Joe W Joe W - 6 months ago 24
HTML Question

How do I send an HTML Form in an Email .. not just MAILTO

I have an HTML form for people to fill out, and I want it so when they click the submit button, it will just send the email, not bring up their email and ask them to send the message themselves.

When I use:

<form action="MAILTO:emailaddress@email.com"... >


All that does is open up a new window and populates the body of the email, but I want it to just send an email.

And is there a way to format the output of what the email will look like? Instead of just a list of the field names and the entered value.

Thanks.

Answer

I actually use ASP C# to send my emails now, with something that looks like :

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    if (Request.Form.Count > 0)
    {
        string formEmail = "";
        string fromEmail = "from@email.com";
        string defaultEmail = "default@email.com";

        string sendTo1 = "";

        int x = 0;

        for (int i = 0; i < Request.Form.Keys.Count; i++)
        {
            formEmail += "<strong>" + Request.Form.Keys[i] + "</strong>";
            formEmail += ": " + Request.Form[i] + "<br/>";
            if (Request.Form.Keys[i] == "Email")
            {
                if (Request.Form[i].ToString() != string.Empty)
                {
                    fromEmail = Request.Form[i].ToString();
                }
                formEmail += "<br/>";
            }

        }
        System.Net.Mail.MailMessage myMsg = new System.Net.Mail.MailMessage();
        SmtpClient smtpClient = new SmtpClient();

        try
        {
            myMsg.To.Add(new System.Net.Mail.MailAddress(defaultEmail));
            myMsg.IsBodyHtml = true;
            myMsg.Body = formEmail;
            myMsg.From = new System.Net.Mail.MailAddress(fromEmail);
            myMsg.Subject = "Sent using Gmail Smtp";
            smtpClient.Host = "smtp.gmail.com";
            smtpClient.Port = 587;
            smtpClient.EnableSsl = true;
            smtpClient.UseDefaultCredentials = true;
            smtpClient.Credentials = new System.Net.NetworkCredential("testing@gmail.com", "pward");

            smtpClient.Send(defaultEmail, sendTo1, "Sent using gmail smpt", formEmail);

        }
        catch (Exception ee)
        {
            debug.Text += ee.Message;
        }
    }
}

This is an example using gmail as the smtp mail sender. Some of what is in here isn't needed, but it is how I use it, as I am sure there are more effective ways in the same fashion.