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    FormMail alternative


    Well, after pulling every last hair out, I'm going to give up on formmail; our mail servers just wont take the emailed results.

    Does anyone have any ideas about how you would take form results and deliver an email including them without using formmail or directly mailing the results from the form? Maybe I could save the form results to a file and somehow automatically send that file as an attachment, using php or something like that?

    Or maybe I could just run away to cuba and they wont be able to make me fix this form...


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    Hmm... FormMail is actually a pretty decent solution. I would wager you would have the problem with someone else's solution as well.

    It's probably best, BTW, to stick with a server-side solution (as opposed to relying on the browser's mail functionality and the client's mail server, which may be misconfigured -- the browser that is).

    Have you considered shipping Jumpmail to Cuba? ;-)

    Addendum: then again, if they make you work through lunch, perhaps you should move to Cuba. I hear they have these things called "siestas", over there, where entire communities shutdown at 1 PM or so and don't reopen until 5 PM or so. ;-)
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    hm.

    well i dont think Jumpmail is the problem:

    Here's the short version:

    I have a site on Jumpline. Many of the pages include forms which email results to some email addresses here where I work. The problem is that the results are leaving the jumpline servers, but not arriving at riedman.com; Jumpline can't resolve an IP for the company.com email addresses i'm sending the results to. So after talking to the place that hosts our mail server, calling back and forth between jumpline and that company, and making our network administrator nuts, the mail hosting company tells me that it's our problem with our mail server on our end, and they cant do anything about it.
    *sigh*
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    Oops... that's my fingers not doing what my brain tells them to... I'm glad it doesn't happen while I'm driving. ;-)
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    ooops, lunch, i almost forgot...
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    how could you?!
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    Ok, I'm trying a fix for the formmail problem...

    I opened a new mail.com account, and set it to autoforward to my work address. This way I can set the form to mail to the mail.com account, and that account will (theoretically) email to the faulty account.

    If this doesnt work, i'm going to give up and go cry in the corner.

    And it's been 20 minutes with no sign of mail from my submission.

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    OK, comment out the line that sends the contents of the form, and instead echo it to the browser window. Then, cut and paste it (inside [ php ] tags) here, so I can see if the mail message is properly formed (delete any sensitive information... I don't need the content, per se, just the format of the message).
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    GOT IT


    What a genius I am.

    It may take 45 minutes, but we get the mail! Woohoo!

    Now it's time to work on that multipart form...
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    Wink Careful, now!


    Any more talk like that and we're gonna have to butter your ears just to get you out of your cubicle.
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    :grin:

    oh don't worry, there's always another simple problem i can't solve, just to humble me.

    in fact, there are quite a few problems that are always there that I can't seem to solve...

    ah well, the genius status was good while it lasted.
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