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07-10-2007, 01:46 PM
Hi everyone,
I don't have a lot of experience with ASP and I was hoping someone could help me. I want to use our ASP form along with some javascript code to create a form where our patrons can select which department they will send the form to (we are trying to consolidate forms). This is what I have so far, but when I test the form, I keep getting this error message:
Mailing Failed... Error is:
FromAddress Property cannot be blank.

You can view/test the live form here:

Any help is greatly appreciated.

function formProcess(form1)
/* More than 1 elm with name, so a collection is returned */
var elms = form.elements.recipientmail, selected;
for(var k=-1, elm; elm=elms[++k];){
selected = elm;

/* If selected remains undefined (ie no selection made) */
alert("Please select department");
return false;
/* Else set action; allow submit */
form.action = "mailto:"+selected.value;
return true;
// bklug@mail.twu.edu
</script> <script>
// JavaScript Document

/* This script and many more are available free online at
The JavaScript Source!! http://javascript.internet.com
Created by: wsabstract.com | http://www.wsabstract.com */
function checkrequired(which) {
var pass=true;
for (i=0;i<which.length;i++) {
var tempobj=which.elements[i];
if (tempobj.name.substring(0,8)=="required") {
if (((tempobj.type=="text"||tempobj.type=="textarea")&&
tempobj.selectedIndex==0)) {
if (!pass) {
alert("The "+shortFieldName+" field is a required field.");
return false;
} else {
return true;

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<form method=post action=http://www.twu.edu/cgi-bin/aspmail.asp id=form1 name=form1 enctype="text/plain" onSubmit="return (checkrequired(this) && formProcess(this))">

<input type=hidden name=sendername value="Automailer">
<input type=hidden name=subject value="Distance Learning Request">
<input type=hidden name=recipientname value="DL">
<input type=hidden name=fromaddress value="webmaster@twu.edu">
<input type=hidden name=redirect value=http://www.twu.edu/library/>
<input type=hidden name=userinfo value="on">

The more information you provide on this form, the better we can serve you.<br />

<table width="928" border="0" bgcolor="#cccccc">
<tr> <td height="30"><span class="style3">*Required Field</span>
<span class="style3"></td>
<td height="30">
<span class="style3">*</span><strong>Name:</strong></td>
<td><br /><input type="text" name="requiredname" size="50" /><br><br></td>
<td><b><span class="style3">*</span>Your Affiliation:</b></td>
<td><br />
<input type="radio" name="status" value="Student"> Student
<input type="radio" name="status" value="Faculty"> Faculty
<input type="radio" name="status" value="Staff"> Staff
<input type="radio" name="status" value="Other"> Other<br /><br /></td>
<td><b>FACULTY/STAFF ONLY:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </b></td>
<b><br />Department&nbsp;</b>
<input type="text" name="department" size="35"/>
<b>&nbsp;&nbsp;Phone&nbsp;</b><input type="text" name="phone" size="35"/><br><br></td>
<td><b><span class="style3">*</span>Email Address :</b> </td>
<td><br /><br /> <input type="text" name="requiredemail" size="35"/><br>
<i>Your email address MUST be accurate for us to deliver information to you.</i><br /><br /></td>
<td height="62"><span class="style3">*</span><b>My question is about: </b></td>
<input type="radio" name="recipientmail" id="addr0" value="bklug75@gmail.com"><label for="addr0">Register for Library Services</label><br />
<input type="radio" name="recipientmail" id="addr1" value="bklug@mail.twu.edu"><label for="addr1">Research Paper</label><br />
<input type="radio" name="recipientmail" id="addr2" value="bklug75@yahoo.com"><label for="addr2">Classroom Assignment</label>
<br />
<input type="radio" name="recipientmail" id="addr3" value="bklug75@gmail.com"><label for="addr3">Reporting Connection Trouble
to Databases</label><br />
<input type="radio" name="recipientmail" id="addr4" value="bklug@mail.twu.edu"><label for="addr4">Distance Learning Services</label><br />
<input type="radio" name="recipientmail" id="addr5" value="bklug75@yahoo.com"><label for="addr5">Women's Collection, Cookbook Collection, University Archives</label><br />
<input type="radio" name="recipientmail" id="addr6" value="bklug75@gmail.com"><label for="addr6">WASP/Women's Airforce Service Pilots</label><br />
<input type="radio" name="recipientmail" id="addr7" value="bklug@mail.twu.edu"><label for="addr7">Suggest a Purchase</label><br />
<input type="radio" name="recipientmail" id="addr8" value="bklug75@yahoo.com"><label for="addr8">Personal Interest</label><br />
<input type="radio" name="recipientmail" id="addr9" value="bklug75@yahoo.com"><label for="addr9">Other</label></td></tr>

<td height="62">

<b><span class="style3">*</span>Ask your brief question here<br /> (in 50-75 words or less): </b> <br /></td>
<td> <textarea name="requiredcomments" rows="9" cols="50" wrap="virtual"></textarea><br><br>

<input type="submit" value="Submit request" /></td>