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    I am trying to create a simple e-mail list form where people submit their name and email to met in order to subcribe to a newsletter. The action code i was taught was <action: mailto:johndoe@gmail.com?subject=emailinfo>. This however, opens up a new mailto email window instead of just automatically submitting the info they entered in the text boxes. How can I make the submit button send the info in the text boxes directly to me? Thanks

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    I think you might want to go with some kind of server side web scripting language like PHP or ASP or a PERL script. Search around for "form mail". I have to warn you though, that quite a few of the "form mail" scripts out there contain flaws that let spammers "hack" so to speak the script to send their mail.

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    kingmundi is correct. If you can use php, check out php.net/mail as a starting point.

    Also, I've never heard of a form having an action of mailto, an email address, or really anything static. The action indicates the script <form action="mailform.php" method="post">
    Shani

    I have an eye for detail like you'd never believe.

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    Also check what your webhost provides. Typically webhosts give you some sort of form mailer script -- usually a Perl-based CGI one.


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