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Hi I have bee searching for the solution to this problem. I need to use a form to send surveys via email using a Sharpc HPC mobilon 4600.
I created a small html page using the form emailto:user@mail.com, the problem is when I fill the information and then click submit, the html page bring pocket outlook but the information is missing, I tested it in my computer and it works but in pocket outlook it does not work.
Any help will be apreciated.
Also if you have sugestions on using a different route I will apreciate.

Thank you
Diego
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by:cyberbull
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Here is the code I have

<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
<title>Your email address</title>
</head>
<body>
<form action="mailto:user@mail.com?subject=survey form 2" enctype="text/plain" method="post">
Your email address:<br>
<input type="text" name="emailAddress" size=64 maxlength=64>
<br>Your name:<br>
<input type="text" name="theName" size=23 maxlength=64>
<br>Your comments:<br>
<textarea name="theComments" rows=12 cols=55></textarea>
<p><input type=submit value="Send"></p>
<p><input type=reset value="Recycle!">
</p>
</form>
</body>
</html>
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by:seanpowell
ID: 11786835
Mailto as a protocol has been terribly unreliable - it's possible that Pocket Outlook is reacting to that. (I know that Outlook 2003 no longer accepts commas used as separators in the syntax, for instance.)

Perhaps someone may know of a specific remedy. If not, we could also move your question to the Outlook TA...
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by:theprankstanator
ID: 11798540
You could also try removing the spaces...

%20 is the code for space.

<form action="mailto:user@mail.com?subject=survey%20form%202" enctype="text/plain" method="post">
or
<form action="mailto:user@mail.com?subject=survey_form_2" enctype="text/plain" method="post">

Christian

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by:russmichaels
ID: 11800978
you should use a proper form mailser script rather than relying on the method you are using, because users can disable forms from sending email in their outlook.

There are plenty of free such scripts, just have a look  here

http://www.resourceindex.com/


Russ
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by:klykken
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What Russ said.
Depending on what server side language you have available, you will find one that is compatible in that language.

-klykken
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by:sgreeny12
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I would use php for this. In html all the mailto: does is open up a web emailing program. In order to handle a form you need to go serverside. I dont know exactly what your looking for? A mailing list or a form handler so they can submit a form? Let me know.
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by:cyberbull
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What I am trying to do is use a HPC (old Nec Mobilepro running windows Ce 2.11), I would like to some data and then store it so I can later send it via email. The person who is going to use the HPC does not know nothing about computers, so my idea was to use pocket outlook to store the data and when a connection to the internet becomes availible have outlook send the data via pop3.
I have been reading a lot about my problem, and what I might going to do is install a server side software called pocket apache, which is a php server for the hpc.
If any body has any better subjections please let me know.
Thank you everybody...

Diego
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by:sgreeny12
ID: 11842101
Actually I think that is a great idea. Good luck.
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