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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Simple How-To guide attached

    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldh
    Sorry about the life story that follows ???
    I spent two weeks trying to get my site to send a form to my mail box and wasnt till after trying all sorts of sulutions i found out that it needs more than just path to perl i found an easy way when looking for new ways around it????
    1 check with your internet provider if you can run the script they will look over it i found out that to enable formmail to work they had to activate it at that end and would be an extra charge.

    2 i found a third party that gives you a piece of script to cut and past at the top and bottem of your forms thus the form goes through them worked perfect www.mvd.com down the bottom of there page i think i found the link or go to www.sellitonline.co.nz on the forms at this site when you submit them gives you an advert from a third party form handler works perfect simple but efective
    i hope this works oter wise contact through that site let me know where to see the script and i will have a look become great at them after stearing at them day and night got them all over my lounge whats one more
    Hi again,
    I'm really not sure what your post means - are you looking for advice, or help on setting up Formmail from Tectite, which is free & available through www.tectite.com

  2. #22
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    Default Re: Simple How-To guide attached

    formmail from tectite has a bunch of configuration settings

    these are near the top of the php script

    each one is documented and theres a URL above the setting to get to the documentation for that setting

    DEF_ALERT is one of the two most important settings

    if u dont set it, then formmail cant tell u about errors

    without error messages, u can solve problems

    if u use the configuration wizard that tectite provides, DEF_ALERT is set for u as part of the download u get.

    theres also a README file in the download - funnily enough, u should read it.

    if u dont use the config wiz, then u need to edit formmail.php and set these configs yourself - its not hard, but u do need some basic skills that every webmaster should have

    the first thing u should do is test that alerts r working - teh "testalert" test.

    once alerts are working, formmail can alert u of errors and then u can fix them (or ask for help in a useful way)

    no one is psychic - without an error message, we are all just guessing wot the probem is

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    Default Re: Simple How-To guide attached

    Crabtree, below you will see that I did indeed use the config wizard & I
    must add that the def_alert was not set. I have since set it to point to
    my website. I originally read that there were only the two changes
    to be made to the template and one to the formail. I have presented
    my code for perusal, made modifications as suggested and the form does
    not work. Tectite.com is apogizing for the form not working. I really
    want this to work and I don't understand why if this is so simple, someone
    who has a working form setup doesn't enter into this discussion and help.
    ===================================================
    Dear charles kirk,
    You have successfully purchased a subscription from Open Concepts (Vic) Pty Ltd t/as Root Software (salestaff@tectite.com).
    The subscription number for this payment and future payments to this business account is xxxxxxxxxxxxxx. The merchant has also been given the same subscription number for easy referencing.
    If you have any questions regarding your subscription, please contact your merchant directly. You can cancel your subscription at any time, by contacting your merchant or by logging into your AlertPay account and clicking on “My Subscriptions” found under “Profile”.
    ------------------------------------
    PAYMENT DETAILS
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    • Date: 10/11/2008
    • Reference Number: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    • Amount Paid: $4.95 USD
    • Next Payment Date: N/A
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    SUBSCRIPTION DETAILS
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    • Subscription Number: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    • Merchant Name: Open Concepts (Vic) Pty Ltd t/as Root Software
    • Merchant Email: salestaff@tectite.com
    • Item Code: ConfWiz7
    • Item Name: FormMail Configuration Wizard 7 Day Subscription
    • Item Description: Provides full access to the Tectite FormMail Configuration Wizard for 7 days.
    • Recurring Amount: $4.95 USD
    • Setup Amount: $0.00 USD
    • Frequency: Every 7 days
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    Last edited by ckdoublenecks; 17-Oct-2008 at 10:24 PM. Reason: security

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    Default Re: Simple How-To guide attached

    Crabtree, below you will see that I did indeed use the config wizard & I
    must add that the def_alert was not set.
    oh, im sure it was. if u answer the questions right, then it gets set

    perhaps u got confused and uploaded the wrong file or removed the setting or something

    did u save ur original wizard download? if so, open up formmail.php and youll see DEF_ALERT is set.


