HTML Mailto Forms

A common question is if a form can be created that sends its results to an email address instead of to a CGI. The short answer is "No". Some browsers do support this idea, but the results are URL-encoded and so are diffcult to read. Many browsers don't support mail forms at all.

The best way to have form results emailed to you is to use a CGI. There are many free "form-mailer" CGI programs available. there's a good chance your web server already has a form-mailer CGI ready to use -- many web service providers include this as a freebie for their client.

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