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:
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