I want to set up a form for a "Tell-a-friend" e-mailler. I don't want to use a mailto link. And I don't want to outsource it. It seems that the CPanel/CGI CENTER/CGI Email function is the way to go.
But the 2 forms available don't seem to be what I need.
Specifically, I want to have on my page a "tell-a-friend" link or button which will bring up (pop-up?) a page with a form on it. The form will have fields for friend's email address, user's email address and a place for comments.
When the "submit" button is pushed the form will be automatically emailed to "friend". The email will include my webpage url.
I can outsource this but in spite of assurances, who knows what they will do with the info (or the company who buys them -- always a consideration)?
I don't want to know about *forms* at this point . I need something -- I think -- in the CGI-bin to send the email.
But, of course, something including the form would be great.
I am willing to consider non-CGI methods, but NOT "mailto" (it makes my Mozilla browser load new browsers until I frantically bring up the Process Manager and stop the Mozilla program, which causes me to lose anything I might have unsaved on Mozilla). IE works fine, but I want cross-browser compatibility -- if I have this problem, others do too. Clicking a "mailto" on a friend's Netscape brought up "mail client not installed". That's the kind of thing I want to avoid!