troubleshooting Question

Edit a Perl File then Upload via FTP

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I am trying to do something that should be simple.  However, I am trying to do it so it is not.

1.  I am trying to implement a formmail script called:  NMS Formmail.  It can be found here:
2.  I think my problem is that when I edit the file I am using the wrong editor and/or saving it incorrectly and/or uploading to the server incorrectly.  Here is what I am doing:

1.  Edit with Notepad
2.  I make the changes I believe are necessary according to the directions.
3.  I click on Save As and select these options:
            File Name:  formmail
       Save as Type:  Text Documents (*.txt)
              Encoding:  Ansi

4.  I then upload via FTP in BINARY mode to my host server.  The server shows the file as a PL file but it does not work AT ALL.  It is not a configuration problem with the file.  It is uploaded to the correct cgi-bin directory.  I am uploading the darn file or saving it incorrectly I am sure.  Can someone help?


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