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Forms that send information like name to email
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Forms that send information like name to email

Forms that send information like name to email

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Hi I want to use a form on a website that collects information like:

first name, surname, email, address and comments. When the user press a send button the information will be sent to the users email.

What is the best way? I have seen that there are online forms but i have not found one that i like

Can anybody help? Thank you?

RE: Forms that send information like name to email

The first step to making a form function is to determine what scripting or programming language is supported by your particular server.  ...php, asp, cgi, pl, cfm?

RE: Forms that send information like name to email

There are literally thousands of scripts available to send mail from a web form.  Rather than have people just repeat what you might already know that you don't like, what do you not like about the ones that you've already found?

RE: Forms that send information like name to email

the best way is for you to make the form yourself and then like jim says you need a script to process the form.

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RE: Forms that send information like name to email

47redlands,

Depending upon the complexity of your site, and how much you are looking to change, you can look into a CMS - that's assuming you don't want to do the programming/scripting yourself.... or that you'd rather just get it done for now, and look into custom programming later..

If you do want to check into one, here's a site that lists/compares several:
http://www.cmsmatrix.org/

Also, if you're hosting on a paid hosting plan, then the web host provider very likely has some scripts that you can "one-click" install to add to an existing site.

I personally prefer drupal - http://drupal.org - a CMS, but some other popular ones are Joomla and WordPress.  There are really too many to list.  I prefer Drupal, b/c you CAN run it pretty much "out of the box" now, with very little knowledge of php, etc if you prefer, or you can go as deep/detailed as you want - so it can fit any scenario.

The only thing to bear in mind, with a CMS, in my opinion and from my experience so far, is to make SURE your web host provider handles CMSes well in general.. basically make sure the database performance is okay.  I ended up going with ANHosting for that reason based on other references.. which is owned by midPhase hosting.. but that's going off further than I need to.  

Anyway, hopefully some of that is useful for ya.  ;0)

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