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just been asked to have a quick look at a site becuase there submit form does not work.

now when i do a submit form i do it in a server side langauge like CF, but this page is a html page and starts off like so...


<form name="form1" method="post" action="mailto:enquiry@louis-taylor.co.uk">


will the above work? there is some javascript at the top of the page also, but no idea what it does.

any help, many thanks
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by:Ivo Stoykov
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Hello pigmentarts,

check the mail server and error log....

HTH

I
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by:pigmentarts
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will do now...
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by:pigmentarts
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i dont have access, but i have tested the email address enquiry@louis-taylor.co.uk and it does work if i send a email direct using web mail so the email server is working.


should above work with just 'mailto' becuase i did not know you could just post like that.
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by:pigmentarts
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anyone?
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by:Ivo Stoykov
ID: 17136853
Hi pigmentarts,

yes mail may work but does your script has priviliges to send mails?

check your logs, or ask admins do check them. You have to check server and mail logs and application logs (if any).

if mail doesn't work the reasion is in the log.

regards

I
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by:pigmentarts
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called the server people, they stated there is no porblems. i sent a direct email and it got to them, from the form it does not go, they dont know why either?
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by:DreamMaster
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The above code will work, but only when it's used in combination with a user that has a mailclient.

If you try and submit this form, and you do not have a mailclient (like Outlook) installed..nothing will happen.

Why? Because "mailto:"  sends using your mailclient...not using the server.

Regards,
Max.
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by:pigmentarts
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so should outlook load up?
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by:dharmeshmaniar
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the above code will try to load default mail client of the users machine. (e.g outlook). It will open/load the default mail client if not already open/loaded.


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it does not try and do that on my machine and i do have outlook installed. they told me this was working and just stopped, have any updates been done on IE etc mean this outdated way no longer works?
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i have outlook and it never opens or trys to open? i have also tested on 4 other computers and no joy!

anymore ideas?
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Ivo Stoykov earned 1000 total points
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Hi pigmentarts,

check pemissions. in outlooks in tools options security usually stay Restricted Zone as a default setting.
Checking IE about settings of this probably will turn out that ActiveX are disabled or prompted. Thry to change the zone of the mail client or to set up the site into trusted sites or intranet

regards

I
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