I want a user to fill out a form and when they click submit, that form gets sent to an email address..
i've tried action="mailto:email@example.com" but that isn't want i'm looking to do. that opens a compose email window.
I'm wanting it to send the results of the form behind the scenes, and also send that them to a success page when the form is submitted.
This server has cgi - it has sendmail, but it is not a *.pl
there is a script on the server that the last webmaster put in, but it is very complicated and doesn't work. do you have a simple sendmail script i could use?
The thing to worry about with this old method, is that it will require the user/client to have a way for the broswer to send email. Internet explorer work use the default email client i think. It may not be compatible etc.
Another method is using POST method to a PHP, ASP, etc script or a CGI script/program. This method could use the sendmail program on a *nix box and send to a given email address. This is the most broswer compatible method, but you may need a lot of validation. There are tons of examples out there.