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Best workaround for Non-FrontPage hosts?

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We use Frontpage for creating the basic structure of our clients' websites, and then tweak them with straight html. However, some of our clients have hosting plans already set up that don't support FrontPage server extensions. Then, of course, some of the components don't work when uploaded with ftp - such as hit counters, some text effects, and forms.

We've learned to work around most of these issues for the few clients that need it. My question is: Is there a good third-party source for e-mail forms that can be used in place of the FrontPage forms for these clients? We've tried some of the services like Bravenet, Freetools, etc., but haven't found anything decent.
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Hi Tequila

Your best workaround will be different for each type of server.

If the server platform is Win based, ASP/CDONTS is your best bet.

For UNIX, there is apparently there is a program called FormMail.  It's a CGI script.

HOWEVER, with both of the above, the component has to be installed on the server to use it.  Ususally, what I do if a customer is not hosting with me is check out the home page of their hosting company and see which components they offer.  99.9% of the time they tell you there which component you can have access to on their server.

HTH
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Tequila....are you there?
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Yes, sorry!
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Thanks for the points.

I hope there was enough info here to help you.  If you had required more I would have worked hard for you for that A ;-)

cu next time.
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