documentation for FormMail is located here.
is the FormMail script?
FormMail allows for the results of any form to be sent to
a specified user. This script has many formatting and operational
options, most of which can be specified through the form,
meaning you don't need any programming knowledge or multiple
scripts for multiple forms. This also makes FormMail the perfect
system-wide solution for allowing users form-based user feedback
capabilities without the risks of allowing freedom of CGI
is the FormMail Installer?
The FormMail Installer is located in your Control Panel
and allows you create custom mailto forms within an HTML page.
The form uses a script that is placed into your /cgi-local
directory. After you have created the generic form page, you
can easily customize the look of the page to match the rest
of your site.
is a required field?
A required field must be filled out by the person using the
form or the script will reject the submission.
FormMail work with my email autoresponder?
FormMail is currently not compatible with the autoresponder
that is available with your email account.
keep getting the error "Error: No Recipient".
You are missing your recipient field. This field allows
you to specify to whom the form results are to be mailed.
Configure this option as a hidden form field with a value
equal to that of your email address. Here is the syntax:
type=hidden name="recipient" value="[email protected]">
the contents of the form submission be sent to more than one
Yes. You can put in additional addresses, separated by
commas, in the appropriate field when you install the formmail
script, or you can edit the hidden field in the HTML if the
page has already been generated.
TYPE=hidden NAME=recipient VALUE="[email protected], [email protected]">
do I edit a form page?
<INPUT TYPE=hidden NAME=subject VALUE="Add
thank you page:
<INPUT TYPE=hidden NAME=redirect VALUE="http://www.domain.com/thanks.htm">
**The field names that you put in the required VALUE attribute
must match the names of your form inputs.
<INPUT TYPE=hidden NAME=required VALUE="contact,address,">
I use the formmail installer for my Shopping Cart orderform?
No, you do not. The shopping cart installer will install a
demo form specifically for your cart. This file will be in
your shopping cart directory and has different code and different
variables associated with it.
do I configure the formmail.pl script to work with the secure
Change this line in formmail.pl (located at /CGI-local/formmail.pl):
= ('yourdomain.com', '184.108.40.206');
have the secure server's name in it, like this:
@referers = ('yourdomain.com', '220.127.116.11', 'www1.dotxtra.com');
need to use a text editor to edit formmail.pl. Make sure you
download and upload formmail.pl in ASCII mode via FTP.
you are not on server www1, change www1 to the name of the
web server your web site is hosted on. You would then call
your form securely like this: https://www1.dotxtra.com/YOUR_USERID/form.html
would be your DotXtra! UserID. Make sure you use the correct
secure server to reference your site. You also should change
the form's action to a secure action. For example change: