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Nov 7th, 2010, 05:37 PM
My problem is two fold;
a) When the E-Mail comes in it comes in .att form which can not be opened unless I assign a program. I assigned MS Word & I get this: toon=DonaldDuck&toon=ScoobyDoo
b) I would like it so that it looks like this on seperate lines:
Reason is that I have a list of 153 check off items & if they are all in a row it's impossible to understand what the heck I have especially with it comes to numerical information.
This is the entire code:
This is the site with selected checkboxes:
This is what I get in E-Mail:
I have stumped other forums with this problem.
I hope I get better results here.

Nov 7th, 2010, 06:08 PM
Not clear who's doing what. Are you sending the email with the html code you posted? Or just receiving it?
Or are you generating it from an html page and sending it to yourself?
And assuming the last, what are you doing with the results once you've got them?
Are these being entered manually somewhere?

Cancel all that, twigged now. Two solutions:

1. Quick and dirty, if you're in Word, with toon=DonaldDuck&toon=ScoobyDoo find and replace '&' with a Manual Line Break character.
2. Better, if your server supports php, send your form to a php email script that formats the data from your form and sends it to you in a html formatted email.

Nov 7th, 2010, 06:10 PM
Are you the only one who will be dealing with these files, or will the general public? They should be opened in Notepad or another plain text editor as they are ASCII coded files. It's certainly possible to convert them to a more human readable and usable format but a lot depends on who is using them and how. It may be needed to send them to a server for processing and have the server send the email.

Nov 7th, 2010, 06:16 PM
The form is sent to me only.
I just downloaded a .ATT reader & it reads it the correct way.
Thanks guys!

Next question in the next post...

Major Payne
Nov 8th, 2010, 09:42 AM
Might help for future use:

Recommend using a server-side script language if your web site allows it. Otherwise, you will have to use a client-side dependent "mailto:" action to get the form info sent to you.

Your current hosting package MUST allow SMTP ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_Mail_Transfer_Protocol ) to work. Otherwise, no email can be sent.

PHP: Sending Email Tutorial (Text/HTML/Attachments): http://www.webcheatsheet.com/php/send_email_text_html_attachment.php

Use any of the below sites to make the workable form you need:

For making forms:

These are really good online form makers. Just follow the instructions for making it and uploading file(s).

Contact Form Generator: http://www.tele-pro.co.uk/scripts/contact_form/
WYSIWYG Form Maker: http://www.jotform.com/?gclid=CNKhqei1wJ4CFRQhnAod6laUqA
Ajax - Creating an HTML Form: http://www.tizag.com/ajaxTutorial/ajaxform.php

http://www.reconn.us/content/view/12/34/ (Download - Contact Us Script)

Form Service: http://www.mycontactform.com/
Online Free Tool, PHP Contact Form Code Generator: http://www.htmlbasix.com/contactform.shtml
PHP Mailer Script Step by Step: http://www.htmlgoodies.com/beyond/php/article.php/3855686
PHP Sending E-mails: http://www.w3schools.com/PHP/php_mail.asp

Freebie: Good looking Fluid Contact Form: http://www.flashuser.net/flash-components/freebie-good-looking-flash-contact-form.html

Nov 8th, 2010, 05:30 PM
Wow! That was a lot of info!
Thank you very much for your time. It is MUCH appreciated.
I will get into checking theses sites right now.

Major Payne
Nov 9th, 2010, 12:49 AM
You're welcome. Hope they are still good links as I haven't used some of those sites in some time. There are a few that allow you to really customize your form and generates all the code for you. Just follow their instructions for using it.