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Old July 30th, 2008, 02:38 PM
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I have an online form that people can fill out on their blackberrys. Now I want them to be able to submit the information from the form. I would ideally like the form to email the data to me. but the mailto: command doesn't seem to work. Is there anything that I can do?

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Does the mailto work when you just hit the page from a standard web browser??

If so, you just might have a limitation of the Blackberry browser. There are ways around this: You could just submit the form to a standard server-side script (ASP.NET, ASP, PHP, JSP, whatever) that would then "forward" the email on to your desired target.

But if your mailto form doesn't even work with MSIE and FireFox on Windows, then show the <FORM> code here.
 
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It works when being used on a computer. It just doesn't work when used on a blackberry. How would I get around this exactly?

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As I said, you'll need some server side page that the <FORM> posts to.

<FORM action="http://www.yoursite.com/formProcessor.XXX">

Where ".XXX" is ".aspx" or ".asp" or ".php" or ".jsp".

It depends on what kind of web server you are using as to what is available on your site as to what is available to you.

Chances are pretty good that your web host already has a "form mailer" available to you, so check with them first.
 
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Thank you so much for your help. That was perfect.






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