Setting up the form to send an email


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Setting up the form to send an email

Now we'll talk about some steps you have to take to set up your form to send an e-mail. If you're following along, I'm working in 03_Email_Setup.fla in the Chapter 07 folder in the Exercise Files folder. Lets select the first keyframe of the actions layer and open the Actions panel. Remember the keyboard shortcut is Option+F9 on the Mac, F9 on the PC. Now if we're going to be setting a form there are a few things that we need to set up, and the first thing is the address where our form is, or the address where the script that's going to process the form is.

So what I'm going to do is I'm going to create a variable called address. It's going to be a string, and I'm going to set this equal to value in quotes because it's a string, it's going to be "/cgi-bin/formmail.pl"; all lowercase. Now this code may not work on your Web server and let me tell you why. Every server is unique. This file may be located at a different place in your server.

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Setting up the form to send an email
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Setting up the form to send an email provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Todd Perkins as part of the Flash CS3 Professional Beyond the Basics

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