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    Forms Text Missing

    I have tried repeatedly to get my forms to work properly.
    They send the user to my email box.
    But any message typed within the form text area does not show. Which makes the text box useless.
    Below is the way I inputed the data.
    What am I doing wrong?
    Thank you for your assistance.


    <FORM METHOD="POST" ACTION="mailto:radrook2@aol.com">
    <INPUT TYPE="text" NAME="Email" SIZE="30">
    <INPUT TYPE="submit">
    <INPUT TYPE="reset">
    </form>


    <FORM METHOD="POST" ACTION="mailto:radrook2@aol.com">
    <TEXTAREA NAME="comment" ROWS=6 COLS=40>
    </TEXTAREA>
    <INPUT TYPE="submit">
    <INPUT TYPE="reset">
    <INPUT TYPE="radio" NAME="heading of button" VALUE="button name">
    </form>

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    The whole point of the mailto: command is to invoke an instance of Outlook Express. Though, this method is outdated these days.

    To have the data from within a form control emailed to you, it should be done from the server using a server-side scripting language such as CGI, ASP, PHP, etc...

    Regards,
    Andrew Buntine.

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    Thank you.

    I was simply following the directions given at this site under te subject heading of Forms. So I assumed that the method was workable. Why does this site offer this method I used as a way of doing this? IF it's only going to lead to frustration why offer it as a viable alternative?

    Just curious.

    Kind Regards.

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    You read that on this site? What is the URL?

    Regards.

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    Under the forms section at:

    http://www.webdeveloper.com

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