    I have since set it to point to
    my website. I originally read that there were only the two changes
    to be made to the template and one to the formail. I have presented
    my code for perusal, made modifications as suggested and the form does
    not work.
    go back to the original wizard download, read the README file, do the uplaods and the sampel form will almost certainly work - if not, then u will get an error message (do the testalert test first) and it can be fixed from there (it will be a problem with ur server)


    Tectite.com is apogizing for the form not working.
    no. who uses ur forms? not u, but ur website visitors

    that apology is for them not u. its formmail helping u by tellign ur website visitors theres a problem with ur website and apologizing for it and asking them to contact u by some other method.

    I really
    want this to work and I don't understand why if this is so simple, someone
    who has a working form setup doesn't enter into this discussion and help.
    im here helping. i have lots of working forms.

    as for simple, playing the guitar is simple, once u have the skills to do it

    but it takes time and effort to get those skills

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    Default Re: Simple How-To guide attached

    Crabtree, finally after 3 more times of reconfiging and reloading I finally got my emails. however I also got these error messages:

    When I sent the testalert I got: The following error occurred in
    FormMail :
    Unable to create check file "/tmp/fm2905f6.txt":
    fopen(/tmp/fm2905f6.txt) [<a
    href='function.fopen'>function.fopen</a>]: failed
    to open stream: No such file or directory

    When I sent the sampleform I got: The following error occurred in
    FormMail :
    Unable to create check file "/tmp/fm2905f6.txt":
    fopen(/tmp/fm2905f6.txt) [<a
    href='function.fopen'>function.fopen</a>]: failed
    to open stream: No such file or directory

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    Default Re: Simple How-To guide attached

    My form, which is at www.ckdoublenecks.com/inquiry.htm ,evolved from my working sample form, with image verify added,
    sends emails (2) but goes to my "badform.htm".
    one of the emails gives all the data entered along with the below:
    ===================================
    The following error occurred in FormMail :
    Unable to create check file "/tmp/fm2905f6.txt": fopen(/tmp/fm2905f6.txt) [<a
    href='function.fopen'>function.fopen</a>]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory
    email: ckdoublenecks@bellsouth.net
    realname:

    I have contacted Bravenet regarding the "check file" issue
    ====================================================
    the other email gives all the data entered along with the below:
    =================================================
    The following error occurred in FormMail :
    missing_fields
    Error=The form required some values that you did not seem to provide.
    Your name
    =============================================
    does this have anything to do with the required fields input statement?
    can I have links in my goodform and badform files?
    is this right for the: $TEMPLATEDIR = "ckdoublenecks.com/fmtemplates";
    Last edited by ckdoublenecks; 19-Oct-2008 at 12:45 AM. Reason: addendum

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    Default Re: Simple How-To guide attached

    I no longer have the problem with the "check file" issue or the "name" isssue. Below is my:
    $TEMPLATEDIR = "www.ckdoublenecks.com/fmtemplates/cek.php";
    when I fill out my form online it sends me my email along with this message:
    following error occurred in FormMail :
    mail_failed
    **********
    Error=Failed to send email

    and it no longer takes me to my badform

  9. #29
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    Default Simple How To guide attached

    umm.... i read the FAQ and everything else... but can someone still explain to me how this works?

  10. #30
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    Default Re: Simple How To guide attached

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranana_unakly View Post
    umm.... i read the FAQ and everything else... but can someone still explain to me how this works?
    Hi again,

    Ranana - is there a specific question or do you need to understand what formmail is - if I didn't know better, I would reply with something along the lines of:

    .... user submits form which goes off to your configured script on your server & it then processes the form into an email which gets delivered to an email address specified by the form.
    Last edited by hmag; 22-Jun-2009 at 09:00 PM.

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