About Formmail At Netutilities.com

Creating A Form

Formmail is already set up for you as soon as your registration has been processed. You're the one who will have to actually create the form though. The reason you're the one who has to create it is because Netutilities has no idea of the questions you want to ask your visitors. To make creating the form easier, Netutilities has a form generator located at http://www.netutilities.com/members/forms/customize.html. To use the form generator, simply check off the attributes of the input you would like to create and then click on the buttons of these inputs. After entering the information that is asked for, the code will be shown to you in the text area box under the text, "Form Code". To preview your form, simply click the button that says "Preview This Form", and a new window should appear with the form that you created. Unfortunately, if your browser is not JavaScript enabled, you will not be able to use this form generator.

Information You'll Need When You Create Your Form

Please note that the form input named 'Subject' will hold the subject of the e - mail, 'Name' will store the name of the person who sent you the form data, 'From' is reserved for the visitor's e - mail address, and 'To' is the e - mail address to send the e - mail to. Case does matter here so 'subject' will not store the subject of the e - mail just as 'to' will not hold your e - mail address. The form should be sent using the post method via http://www.netutilities.com/cgi-bin/form.cgi. Using an image submit button will make your e - mail have an x and y coordinate in it representing the place where your visitor clicked on the image. It should also be noted that if you do use the form generator, the

What You'll Get

Form Mail allows you to create a form asking your visitors whatever questions you want and have the filled out form sent directly to you. When visitors fill out your form and hit the submit button, they'll see what they wrote in the form Name:Value where Name is the name of the input field and Value is the preset or entered value. For each name where there is no value, (None Given) will become the text that appears after Name: where Name is the name of the field for which there is no value. Each field will be displayed in this fashion, separated by line breaks. You will receive the message in the same format in your e-mail.

For a sample of formmail, you can use a sample form which won't be sent to anyone, located at http://www.netutilities.com/form/sample.html. However, you will see a confirmation of what you wrote.

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