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    I've discovered that setting up a form via regular HTML using form action=mailto:blah@blah.com is dependent upon the user's SMTP mail setup. What's the 2nd easiest way to setup a form submission? Is that CGI/Perl? Do all webservers support this? Any guides for setting this up? Thanks.

    I should add that I have experience with dynamic web languages that can do this, but I need to keep it as simple as possible since I don't believe the webserver will have any application server (middleware) support.

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    PHP, there's a tutorial in the tutorials forum. In fact, it's only really one line of code.
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    Supported without installing anything on the webserver ?

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    Almost all servers have PHP installed... you don't need MySQL or anything, just PHP. I'd check.. but chances are it's installed.
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    Originally posted by Brak
    Almost all servers have PHP installed
    Well rh71's server apparently doesn't.

    Try searching for formmail.cgi on google... not quite as elegant as PHP, but it does the trick:

    [searchweb]formmail.cgi[/searchweb]

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    This site has some interesting info on it:

    http://www.datapunch.com/support/formmail.htm

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    He never said it didn't... and considering even free hosts (lycos) offer PHP support, it's kind of becoming a standard. You can do it with CGI (as mentioned) but it's harder to implement.
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