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What scripts are available for my webspace?
Hit Counter

If you would like to add a counter to your web page just put this line at the bottom of your html document.

    <!-- Inject Script Filtered -->
If you would like to start the counter at a higher number, simply modify that line as follows:
    <!-- Inject Script Filtered -->
This will add a counter to the bottom of your web page. You can format the counter by adding HTML around the counter script, for example:
    <font size="1" color="red">&lt;!-- Inject Script Filtered --&gt;</font>

 

Form to Email Script

FormMail is a universal WWW form to E-mail gateway. There are only two required form input tags which must be specified in order for this script to work with your existing forms. Other hidden configuration fields can also be used to enhance the operation of FormMail on your page.

First you need to tell the server to use this script to handle your form input. To do this, add the following to the top of your form:

    <form action="/cgi-bin2/FormMail.xbm" method="post">

    NOTE- If you are a virtual server client, use the following:

    <form action="/cgi-bin2/FormMail.pl" method="post"> Your site will need to be added to the script in order for this to work. Click here to send us your request. Please be sure to include your domain name.

There are only two additional configuration input tags that need to be added for the form contents to be emailed to you upon submission:

    <input type="hidden" value="email@city.com" name="recipient" />

    You need to replace "email@city.com" in the above input tag to your email address.

    <input type="hidden" value="email" name="required" />

    Without requiring the email address, your form may not work. If you do not get the form results, please double-check that you have email set as required.

Optional Configurations

Field: subject
Description: The subject field will allow you to specify the subject that you wish to appear in the e-mail that is sent to you after this form has been filled out. If you do not have this option turned on, then the script will default to a message subject: WWW Form Submission
Syntax: If you wish to choose what the subject is:
<input type="hidden" value="Your Subject" name="subject" />

To allow the user to choose a subject:

<input name="subject" type="text" />

Field: email
Description: This form field will allow the user to specify their return e-mail address. If you want to be able to return e-mail to your user, I strongly suggest that you include this form field and allow them to fill it in. This will be put into the From: field of the message you receive. If you want to require an email address with valid syntax, add this field name to the 'required' field.
Syntax: <input name="email" type="text" />

Field: realname
Description: The realname form field will allow the user to input their real name. This field is useful for identification purposes and will also be put into the From: line of your message header.
Syntax: <input name="realname" type="text" />

Field: redirect
Description: If you wish to redirect the user to a different URL, rather than having them see the default response to the fill-out form, you can use this hidden variable to send them to a pre-made HTML page.
Syntax: To choose the URL they will end up at:
<input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="http://your.host.com/to/file.html" />

To allow them to specify a URL they wish to travel to once the form is filled out:

<input name="redirect" type="text" />

Field: required
Description: You can now require for certain fields in your form to be filled in before the user can successfully submit the form. Simply place all field names that you want to be mandatory into this field. If the required fields are not filled in, the user will be notified of what they need to fill in, and a link back to the form they just submitted will be provided.

To use a customized error page, see 'missing_fields_redirect'

Syntax: If you want to require that they fill in the email and phone fields in your form, so that you can reach them once you have received the mail, use a syntax like:

<input type="hidden" value="email,phone" name="required" />

Field: env_report
Description: Allows you to have Environment variables included in the e-mail message you receive after a user has filled out your form. Useful if you wish to know what browser they were using, what domain they were coming from or any other attributes associated with environment variables. The following is a short list of valid environment variables that might be useful:

REMOTE_HOST - Sends the hostname making the request.
REMOTE_ADDR - Sends the IP address of the remote host making the request.
REMOTE_USER - If server supports authentication and script is protected, this is the username they have authenticated as. *This is not usually set.*
HTTP_USER_AGENT - The browser the client is using to send the request.

There are others, but these are a few of the most useful. For more information on environment variables, see:

The CGI Resource Index: Documentation: Environment Variables

Syntax: If you wanted to find the remote host and browser sending the request, you would put the following into your form:

<input type="hidden" name="env_report" <br /> value="REMOTE_HOST,HTTP_USER_AGENT">

Field: sort
Description: This field allows you to choose the order in which you wish for your variables to appear in the e-mail that FormMail generates. You can choose to have the field sorted alphabetically or specify a set order in which you want the fields to appear in your mail message. By leaving this field out, the order will simply default to the order in which the browsers sends the information to the script (which is usually the exact same order as they appeared in the form.) When sorting by a set order of fields, you should include the phrase "order:" as the first part of your value for the sort field, and then follow that with the field names you want to be listed in the e-mail message, separated by commas. Version 1.6 allows a little more flexibility in the listing of ordered fields, in that you can include spaces and line breaks in the field without it messing up the sort. This is helpful when you have many form fields and need to insert a line wrap.
Syntax: To sort alphabetically:

<input type="hidden" value="alphabetic" name="sort" />

To sort by a set field order:

<input type="hidden" value="order:field1,field2,etc..." name="sort" />

Field: print_config
Description: print_config allows you to specify which of the config variables you would like to have printed in your e-mail message. By default, no config fields are printed to your e-mail. This is because the important form fields, like email, subject, etc. are included in the header of the message. However some users have asked for this option so they can have these fields printed in the body of the message. The config fields that you wish to have printed should be in the value attribute of your input tag separated by commas.
Syntax: If you want to print the email and subject fields in the body of your message, you would place the following form tag:

<input type="hidden" value="email,subject" name="print_config" />

Field: print_blank_fields
Description: print_blank_fields allows you to request that all form fields are printed in the return HTML, regardless of whether or not they were filled in. FormMail defaults to turning this off, so that unused form fields aren't e-mailed.
Syntax: If you want to print all blank fields:
<input type="hidden" value="1" name="print_blank_fields" />
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