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Posted 16 February 2005 - 03:05 PM
Ideally, the script would allow the visitor to select one or a couple different attachments listed on the form.
All the "autorespond" scripts I've been able to find are intended to let visitors upload files; nothing that lets me send a file to them!
Posted 16 February 2005 - 05:16 PM
Also, do you have php available on your server?
Posted 16 February 2005 - 08:19 PM
I can't say right now whether PHP is installed but I can ask request it if they don't have it now.
FYI - We are providing a different series of PDFs for simple download, but the client would like to collect some form data from visitors who request these other docs. The client also feels that e-mail is a more comfortable way for the target customer group to receive these documents, vs downloading through the browser.
Posted 17 February 2005 - 06:31 AM
If you're looking to send simple text mail and include the attachments I think the one you'll want to look at is Example5.
Note that there are two versions of HTML Mime Mail now. Version 5 is only for those already using PHP5. Everybody else should use HMM version 2.5.1.
Give a shout if you need help configuring it and getting it to work with your form. If you've never worked with classes before they can be a bit difficult to get your head around. But once you do they work fabulously well!
I'll try to set aside a some time later today to create a quick mock up for you to make it all easier. FYI, the mime type for your PDF attachments is application/pdf if you decide give it a whirl yourself.
Posted 17 February 2005 - 09:58 AM
Nope, I've never done PHP classes before, Randy.
Actually, my only experience with php has been with that version formmail.
Any hints would be very much appreciated. Now I'm off to phpguru... wish me luck!
Posted 17 February 2005 - 10:15 AM
Classes and OOP (that's Object Oriented Programming) are really hard to pick up at first. Even for total geeks.
But once you figure out that the (really good) Class/OOP scripting does everything you need it to do all by itself you're good to go. These good ones only need a bit of frighteningly simple code to make the dance in circles.
I'll jump on it as soon as I finish wading through email and checking servers.
Posted 17 February 2005 - 07:02 PM
Also whipped up a quick ReadMe file that's included, and commented the only file that might confuse you with all of the OOP stuff in there so that you can see exactly which parts need to be edited.
The main file that you'll need to edit to get it working is called mailer.php. It's all built off of the example5 file in the normal distribution, in case you need to reference it.
Any problems, give a shout.
Posted 18 February 2005 - 03:08 PM
Thanks so much. I'll keep it handy as I start poring through my PHP tutorials, just so there's something familiar at hand!
Posted 18 February 2005 - 05:12 PM
Just don't let the OOP stuff throw you. It is a bit of a different world, and straight PHP is much, much easier to grasp.
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