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How do I modify this value so that the online form sends results in the order that they are displayed in the form?  Right now, address 1 comes first, then address 2, city, etc.  I would prefer to have first name, last name, address, etc.  I believe I have to modfiy  the following but I don't know what to put in place of the value=alpha
<input type="hidden" name="form_order" value="alpha"/>

In addition, I would like the form results to appear IN the email body, not as an attachment. Any idea how to do that?

<!doctype html>
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<title>Final Touch Interiors : SE Wisconsin Interior and Exterior Painting Contractor</title>
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<body id="contact">

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      <h2>Low and Zero VOC Paints</h2>
      <p>We care about your health and the environment. Part of our commitment to our customers, our crew, our families and our community is to embrace green products, whenever possible. We offer and encourage the use of low and zero Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) paints and products. </p> 
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    <p>Call us at (920) 287-2808 for any interior or exterior painting and staining projects.   We are available Monday through Saturday from from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. No project is too big or too small.</p>
    <p>We work around your schedule. Right from your first phone call we will set up an appointment that's convenient for you. Work during the day? That's okay. Got kids to pick up or drop off? No problem - we make appointments for evenings and weekends too.</p>
    <p>Complete  the form below and we will contact you shortly.</p>
    <!-- BEGIN FORM -->
 <form action="/webformmailer.php" method="post"> 
<input type="hidden" name="subject" value="Submission" /> 
<input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="thankyou.html" />
    <table cellpadding="5" cellspacing="1" width="100%" class="contactFormTable" style="text-align: left;">
                <td style=" text-decoration: none; font-weight: normal;" align="left">
                <table cellpadding="9" cellspacing="1" width="100%" border="0" class="contactFormTable" style="text-align: left;">
                            <td valign="top" ><p><span id="formLabel_First" controlid="formElement_First">First Name</span></p></td>
                            <td valign="top" > <input type="text" name="FirstName" /></td>
                            <td valign="top" ><p><span id="formLabel_Last" controlid="formElement_Last">Last Name</span></p></td>
                            <td valign="top" ><input type="text" name="LastName" /></td>
                            <td valign="top" ><p><span id="formLabel_Street1" controlid="formElement_Street1">Address Street 1</span></p></td>
                            <td valign="top" ><input id="formElement_Street1" size="30" name="Address Street 1" labelid="formLabel_Street1" /></td>
                            <td valign="top" ><p><span id="formLabel_Street2" controlid="formElement_Street2">Address Street 2</span></p></td>
                            <td valign="top" ><input id="formElement_Street2" size="30" name="Address Street 2" labelid="formLabel_Street2" /></td>
                            <td valign="top" ><p><span id="formLabel_City" controlid="formElement_City">City</span></p></td>
                            <td valign="top" ><input name="City" id="formElement_City" size="30" labelid="formLabel_City" /></td>
                          <td valign="top" ><p><span id="formLabel_State2" controlid="formElement_State">State</span></p></td>
                          <td valign="top" ><select id="State" name="State2">
                            <option value="AL" selected="selected">AL</option>
                            <option value="AK">AK</option>
                            <option value="AZ">AZ</option>
                            <option value="AR">AR</option>
                            <option value="CA">CA</option>
                            <option value="CO">CO</option>
                            <option value="CT">CT</option>
                            <option value="DE">DE</option>
                            <option value="DC">DC</option>
                            <option value="FL">FL</option>
                            <option value="GA">GA</option>
                            <option value="HI">HI</option>
                            <option value="ID">ID</option>
                            <option value="IL">IL</option>
                            <option value="IN">IN</option>
                            <option value="IA">IA</option>
                            <option value="KS">KS</option>
                            <option value="KY">KY</option>
                            <option value="LA">LA</option>
                            <option value="ME">ME</option>
                            <option value="MD">MD</option>
                            <option value="MA">MA</option>
                            <option value="MI">MI</option>
                            <option value="MN">MN</option>
                            <option value="MS">MS</option>
                            <option value="MO">MO</option>
                            <option value="MT">MT</option>
                            <option value="NE">NE</option>
                            <option value="NV">NV</option>
                            <option value="NH">NH</option>
                            <option value="NJ">NJ</option>
                            <option value="NM">NM</option>
                            <option value="NY">NY</option>
                            <option value="NC">NC</option>
                            <option value="ND">ND</option>
                            <option value="OH">OH</option>
                            <option value="OK">OK</option>
                            <option value="OR">OR</option>
                            <option value="PA">PA</option>
                            <option value="RI">RI</option>
                            <option value="SC">SC</option>
                            <option value="SD">SD</option>
                            <option value="TN">TN</option>
                            <option value="TX">TX</option>
                            <option value="UT">UT</option>
                            <option value="VT">VT</option>
                            <option value="VA">VA</option>
                            <option value="WA">WA</option>
                            <option value="WV">WV</option>
                            <option value="WI">WI</option>
                            <option value="WY">WY</option>
                            <td valign="top" ><p><span id="formLabel_Zip" controlid="formElement_Zip">Zip Code </span>(5 digits)</p></td>
                            <td valign="top" >
                              <input name="Zip Code" id="formElement_Zip" size="5" maxlength="5" labelid="formLabel_Zip" /></td>
                            <td valign="top" ><p><span id="formLabel_DaytimePhone" controlid="formElement_DaytimePhone">Daytime Phone</span></p></td>
                            <td valign="top" ><input name="Daytime Phone" id="formElement_DaytimePhone" size="30" labelid="formLabel_DaytimePhone" /></td>
                            <td valign="top" ><p><span id="formLabel_EveningPhone" controlid="formElement_EveningPhone">Evening Phone</span></p></td>
                            <td valign="top" ><input name="Evening Phone" id="formElement_EveningPhone" size="30" labelid="formLabel_EveningPhone" /></td>
                            <td valign="top" ><p><span id="formLabel_liamE" controlid="formElement_liamE">Email</span></p></td>
                            <td valign="top" ><input type="text" name="email" /></td>
                            <td colspan="1" valign="top" ><p><span id="formLabel_17a53" controlid="formElement_17a53">I would like work on</span></p></td>
                            <td colspan="1" valign="top" ><select id="formElement_17a53" name="I would like work on" size="1">
                            <option value="Interior" selected="selected">Interior</option>
                            <option value="Exterior">Exterior</option>
                             <option value="Commerical">Commercial</option>
                            <option value="Deck/Fence">Deck/Fence</option>
                           <option value="Color Consultation">Color Consultation</option>
                            <td valign="top" ><p><span id="formLabel_Comments" controlid="formElement_Comments">Project</span> Details</p></td>
                            <td valign="top" ><textarea name="comments" cols="40" rows="10"></textarea></td>
                          <td >&nbsp;</td>
                          <td valign="top" ><input type="submit" name="submit" value="Submit"/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<input type="reset" name="reset" value="Reset"/></td>

