3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 15, 2009 4:40 AM by Newsgroup_User

    submitting form results

    jasondenislars
      hi i was wondering could someone tell me how to make forms submittable. i heard about getting them send to a third party who can email them to the owner of the web site. could someone tell me all about this please?
        • 1. Re: submitting form results
          ksb43
          I've used this free one before:
          http://www.tectite.com/

          It takes some setting up but it has decent documentation. This is PHP based so you'll have to have the ability to use PHP on your web server.

          I think most hosting providers include some type of basic form processing scripts so check with your provider.
          • 2. Re: submitting form results
            bregent Most Valuable Participant
            Please search this forum for form mail. It's been asked and answered here hundreds of times.
            • 3. Re: submitting form results
              Level 7
              There are only two ways to process form data -

              1. Use mailto:name@example.com as the action of the form
              2. Use a server-side scripting method to a) harvest the form's data, b)
              process it in some manner, e.g., enter it into a database, c) formulate and
              send an email to one or more email recipients, and d) redirect the visitor
              to some ending page

              Method 1 is quite simple, and is also the least reliable. It depends both
              on your visitor having an email client already installed on their computer -
              this eliminates public computers, or home users without email clients
              installed (more and more it seems) - and on the installed email client
              responding to
              the mailto call. It is not possible to use this method *and* send the
              visitor to a
              thank you page as well.

              Method 2a is the preferred method, since it eliminates the problems of
              method
              1, but it means that you have to grapple with server-scripting somehow (ASP,
              CF, PHP, perl, etc.).

              Method 2b would be to use some third-party form processing, like
              http://www.bebosoft.com/products/formstogo/.

              You would have to decide which of these methods is best for your needs,
              but if it's Method 2a, then start by asking your host what they provide for
              form
              processing. If it's 2b, then read their FAQ/instructions carefully.


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              "jasondenislars" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > hi i was wondering could someone tell me how to make forms submittable. i
              > heard
              > about getting them send to a third party who can email them to the owner
              > of the
              > web site. could someone tell me all about this please?
              >