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I have set up my email form and it is working well, but what I really want is in the action line to put some text in the subject line, and in the message body. I know how to get the text into the subject line (mailto:memydomain.com?subject=Test), but am unsure how to put text into the message body and I am sure I have seen it done - can anyone help me ? Thanks in advance...

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    Default Help with Dreamweaver Email Form

    I have set up my email form and it is working well, but what I really want is
    in the action line to put some text in the subject line, and in the message
    body.

    I know how to get the text into the subject line
    (mailto:memydomain.com?subject=Test), but am unsure how to put text into the
    message body and I am sure I have seen it done - can anyone help me ?

    Thanks in advance

    AlanAinslie Guest

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    Default Re: Help with Dreamweaver Email Form

    There are only two ways to process form data -

    1. Use mailto:namedomain.com as the action of the form
    2. Use a server-side scripting method to a) harvest the form's data, b)
    process it in some manner, e.g., enter it into a database, c) formulate and
    send an email to one or more email recipients, and d) redirect the visitor
    to some ending page

    Method 1 is quite simple, and is also the least reliable. It depends both
    on your visitor having an email client already installed on their computer -
    this eliminates public computers, or home users without email clients
    installed (more and more it seems) - and on the installed email client
    responding to
    the mailto call. It is not possible to use this method *and* send the
    visitor to a
    thank you page as well.

    Method 2 is the preferred method, since it eliminates the problems of method
    1, but it means that you have to grapple with server-scripting somehow (ASP,
    CF, PHP, perl, etc.).

    You would have to decide which of these methods is best for your needs,
    but if it's Method 2, then start by asking your host what they provide for
    form
    processing.

    If you are determined to use method 1, then use this -

    mailto:memydomain.com?subject=Test&body=this is your body message

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    "AlanAinslie" <webforumsusermacromedia.com> wrote in message
    news:e10n5a$9ro$1forums.macromedia.com...
    >I have set up my email form and it is working well, but what I really want
    >is
    > in the action line to put some text in the subject line, and in the
    > message
    > body.
    >
    > I know how to get the text into the subject line
    > (mailto:memydomain.com?subject=Test), but am unsure how to put text into
    > the
    > message body and I am sure I have seen it done - can anyone help me ?
    >
    > Thanks in advance
    >

    Murray *ACE* Guest

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    Default Re: Help with Dreamweaver Email Form

    Thanks for that - much appreciated.
    AlanAinslie Guest

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    Default Re: Help with Dreamweaver Email Form

    You're welcome.

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    Murray --- ICQ 71997575
    Adobe Community Expert
    (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
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    "AlanAinslie" <webforumsusermacromedia.com> wrote in message
    news:e12h82$n8l$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > Thanks for that - much appreciated.

    Murray *ACE* Guest

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