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nickHiebert
11-21-2009, 01:24 AM
View it live here - nickhiebert.com/test_site/contact.html

This is what I'm using now

<form action="MAILTO:sampleemail@email.com" method="post" enctype="text/plain">
Name:<br>
<input type="text" name="name" size="40">
<br>
<br />
Email:<br>
<input type="text" name="mail" size="40">
<br>
<br />
Subject:<br>
<input type="text" name="subject" size="40">
<br>
<br />
Message:<br>
<textarea rows="8" cols="31"></textarea><br />
<br />
<input type="submit" value="Send">
<input type="reset" value="Reset">
</form>

The problem I'm having is not working. Anyone know of any other ways? I found a sample of this and modified it from this link - w3schools.com/html/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml_form_mail

Help would be appreciated

Thanks

Excavator
11-21-2009, 01:40 AM
Hello again nickHiebert,
A mailto may not be the best way to go. Have a look at this page. (http://apptools.com/rants/mailto.php)

prasanthmj
11-21-2009, 10:11 AM
mailto may not work in all conditions see:
Email form using 'mailto' (http://www.html-form-guide.com/email-form/email-form-mailto.html)

and
How to get email from html form submission (http://www.html-form-guide.com/email-form/html-email-form.html)



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