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Thread: Search Box with Email Function
03-21-2013, 01:43 AM #1
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Search Box with Email Function
I would like to create a search box on my webpage with one added feature. If a user enters a value or string that cannot be found on the webpage, I would like the site to automatically send me an email with the said string or value that was entered. Before doing so, I would like a text box to popup and ask for the users email so that that information can be emailed to me as well allowing for me to respond to the user.
I'm not sure exactly how to go about adding these extra features. If someone could help me out that would be fantastic!
Thank you so much.
03-21-2013, 05:25 AM #2
The only guaranteed way to do this is to use server-side code (PHP, JSP, ASP, et al.) to send the email.
*SOME* browsers will be correctly connected to a user's email client so you can do it from the browser, but likely that is around 1/3 to 1/2 of all users. On top of that, the email clients often issue what look like dire warnings to the users, telling that their email address will be revealed, etc., etc., if they proceed.
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03-21-2013, 12:27 PM #3
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In addition, if you place an unobfuscated email address in your webpage, the bots will quickly find it and inundate you in spam.
Modern browsers no longer accept mailto: as a form action - they simply open the email program (if any) and ignore the form.
All the code given in this post has been tested and is intended to address the question asked.
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