Form Mail Information

How To Use The Precision Web Built In Form Mail Script
Note that the email field will be what the form uses as the “From” address when mailing the form results to you.
The form action for the script is: “/cgi-bin/”
Method is: postThe script requires an email field to use as the “From” address for sending the results. It also requires 4 hidden fields which are recipient, subject, required, and redirect The syntax is below:

<input type=”hidden” name=”recipient” value=””>
<input type=”hidden” name=”subject” value=”Inquiry Form”>
<input type=”hidden” name=”redirect” value=””>

<input type=”hidden” name=”required” value=”email”>

In designing your form, make sure that the field where you ask for their email address is named “email” (all lower case with no dashes). The syntax is:
<input name=”email” value size=”50″>
Click here, to view the form mail script syntax.
If the form is generating an “Internal Server Error”, the most likely causes are:
1. The form field requesting the email address is not named “email” (all lower case).
2. The recipient address that you specified is not on your domain.
3. The recipient address that you specified is an email address that does not exist on your domain.
4. The email field is not set as required, and that field is not filled in when the form is being submitted.

Side Note On Email Harvesting Robots
Many spammers will use automated software to crawl through your site looking for email addresses to add to their database. They will either send you spam themselves or sell their database of email addresses to other spammers. Direct links to email addresses will be harvested. And recipient fields only visible in the HTML of the page will also be harvested:<input type=”hidden” name=”recipient” value=””>The way around this is to not have direct links to email addresses on your site but instead have links to forms pages where your shoppers can submit their queries. Secondly, on the forms pages that you create, omit the line below:<input type=”hidden” name=”recipient” value=””>

When you omit the recipient field on your page, the script will not know where to send the form results.


So you could follow the steps below or ask us to do the following:

1. Download (in ASCII mode not binary mode) the script from your site using FTP software.

2. Open the script on your local computer using something like WordPad.

3. Find the line below: (it will of course show your actual domain name not the

@allow_mail_to = qw( localhost);

4. Change that line to:

@allow_mail_to = qw( localhost);

You are leaving the your domain name in the field but before it, you are adding a default email address that the script will use if your page does not pass it a value for the recipient.

5. Re-upload (in ASCII mode not binary mode) the script to the server, into your cgi-bin directory.

6. Now test your form.

Test Form
Click here, to view the form mail script syntax for the sample form below.
Standard 30 character field
Email address field
Comments Block
Radio Buttons Option 1
Option 2
Option 3