We all have websites that ask for information from the people
who visit the sites. The easy way to collect information from the
user is through HTML forms and to receive this information at our
email boxes. A standard way of ensuring that form responses are
sent to our email boxes is to create the form tag as:
This method has several disadvantages:
- The email address used by you for automatic submissions
is visible to the visitor. He can used it to send other
emails / spam.
- The user needs to have a configured email client that can
be detected and used by the browser to send email. Most
users use the web for checking mail and others visit
cyber cafes to check mail. Such users do not have
properly configured mail clients.
- The user is concerned that his/her email id will be
automatically revealed to the site's webmaster. Most users
prefer to remain anonymous over the net. Also, browsers
automatically display a warning to this effect.
Due to all these reasons, most sites do not use this method to
receive submission mails. What is the alternative? The
alternative is to have a webpage that processes the input from
the form and sends it to a mail address. However, for this you
need to do a lot of coding and host it at paid sites.
So, what do you do? Signup with sites that
provide free guestbooks and the like. However, the guestbooks are
very general and cannot incorporate any specific questions you
may want to ask.
The answer is SeeingWithC's free mailto service. Here, simply
by making a minor change to your form HTML, you can make it
possible for SeeingWithC to receive your form submissions
What do you need to do? Simply fill out the form below: (This
form uses the same mailto service)
After you have filled up the form, wait for me to receive the
email, process it, add your name to my automatic on-site database
and send you an email. The email will contain your identification
number, such as 19. This number should be
carefully noted down. Now, you are ready to begin creating your
form. Refer to the form above and you need to do:
- In the action tag, instead of the mailto:... address,
This is the web-address of my service host.
- Just below the <FORM name=...> tag, add the lines:
This form uses Mailer service provided by
To learn about the service,
Your form will work even without
adding these lines, but please let them stay. This is a
free service, and I need ads to sustain the service.
These lines will not show on your form. Also, it is
illegal to use my service on any page without these lines.
- After these lines, add this tag:
For the value field, enter the id
assigned to you through my email instead of the dots.
This is all!
After the changed, the form shown above will
It is really this easy to get your form going with
SeeingWithC's mailto service.
If you have any problem setting it up, have a look at the form above that
submits your requests to me. To do this, view the source of this page.
Still in trouble? Contact me at
Terms and Conditions for using this
- SeeingWithC may change the conditions to
use the service. The site will not inform anyone of the
changed terms, they will displayed here and will be
binding on the users.
- SeeingWithC reserves the right to charge
any fees for using the service at any time it pleases.
- This service does not come with any
guarantee that responses will be delivered. Use it at your
- SeeingWithC is not liable for any damages
that using this service may incur, or which may incur
through un-delayed on late-delayed messages.
- SeeingWithC can discontinue the service
at any time without prior notification to
- The service can have some downtimes during
which the responses will not be delivered.