This page does not give instructions on installing or using cgiemail. The cgiemail home page tells people to consult one of the following pages:
The page you're reading now exists because people do not consult those pages. They try to "just do it". When they get stuck they ask for help. To make it easy for to answer the most common questions, I've prepared stock answers that point people to the documents they should have read already. If you are trying to learn about cgiemail, go back and read those documents. If you are trying to help answer cgiemail questions on Usenet, read on.
As explained in the user guide, there is some problem with your template file. Go back and make sure you correctly followed the guidelines at the following URL: http://web.mit.edu/wwwdev/cgiemail/user.html#template
Usually this error means you have not set the ACTION of your form correctly. Please see the following URL: http://web.mit.edu/wwwdev/cgiemail/user.html#action
It may also result from using the hidden variable called ``success'' with a value that does not start with / or with http://. Please see the following URL: http://web.mit.edu/wwwdev/cgiemail/user.html#success
What would be ideal would be an option to the mmencode program, say, mmencode -t, that would take as input an 8-bit e-mail message, scan the mail headers for what encoding to use, and encode the body (and subject?) of the message, but leave the other mail headers intact.
If that were available, MIME support could be easily integrated into cgiemail.
Yes. Simply separate them with commas in the header lines of your template file. For example, to send to three addresses including one specified by an input named email in your form:To: firstname.lastname@example.org, [email], email@example.com
This feature of Netscape Navigator does not work as documented, as of this writing. Here is what one user found:
Thank you for answering me. I did find out, too, in case anyone else asks, that it was not cgiemail, but rather the WRAP. It turns out WRAP=VIRTUAL and WRAP=PHYSICAL are both just on screen, not in fact. If, however, you put in a WRAP=HARD, it will work on email output, too. An undocumented Netscape/Microsoft Internet Explorer feature, I guess!
The cgiemail webmaster guide does point people elsewhere if cgiemail is not what they want, but it does this in such a way as to allow the maintainer of cgiemail to avoid the hassle of processing link requests and keeping a list current. Other programmers are encouraged to submit their pages to Yahoo, and after that send mail to cgiemail at mit.edu as well. See the yahoo page pointed to by http://web.mit.edu/wwwdev/cgiemail/webmaster.html#else
Webmasters are understandably hesitant to grant every request to install a CGI program because a lot of effort might be involved in getting it working, and because of the security implications. Urge your webmaster to read the cgiemail webmaster guide, which will answer these and other questions. http://web.mit.edu/wwwdev/cgiemail/webmaster.html
The best you can do is let the user type it manually, as described at the following URL: http://web.mit.edu/wwwdev/cgiemail/user.html#form
For more info on why you can't reliably get the actual e-mail address, see the CGI FAQ: http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/www/cgi-faq/faq.html
If you simply follow the directions in the webmaster guide you will
not get this error. Somehow the permissions set by the `tar' command
have been changed. You can correct the error by typing this:
chmod 755 configure
Put the following into your form:
<INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="addendum" VALUE="All the information you need is above this paragraph. Sorry to have to bother you with unnecessary additional text, but Microsoft Internet Explorer refuses to do what standards say it should, i.e. display useful information associated with an error. However, if the accompanying information is long enough, Internet Explorer will show it. Therefore we're inserting this useless text to make sure people see error messages when needed.">
For more information, see http://web.mit.edu/wwwdev/cgiemail/user.html#addendum