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    Forms

    Hi all. This is my first visit to this forum and I need help. I am very new to html and script writing. I have downloaded html scripts from javascript.internet.com to be able to add simple feedback forms to my website www.foto-artdesign.com The problem is I can get them to appear on the site but I can't get them to work i.e. send the message to my email address. Can someone help me set this up. I would be very grateful. I know its a pain for those experienced but we all have to start somewher. Also, do I need scipt on the actual server for this to work or will it work from embedded script on page alone? Thanks, Tony.

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    I think you need to change the line
    <form name=form onSubmit="return checkFields();">
    to
    <form name="form" onSubmit="return checkFields();" action="mailto:sales@foto-artdesign.com">

    This will display a warning box to the user, then send the email using their mail client. Alternatively, find out if you can get a server-side script to submit the email from your website host.

    Hope this helps

    Adam
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    Thanks Adam for replying. Your last comment is I think what I need. Where can I get the script? I would prefer the customer to write message in a form and send directly from the form, not open up default email.

    Tony.

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    It depends on what languages you have available on your server, such as PHP, ASP or Perl. Find out which server-side languages your host supports, then search for a "form-to-mail" script in that language.

    Adam
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    Thanks Adam. I have PHP. I will see what I can do.

    Cheers, Tony.

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