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    Red face Newbie figuring out Dreamweaver and Web Designing on his own. Random Help required

    Hi, I'm a newbie and recently got my hands on a copy of Dreamweaver CS3 and have found this new passion for creating websites. I have no scripting knowledge and am trying to learn by reading online articles. My current problem is as follows:
    I manage to create a contact form for my contact page and using the Behaviour tag attributes I have set a validation on the form. Now How will this actually work? I mean when a user fills up info and clicks Submit, how do I define the email that the form will be processed and sent to. Can't seem to figure this part out. Can anyone please help me?

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    You have to either write a script to process it, or use one that's already created, tested and available either for free or for purchase.

    Your host more than likely has one pre-installed with your hosting account.

    Kelly

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    Thank you Kelly23 for the response. Yeah my thoughts exactly, I didnt know for sure at the time but I had a hunch that I'd need a script to process the data. You mentioned that there are some that are online and available for free. Can you let me know where perhaps? Thanks a ton once again

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    The easiest way would be to use one that's preinstalled on your hosting account.

    Otherwise, it depends on what languages your hosting account supports. There's a free script by Tectite that's written in PHP, or there's a couple of mail processing scripts here that are written in PERL that are also free.

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    Thank you so much for your help. Really appreciate it.

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    More about php scripts

    One way to tell if your server is capable of displaying and processing php is to create a page called 'phpinfo.php'. Just put this simple code in the page. Upload it to your server. Open it in a browser to display exactly what you have on your php server:

    <? phpinfo(); ?>

    Keep in mind that if you have MySQL database (phpinfo will display the fact if you do) you can save your user input data for future recall. You can use: 'Phpmyadmin' as your a db admin tool. You will need to access and write your data to the db as well as email it.

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