supported by the most recent versions of all major browsers…
The viewer will receive an overview of the basics of CSS showing inline styles. In the head tags set up your style tags: (CODE) Reference the nav tag and set your properties.: (CODE) Set the reference for the UL element and styles for it to ensu…
Suggested Courses

571 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question