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Last Modified: 2010-04-09
How do you send a form's(html) results to a specific email address?

e.g: the user type in his/her personal info in a registration form. When the submit button is clicked, the info must be automatically sent to a certain email address in our company
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If you're running IIS and the server has SMTP mail enabled, you can use CDONTS.  As an example:

    Dim MyBody
    Dim MyCDONTSMail

    Set MyCDONTSMail = CreateObject("CDONTS.NewMail")
    MyCDONTSMail.From= request.form("them@theirserver.com")
    MyCDONTSMail.To= "theguyinside@yourcompany.com"
    MyCDONTSMail.Subject="Stuff from the form"
    MyBody = "I put in the form" request.form("formfield") & vbCrLf
    MyBody = MyBody & "and here it is.
    MyCDONTSMail.Body= MyBody
    set MyCDONTSMail=nothing

- modified from http://www.powerasp.com/content/hintstips/asp-email.asp

You can try this..

at your <form> tag add the action to email

ie. <form action="mailto:emailaddresshere">

then at the button just use a simple submit button

ie. <input type="submit" value="valuehere">

You can try mailto - but as has been pointed out already, its is exceptionally unreliable so doing so is a very bad idea.
The best way I have been able to find is to use ASP.  Below is a sample of 2 files which are necessary to do it this way.  The first is form.html which goes to form_process.asp when submit is clicked.

<form name="form" method="POST" action="form_process.asp">
<input type="text" name="fName" size="20">
<input type="text" name="lName" size="20"><br>
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Submit">
<input type="reset" name="reset" value="reset">


mailbody="<HTML>" & _
"<body bgcolor='#FFFFE8' text='#000000'>" & _
"<div align='center'>" & _
"<font face='verdana' size='4'>" & _
"<b>Form Name<br>" & _
"</font>" & _
"</div>" & _
"<br><br>" & _
" " & request.Form("fName") & _
" " & request.Form("lName") & _
" "
Dim recipiant
recipiant = "email@company.com"
Set Mail = Server.CreateObject("CDONTS.NewMail")
Mail.From = request.Form("email")
Mail.To = recipiant
Mail.Subject = "Form Name"
Mail.Body  = mailbody
Mail.BodyFormat = 0
Mail.MailFormat = 0
set mail = Nothing

response.Write("<body bgcolor='#FFFFE8' text='#000000'>")
response.Write("<div align='center'>")
response.Write("<font size='4'>")
response.Write("<b>THANK YOU</b>")
response.Write("<br>Your responses have been submitted.<br>")
response.Write("We appreciate you taking time to complete this form.")
response.Write("<a href='http://www.somepage.com'>Go to Some Page</a>")

The last part is optional. If you want you can just have it go right back to the form or any other page by putting:


Hope this helps.


Hello FrancoisBenthoys. I have a good HTML code for you. you can easily put in your e-mail address in to the <form action="mailto:username@service.com?subject=Affiliation" method="post" enctype="text/plain">

Heres the code:
<font size="3" face="Stop">
<form action="mailto:emjay110@hotmial.com?subject=Affiliation" method="post" enctype="text/plain">
  <p><font color="#336699"><b><font size +10>
  <input type="name" value="Name:" size="20" name="1"><br>
  <input type="webpage" value="Last Name:" size="20" name="2"><br>
  <input type="age" value="Age:" size="20" name="3"><br>
  <input type="Hits/perday" value="Address:" size="20" name="4"><br>
  <input type="allhits" value="Postal Code:" size="20" name="5"><br>
  <input type="submit" value="Submit" style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255); background-color: rgb(51, 102, 153);">


Go ahead and try it.

If you need more help on your website you can e-mail me at zeyad_abdulghani@hotmail.com

"""I'm fully advanced!"""

Oh yea, this is a short code, however this would work if the user is sending his/her information using her specific e-mail program like Outlook. When clicking the submit button, his/her Outlook will automatically send the information that were typed in the text boxes, or combo boxes on your site to your e-mail. You can change your e-mail.

If you edit the form in Frontpage 2000 or beyond, you should see a visible outline on the whole form. You can add other features like radio buttons, check buttons and it will simply work. You can add as many of them as u like.
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