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Microsoft FrontPage 98 supports sending form results in e-mail. To accomplish this, you must configure your form to send results to e-mail and configure the FrontPage Server Extensions to deliver the e-mail to an e- mail transport. This article describes how to set up FrontPage 98 forms for e-mail.
Define Your FormTo define your form, follow these steps:
Set Up Your E-mail TransportTo send form results to an e-mail host, the FrontPage Server Extensions require a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server. The FrontPage 98 Server Extensions do not support any other form of e-mail server software. Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0 and above supports SMTP when IMS services are started.
To send e-mail from the Web server, configure the FrontPage Server Extensions in the Frontpg.ini file on the server to deliver the mail to an e-mail transport. To do this, follow these steps:
ParametersFrontPage 98 supports five parameters (configurations) for e-mail transport:
Possible Error MessagesIf the SMTP host is present when the form is created, but the SMTP host is later removed (and the form has not changed since then), you receive the following error on a default page returned by the form when the form is submitted:
If SMTPHost is not present when the form is created, you receive the following error message from FrontPage:
User: Please report details to this site's webmaster. Webmaster: Please see the server's application event log for more details.
NOTE: This error message is received if e-mail is not configured when the form is created.
The FrontPage Server Extensions have not been configured to send e-mail. Please direct your system administrator or Internet Service Provider to follow the instructions at "Setting Up Your E-Mail Transport" in the \SERK\enu\Admin.htm file on the FrontPage CD-ROM.
Would you like to remove the e-mail recipient? (Yes or No)
If you choose not to remove the e-mail recipient and the extensions are not configured correctly, then when the form is filled out and submitted, the form is refreshed, but a background image (if previously present) does not appear, and the Address line in your browser is changed from this
http://WebServerURL/YourSubWebor, if hosted on NT Server, it changes to this:
http://WebServerURL/YourSubWebThis error occurs anytime that you have a configuration issue with any of the dynamic run-time components in FrontPage.
If the form is configured to save results to a file, or to send e-mail simultaneously, and the FrontPage Server Extensions are not configured to handle e-mail, a 0-byte file is created. It does not contain any data, you do not see an error message, and the mail is not sent.
For additional information about sending form results to multiple files or people, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/187249/EN-US/ )FP98: How to Submit Form Results to Multiple Files, People
For more information about the FrontPage Server Extensions, see the FrontPage 98 Server Extensions Resource Kit (SERK), located in the \Serk folder on your FrontPage 98 compact disc.
Article ID: 174406 - Last Review: September 8, 2003 - Revision: 2.0
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