Using a CGI to submit a form via email

Posted on 1998-12-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
Does anyone have a script that will take an email address and subject entered from a form (post method) and mail the text from that form to the email address.  Preferably using elm, but will settle for anything.  Also, if possible, attach a .gif to the message or embed it.

This would be extremely helpful!


Question by:rellik
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I am not sure if it lets you attach files though...

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I want to weather you would like to install blat on your server  or and if you can then I have a solution do replay..

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Formmail does not let you attach files.  The best way to do what you want is to send a MIME complient message and encode the file in Base-64 within your Perl CGI.  I have a script which does this based on  the MIME routine you can find in the Perl Library.
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He didn't answer the question, he just refered me to web page that talks about submitting form mail.

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sdjjm earned 200 total points
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I posted a Perl script last week that will take input  from an HTML form, parse the data,  and generate email using sendmail.   It works well, and  you can add the MIME routines to it if you want to attach a file..   If you want to use Perl, you can find the script at:


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Since you can install blat on server then it is simple.
Just store the data of form in a temporary txt file and use the commannd
open(MAIL,"|$mailprog temp.txt -s \"subject\" -f \"$in{'email'}\" -t \"$recipient\"");
         print MAIL "\n\n";

I hope the few lines of code may solve your problem

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