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FORM MAIL

Our Form Mail System allows data entered in your interactive forms to be emailed directly to the Contact email address for your account. This is the address listed in the User Information section of your Site Manager.



Setting up your forms to use Form Mail

You can set up your forms to use Form Mail by logging into your Site Manager and clicking on the "Form Mail" link. This will give you detailed instructions including a quick example you can cut and paste into any of your web pages.

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Required form fields

Your mail forms must start with the following HTML code:

<form method=post action=
"http://accounts.webhosts-manager.com/cgi-bin/hosting/user_formmail.cgi">
<input type="hidden" name="account" value="YourUsernameHere">
<input type="hidden" name="cata" value="accounts">

Most problems with Form Mail are caused by not including the 2 hidden fields in your code. Unfortunately, page editor programs such as FrontPage sometimes delete these hidden fields during some operations.

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Optional form fields

The following optional fields allow you to control the output from your forms:

To show the sender's email address in the "From" field of the message:
<input type="text" name="Email">

To customize the subject of the Form Mail message:
<input type="hidden" name="subject" value="Your Subject Here">

To customize the title of the Standard Confirmation Page:
<input type="hidden" name="title" value="Your Title Here">

To customize the text on the Standard Confirmation Page:
<input type="hidden" name="text" value="Your Text Here">

To customize the return button on the Standard Confirmation Page:
<input type="hidden" name="button" value="Your Button Here">

To customize the link for the return button on the Standard Confirmation Page:
<input type="hidden" name="link" value="http://www.yourdomain.com/page.html">

To use your own Confirmation Page:
<input type="hidden" name="page" value="http://www.yourdomain.com/page.html">

If you don't include these fields, the Form Mail system will include a generic response.

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Setting up Frontpage forms

We don't support Frontpage Extensions because we are a low cost service. To use forms with our system, you need to use our Form Mail system.

Frontpage forms require a few small modifications to get them working with this system:
1. CHANGE THE <FORM> ACTION
<form method=post action=
"http://accounts.webhosts-manager.com/cgi-bin/hosting/user_formmail.cgi">

2. ADD TWO HIDDEN FIELDS
<input type="hidden" name="account" value="YourUsernameHere">
<input type="hidden" name="cata" value="accounts">

Remember to enter your Username in the first field above.
3. CHANGE YOUR SUBMIT BUTTON
<input type="submit">

Here is an example of a completed form:
<form method=post action=
"http://accounts.webhosts-manager.com/cgi-bin/hosting/user_formmail.cgi"><br>
<input type="hidden" name="account" value="YourUsernameHere"><br>
<input type="hidden" name="cata" value="accounts"><br>
Your Name: <input type="text" name="Your Name"><br>
Your Email Address: <input type="text" Name="Email Address"><br>
Comments:<br>
<textarea name="Comments" rows=10 cols=45></textarea><br><br>
<input type="submit"></form>

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