<input type="hidden" name="form_order" value="alpha"/> <input type="hidden" name="form_delivery" value="hourly_digest"/> <input type="hidden" name="form_format" value="text"/> </form>

  <!-- END FORM -->

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(Question edited to put code into the code snippet ~Ray)
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Ray Paseur

8/22/2022 - Mon
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I think you have to show us webformmailer.php to get an answer...

ah, that doc is blocked.  I cannot make any changes to it.  : (

Without seeing the whole code there is no way for us to have enough understanding of the context to find a solution.

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Dave Baldwin

It turns out that data 'posted' thru a browser is not necessarily sent in the order you see it in the form.  'webformmailer.php' (and 'formmail.pl') just take what they are given and pass it on.  If you want it in a certain order in your email, you have to write a custom script that does what you want.

Also, 'webformmailer.php' on Godaddy is a major target for spammers since it is installed on every Godaddy web site.  Since I always write my own forms, I always delete it.

Ray, thanks for the code but I do not have access to php so I am unable to make any changes.  I would have thought that I could simply change the <input type="hidden" name="form_order" value="alpha"/> to something other than "alpha" but I guess that is not the case.  

Client was not interested in any type of online form that would cost extra.  I cautioned him  that he would open himself up to a lot of spam.
Dave Baldwin

I found one remaining copy of 'webformmailer.php' on my computer.  All it does is package up the form variables into a file and puts the file in an email 'pickup' directory for a server process to pick it up and mail it as an attachment.
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Ray Paseur

I do not have access to php...
You can't install any PHP scripts on the site?  I would be very surprised if that were true.  I'm suggesting that you replace the webformailer.php script with something of your own.  Then you can get the mail into any format that makes sense for your needs.