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I am working with a cgi mail form called cgiemail that was offered by my webhost (it seems it is very common).

 I have tried everything and I seriously think there is a guide circulating around the Internet with wrong information:  http://web.mit.edu/wwwdev/cgiemail/user.html#template for setting up the form page action.

Here is my form page:
http://www.dream-kitchen-pantry.com/ebook/feedback.html 

My form action goes to http://www.dream-kitchen-pantry.com/cgi-bin/cgiecho/cgi-bin/results.txt and it works.  Then the guide says to replace cgiecho with cgiemail - then it breaks.  Somewhere with all of my testing I stopped getting a server error and it just forwards to my website.  

According to the directions, I have saved the txt file as ASCII with text only with line breaks.  I have tried a bazillion paths to the text file, including moving it out of the cgi bin.  AND I have given it 755 permissions.  I have another results.txt file in ebook/results.txt which path I have used to look like this http://www.dream-kitchen-pantry.com/cgi-bin/cgiemail/ebook/results.txt 

Elsewhere someone on the internet said  their webhost told them that their cgiemail should have had a cgi extension, so I renamed it.

I tried cgiemail.cgi in the pathname.

I have heard of other suggestions for form mail - it is just a matter of pride now that I can't get this darn thing to work!!  I know one of you will come along and say you can't have a txt file, but you take a look at this guide going around the internet and see for your own eyes what it says...

- Sweet Iowa
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Holy batman!  I found it!  I used a dreamweaver form to create the form, and it stuck in this:  name="ebookfeedback"  - when I removed it everything worked!!!

Since I can't pay myself points, I'm paying myself in BEER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-Sweet Iowa
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