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Capturing an Email address

harv If I want to get the reader of my ebook
to subscribe to a mailing list within the
book , without logging online, is there
a facility within Activ to provide this
(like a form) ?

If not I would use the mailto command
<a href="mailto:fred@abc.com>
but have a question.

It would help if I could use this and have
it create the subject as well. I am aware
of this format
<a href="mailto:fred@abc.com?subject=*** xx">

but does it work for all Email clients ?


Posted on: 7:26 am on March 2, 2003
KC *

(Edited by KC at 3:46 am on June 8, 2003)

Posted on: 12:38 pm on March 2, 2003
harv Hello KC,

>>Obviously they will need to go online
>>whether they use mailto: or an embedded form.

This is true, so what I want is for the subscribe
message to be set up in the Email client ready for
the next time they go online, in other words to be
put in the Email outbox.

A form type facility within the book would be
preferable as it allows the reader to put in any
Email address, and also any additional fields
required such as first name.


Posted on: 4:37 pm on March 2, 2003
KC *

(Edited by KC at 3:47 am on June 8, 2003)

Posted on: 5:04 pm on March 2, 2003
harv >> <form action="mailto:you@yoursite.com?subject=Whatever"
>> method="post" enctype="text/plain">

This is new to me.

I've tried it out and it does set up an Email with
address and subject - that's fine, but how do I
activate the form other than entering a field which
is not then used ?

Posted on: 5:20 pm on March 2, 2003
KC *

(Edited by KC at 3:47 am on June 8, 2003)

Posted on: 5:39 pm on March 2, 2003
harv Excellent, that's what I want


Posted on: 6:43 pm on March 2, 2003
KC *

(Edited by KC at 3:48 am on June 8, 2003)

Posted on: 7:27 pm on March 2, 2003


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