March 7th, 2002, 03:41 PM #1
Internet Forms-Mailing them Automatically
(just a preview, this isn't the final thing, and won't be there after March 31st)
My boss gave me an assignment Tuesday to create a submission form for DHCP, so people will quit calling in to submit cases for new computers. My deadline is Friday at 5:00.
Well, the form itself is created, and now all that has to happen is for three emails to be sent out: one to the helpdesk (@gasou.edu) and the other (blind cc) to hardware (@gasou.edu). The third will be sent back to the client (who filled the form out) IF and only if the email address box is filled in.
The webpage will be posted on our CaTS server here on campus (Computer and Technology Services) if that helps any.
the current html code is a mailto: command which brings up the default mailing client for the computer. Some professors prefer Eudora, others Outlook, and still others refuse either one and use webmail (such as yahoo, hotmail, or the university-provided mail).
1.) How will the web-mail people "send" the email out?
2.) How do I get the subject of the email to say what I want it to?
3.) How do I get the email to send itself to whatever is in the email box on the form (the variable name is "email"), or not send one if the box is blank?
A guy here at work has been helping me (I'm new to source codes, period) since Tuesday, but hasn't figured out any of the above. So I need help!
Thanks in Advance!
March 8th, 2002, 02:51 PM #2
hmmm...I think I found a cgi script that will do two out of the three things I need. So exactly how do I set this up? I know that <form action=(blahblahblah).cgi> has to be there, but what's this I'm reading about the server being perl-compatible? (I know that cgi is perl language)
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