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    Cool form submission

    I think this is a pretty basic problem but It's giving me alot of trouble, I want to submit a form either to an e-mail(but without using the html "mailto" that requires outlook) or have the form data sent to a file. Is there a script to help me with this? Thanks!

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    Can you use PHP? PHP has the mail() function, which only works if STMP is installed on your server, which it most-likely is.
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    If that can't work, you could also use a "free form mailer" (google that) instead. Less flexibility, but still a ton better than mailto:.
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    The mailto: function only works in Windows, anyways. Linux users won't even see anything, unless they have a third-party version of Outlook Express.
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    In addition to what mburt said, the mailto function also only works when there is a default mail client installed and setup with an email address on the user's computer. Go with what djr33 said about a free form mail script by searching either these forums (there are literally tons floating around) or Google.

    Hope this helps.
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    doesnt the mailto function just use whatever the user has set as their default email program? because I used to use hotmail and when I clicked on a mailto it went to hotmail's mail login page

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