Upload with Mail Form?

Hi everyone,
I have a form which uses a cgi script to send the info in the form to me as an email. (I know nothing about CGI, I just used the parameters that my isp gave me). but now I’d like to give a user the opportunity to attach a file with the form. Ideally, the file would be an attachment to the email I get. My ISP has not been any help. They refrred me to formmail (from Matt’s Scripts Archive), but using CGI is beyond me. Is there a simple way to do this? The URL is:
http://penandpaw.com/ideas.html

Thanks so much for your help!


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Hi Bailey

Sending files via forms is a little tricky at the best of times, but there are Freeway actions that can do this:

http://www.freewayactions.com/product.php?id=beta

(Upload File)

However I see your site is made (it’s very nice btw) with Freeway Express so many of these actions won’t work.

My advice would be to add radio button or check box and ask if visitors want to send a file check the box, and you’ll get back to them.

This way you can give them your e-mail address when you receive the form and they can send the file as an attachment.

Not peachy perfect, but easy :slight_smile:

Kind regards
RogerG


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It starts to get complicated attaching files to forms. But for a fairly easy solution try http://www.troubleticketexpress.com/ its free software, but the files attachment script is $9.95. It does mean some setting up, and the form is not in Freeway, and you need to have PHP available.

The basic version of this script is available on our web hosting service.

On 14 Nov 2007, at 11:38, bailey wrote:

I’d like to give a user the opportunity to attach a file with the form. Ideally, the file would be an attachment to the email I get.

David Owen
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Thanks so much for your input, I really appreciate it!


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Hi Bailey
I use this cgi uploader sometimes.

http://www.perlscriptsjavascripts.com/perl/upload_plus

It doesn’t send the file as an attachment but will send you a notification email with their comments and a link to where the file is stored on your server. You can limit file sizes and types and is quite easy to set up. Though it is separate from the Freeway files.
If you want to see it in action in its basest form send me an email and I will send you a link back so you can try it in a real world test.
I will then forward you the email that is generated so you can see the result.

David
info (at) deltadzine.com


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I have been using Forms to Go, which handles files as well as a
boatload of form stuff. It has been very helpful to me for making
custom forms for a wide variety of projects. I use the PHP version,
which is nice as it gives me good code start if I need to “tweak”
things further.
http://www.bebosoft.com/products/formstogo/

bailey wrote:

Thanks so much for your input, I really appreciate it!


Ernie Simpson – Freeway 4 Pro User – thebigerns.com


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