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Old 04-08-2008, 08:01 AM   #1
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Is MIME the process to enable emailing from web forms?

I am wanting to have a form on a website which allows a person to enter their email address and email their comments back to me. The website is being built to be run with Apache on Fedora with a mysql database. When I was using PowerBuilder on MS, I had to know the MAPI structure to create a similar client/server form.

Do I need to know MIME's structure if this is the process or can I just program it to send the email. I do not want the person's default email client on their machine to be automatically called such as some pages will bring up only Outlook to use to send an email.

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know MIME's structure
what mime? what structure?
Old 04-09-2008, 09:16 AM   #3
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I was unclear and I apologize

Originally Posted by duryodhan View Post
what mime? what structure?
Emailing protocol standards, different ways of encoding email sent, etc. particularly for sending email from a web site. A lot of things to read about this so I was wondering if MIME would be better than SMTP. The word 'structure' is probably the wrong term to use. If I still do not have it confused, more of 'methods' or maybe just a protocol that can be configured with supplying defined preferences to the Keyword sections.

Anyway, I have done some more reading on this and unless someone can recommend the best way to send email from a web form, then I believe I can use a simpler protocol.

I apologize for any confusion.


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