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Topic: Submitting Form with reply
Posted By: muttonhead
Subject: Submitting Form with reply
Date Posted: 19 Nov 2011 at 3:34pm
Hello all,

Not sure if this is the appropriate forum for this, but I have a client that wants me to create a PDF form that is submitted via email. They have brought up two points that I'm not entirely sure about, and figured I would ask here.

1. They want the response to go to multiple addresses instead of just one. Can this be achieved with multiple 'mailto:'s separated by commas?

2. Is there a way to generate a reply to the submitter once they submit? As in, a 'thank you' is generated (or pulled from an existing place) and emailed back to the submitter? I assume this can only happen if part of the form includes a spot for an email address... and while this sounds simple, it doesn't seem like it would be that simple to implement.

Any help would be appreciated.



Posted By: aandi
Date Posted: 19 Nov 2011 at 4:06pm
I'd recommend you abandon the idea of emailing it. It's a handy thing for testing and demoing but absolutely not robust enough for commercial use.

You should be submitting the form instead to a web server in the usual way.

Posted By: try67
Date Posted: 19 Nov 2011 at 8:33pm
1. Yes, you can specify multiple email addresses. Just separate them with comma's (use a single mailto: command, though).
2. If you want an automatic response by email it's something that needs to be done on your server, on in the form. However, in the form you can display a message to the user, saying something like "Thank you for sending the email". This requires a script, though.

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