We have installed a script, which will mail the result of a Web
form to a specified email address. The script will accept the
information from a Web form, convert it into human readable text
and invoke the mail program to send the text to the email address
provided. Have a look at the
and save a copy of the source.
In the body of the HTML, you will see five distinctly labeled
parameters, which allow the Web form to control the behaviour of
When you create your own form, you must include these parameters.
They will be used by the script as follows:-
If you experience any difficulties using this facility, please let us know.
- Parameter 1:- The location of the Perl script
Do not change this information. If you do, then the mailer
will not work !!!!
- Parameter 2:- The subject line for the message
Change the string "WWW Form Result" to be whatever you want
to appear as the subject line in your mail message
- Parameter 3:- The URL of the next page
Change the string "http://www.gifford.co.uk/" to be the URL
of the Web page you want to be displayed after the form is
processed. The default is the Gifford Internet front page,
which we would be happy for you to use, however, I suspect
that you would rather have one of your own page displayed.
You MUST specify the full URL of the page including the
- Parameter 4:- The location of the mailer
Do not change this. It provides the script with the information
it needs to send the created message to the mailer. If you
change this, the mailer will NOT work. (I have included this
information to make the script a little more general-purpose
and to allow for future expansion where different mailers
may provide different facilities).
- Parameter 5:- The email address of the recipient
Change the string "firstname.lastname@example.org" to be the email
address to which the message should be sent. Multiple mail
addresses can be supplied (in the same string) but these
must be separated by commas.