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I have a Contact Us form and would like to have the email sent to the person that is selected from a drop-down box.

Is there an easy way to do this??? Thanks
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Question by:LTurk
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by:MHQ
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Do you have a cgi or similar to handle to sendinbg of the e-mail or do you mean opening up the visitors mail-program with the correct adress?

/MHQ
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by:LTurk
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I created most of the site with DreamWeaver but I created the Contact Us Form with Front Page because it is so easy to do in Front Page.  Therefore I didn't have to bother with a cgi.

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You still need a serverside function to send the mail unless you use the visitors own mailing program. I guess this is what you are planning on doing so let me work out a solution for you.

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by:LTurk
ID: 6302579
I'm still a beginner at web pages so I'm not sure what I need or use. But there's hope - I am signing up for some classes next week:) But in front page all you do is create the form,go into the form properties, and type in the email address of where you want the info to be emailed to. I think i read somewhere that it does create a cgi for you but it is hidden and not something you can edit.
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by:MHQ
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This should do it for you!

<script>
function mail(tt)
{
if (tt.form.myselect.value!="") {
tt.form.action="mailto:"+tt.form.myselect.value+"?subject="+tt.form.mysubject.value+"&body="+tt.form.themessage.value+"&";
tt.form.submit();
}
 else {
alert("You must choose a recipient!");
}
return false;
}
</script>
<form action="mailto:BobA@yy.com" name=myform>
Recipient:<br>
<select name=myselect>
<option value="">Select a person
<option value=BobA@yy.com>Bob A
<option value=BobB@yy.com>Bob B
<option value=BobC@yy.com>Bob C
<option value=BobD@yy.com>Bob D
</select>
<br>
Subject:<br>
<input type=text name=mysubject>
<br>
Message:<br>
<textarea name=themessage>
Type your message here
</textarea>
<br>
<input type=button value=Send email onclick=mail(this);>
</form>

Regards,
MHQ
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by:LTurk
ID: 6302691
Does all that go into the Submit Button?
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MHQ earned 100 total points
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Copy and paste the code below into the code of new document.

As you can see, I have removed the submit button and andded a regular button instead which calls the function that constructs the message and sends it.

I don't know how used you are to working directly with the code of HTML and javascript, if you need more explanation, just say so.

<html>
<head>
<script>
function mail(tt)
{
if (tt.form.myselect.value!="") {
tt.form.action="mailto:"+tt.form.myselect.value+"?subject="+tt.form.mysubject.value+"&body="+tt.form.themessage.value+"&";
tt.form.submit();
}
else {
alert("You must choose a recipient!");
}
return false;
}
</script>
</head>
<body>
<form action="mailto:BobA@yy.com" name=myform>
Recipient:<br>
<select name=myselect>
<option value="">Select a person
<option value=BobA@yy.com>Bob A
<option value=BobB@yy.com>Bob B
<option value=BobC@yy.com>Bob C
<option value=BobD@yy.com>Bob D
</select>
<br>
Subject:<br>
<input type=text name=mysubject>
<br>
Message:<br>
<textarea name=themessage>
Type your message here
</textarea>
<br>
<input type=button value=Send email onclick=mail(this);>
</form>
</body>
</html>

Regards,
MHQ
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Glad it worked as you wanted! =)
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