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From an HTML Form to an Email Inbox

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Getting the HTML form data in the email inbox will be a very convenient way to collect user responses very quickly. Except, when you have hundreds of responses per day! Here are the methods you have to get the HTML form data in your email inbox.

One quick and simple method is to use the mailto:you@yourdomain.com in the action field of the form. This method is very simple; but has many drawbacks. See the article: Can JavaScript Email a Form?

Using Simfatic Forms Form Builder you can create web forms and get the form submissions by email. Simfatic Forms generates all the code. See: how to make web forms quickly.

Using a Formmail Script

A formmail script is a server side script that gathers the data submitted in the form and mails it to a given email address.

There are many formmail scripts available.(See the page Form mail script selection guide for details)

The following section describes how to use a form mail script Suppose the URL to the formmail script provided to you is http//someserver/cgi-bin/formmail.pl

give this URL in the action attribute of your form tag


<form action="http://someserver/cgi-bin/formmail.pl" method="post">
.....your input elements.....
</form>

Now you can give whatever input elements you want within the form tags.

There are some information that you should provide to the CGI program (like the email address to which the form-data should be sent) provide these data as hidden fields in the form (using )

Insert the Submit button.

Over! you are ready with your form.

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