Register

If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    2
    Member #
    629
    I spent almost 2 hours creating this e-mail form but it's not working!!

    I guess I need to hook it up to an e-mail server in which to send the form information to the e-mail address? Because it says it can't send since no e-mail program is set up to use internet shortcuts. I have no idea how to fix this.

    It also give me a message that says it's not secure - but since the rescue can't buy a security program that scrambles the info I guess we'll have to put up with that message comign up everytime.

    Here's the web page:

    http://www.geocities.com/kimsarkresc...orderform.html

    I would be soooo greatful if you could help me out!!!

    Thanks so much!

    JoAnna


    :classic:

  2.  

  3. #2
    Guest
    I found these threads that look to be similar to yours. Do any of them help?



    If they don't a human will be along soon anyway to help you out more.

  4. #3
    Senior Member filburt1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Maryland, US
    Posts
    11,774
    Member #
    3
    Liked
    21 times
    For once HelperBot gives useful results!

    The only way to submit a form on Geocities or any other HTML-only host is via the user's e-mail client and that's considered unprofessional. Check out the links that HelperBot posted for a discussion on what you can do.
    filburt1, Web Design Forums.net founder
    Site of the Month contest: submit your site or vote for the winner!

  5. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    2
    Member #
    629
    Thanks for the quick response...

    so if I need to stay on Geocities, my options are either to send the form via my own e-mail server (I'm not sure what exactly that entails) or do that form action code that you posted in the "E-mail forms w/o PHP" thread - although I'm not sure how that is different form the form action code I put in my existing web page form...

    Sorry I'm a little confused because I've never done a working e-mai lform before and I haven't worked with HTML in awhile - so it's taking me awhile to get back into the groove of things.

    Thanks though for all your help

  6. #5
    Unpaid WDF Intern TheGAME1264's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Not from USA
    Posts
    14,483
    Member #
    425
    Liked
    2783 times
    7trainrat: most free hosts (if not all) won't allow any form-to-email applications due to the resource they can drain is disallowed. This isn't very much but anything on a free host that could possibly increase the server load other than the really bulky advertiser code and ads is frowned upon.
    If I've helped you out in any way, please pay it forward. My wife and I are walking for Autism Speaks. Please donate, and thanks.

    If someone helped you out, be sure to "Like" their post and/or help them in kind. The "Like" link is on the bottom right of each post, beside the "Share" link.

    My stuff (well, some of it): My bowling alley site | Canadian Postal Code Info (beta)

  7. #6
    Member michiepoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    68
    Member #
    598
    Hey! There's still hope!! Here's what I like to do for my forms...sign up at http://www.bravenet.com ...and then register for their free "E-Mail Form/Quickmailer." It works perfectly for people on Geocities, Tripod, etc., because all of the form processing is done on Bravenet's reliable servers. The nice thing about Bravenet is that they don't litter everything with ads...instead, you have the option to send your visitors to a thank you page on your own site!

    The results will be sent to you via e-mail (you won't get that security message anymore). The users' e-mail client will NOT be involved. Nifty, huh?
    The hardest thing about the world is to live in it. (Buffy).


Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:17 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.3
Copyright © 2019 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
vBulletin Skin By: PurevB.com