If you just want info emailed to you and you have an address ending in
"usda.gov", then all you need to do is write a form and call the mailform.pl
script in my directory with the email address you want stuff mailed to
at the end.
<FORM METHOD="POST" ACTION="http://firstname.lastname@example.org"
The only necessary input (it isn't required, though) is a "Subject". Be
sure the word is initcapped. If you don't have that, then you'll get emails
with the subject: No Subject Supplied from Form
Since the cgi process is owned by "nobody", that's who it looks like
the mail is from so I like to give it a good subject. You can even hide
the subject from the user:
<INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="Subject" VALUE="Sample Mailto Form Subject">
Sample E-Mail Form
Check out the sample
email form. For a quick start, save the source code to your own hard
disk (Save As), edit it to change to your email address, then test it.
Add more fields to the form, change the names of your fields, give it a
For those of you who want to look at the source code or download it and
modify it for your own server's use.
Mike Moxcey Aug 1997