I've created a form, and I'd like to use the person's email address (which they enter in a field), as the reply address, so that the recipient of the form, can just hit reply to, and it will go to the person's email address.
The first thing I have to ask is why?
Most email clients automatically open the 'create new message' option when an email address is clicked on, (or reply to is selected) with the email address automatically inserted in the 'To' field.
Sure, what form script are you currently using?
Actually it's not just a mailto: link that I'm talking about. I've created a <form> and want the email address that the visitor enters to become the reply-to. My web host is telling me that he's getting the reply-tos currently.
It's just the script that is provided by my webhost.
From their documentation:
FormMail Clone is clone of Matt Wright's FormMail under a less restrictive license. It should behave almost exactly as FormMail.cgi, but is completely written from scratch, so there might be a few minor visual differences.
What is the name of the form field where the visitor enters their email address?
The field is just labled "Your Email Address" but the field name is actually "replyto". I could call it anything, but that's what it was set when I inherited it.
<input type="text" name="replyto"
If it's a clone of Matts, then it should be named 'email'
Yes, I understand it is a clone of Matt's. So if I rename the field should it automatically pick it up?
Yep, it should.
And... IT IS!!!
thanks for your help!