We provide and support a more secure version of the popular CGI script called “FormMail.pl” for forms processing. This script is a well-tested and popular way to send the text entered into HTML form via email. The “FormMail.pl” script was originally written by Matt Wright of Matt’s Script Archive – thanks Matt for the use of your script!
These instructions assume that you’ve already sent a request to email@example.com for FormMail.pl to be enabled on your hosting account.
HTML Forms are a way for websites to get input from viewers, and send that input to a program on the webserver. In this case, the program is FormMail.pl, and the purpose of that program is to email the input from the form to the recipient(s) of your choice. If you’ve never created one before, the best way to learn is to look at an example (by opening the page and viewing the source.)
To make your form work with FormMail.pl:
1) If you have a complimentary or BronzeWeb hosting plan, use the FormMail script at this address:
FORM METHOD="POST" ACTION="http://cgi.there.net/formmail.pl
In this case, you do not have direct access to the script itself, and will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org to specify the recipients of your form.