Folks who still use Microsoft FrontPage to build their web sites are finding that more and more hosting companies are not supporting FrontPage extensions. As a result, forms, database connections, and forms-to-email that relied on the little "webbots" no longer work. As a moderator on several development forums I see the same questions weekly, "How can I send my form information to an email."
Since we are ASP and .NET developers and stay (mostly) within the code confines of those languages (and the related Microsoft Servers) I can say that creating a form, validating it, parsing the form fields to create an email object, sending the email and, finally, thanking the user for their contact - all while wrapping the UI in a tableless (CSS) form that is compatible for the sight-impaired and cross-browser friendly is no easy task for the beginning coder. Taken in baby steps it is great to learn each of these related web building tasks (form validation, passing and catching variables with ASP, CSS) but mostly the erstwhile web-builder just wants a form that works.
Microsoft servers have two ways of handling emails. The older servers use CDONTS (Collaboration Data Objects for NT Servers) and the newer servers use CDOSYS (but can be configured to continue to use CDONTS). Since we're seeing most FrontPage sites on older servers we built this "form to email" page for CDONTS. Tune in next week to the CDOSYS version.
Screen Shot is below:
Download the code in a 10.9K .zip file HERE.