Help with Forms <mailto> option
Tryin to figure this out still...
I am making a small database where people can order items off our website (its a game called Ultima Online, where they can buy ingame items for gold, non profit $$)
Thats the website of the form im working on. Frustrating. I can get everythign to work, but when I receive the email, I get one line with all the information on there. Thats bad... and confusing.
What I am trying to do is receive the email with everything returned, or view it as I see the website, that would be ideal. To receive an email, that looks like the website, with the spaces filled in.
Anyway, I tryed some advice earler, called a --WEBBOT-SELF-- command, but It did not work, and I was at a dead end with it, if anybody has any advice of what I can do, please help.
My Email address is Webmaster@saintsofnapa.com, my ICQ is 409707. Or respond here, I'll be checking through the night, and tomarrow while im at work.
use a server side language. Using the mailto opetion does not allow you to send html emails. If you used a php asp etc mailer it would work fine. Also a mailto form only works if the user has a main client on their machine.
As PeOfEo says, you really need a server side code.
In the meantime, open your page in notepad, and change the line
<form action="mailto:Webmaster@Saintsofnapa.com" method="post">
<form action="mailto:Webmaster@Saintsofnapa.com" method="post" enctype="text/plain">
(it's quite near the top - just after the <body etc> tag.)
Which should fix your immediate problem.
Also, Word/Frontpage is not the best way to create a website...
What server side languages do you have? Then we could probably find a script for you.
Thanks for the help man.
Ya got me on those languages, im still a severe newbie on building webpages.
If you look at your hosting deal, it should tell you what server side languages you have available to you. Then there are some simple scripts you can set up to handle it for you. They're a bit more reliable than the mailto - anyone using a browser based email client - like AOL, can't use a mailto. Unless they've updated it.
Go to your hosts faq page and see what they support. You are looking for one of the following:
if you dont see anything about any of these chances are your host doesnt allow you to use a server side language. If you cant find anything contact their support. If they tell you that they dont support it you either need to look for a new host or you need to go to a feedback center to control your forms, such as www.response-o-matic.com
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