Formatting resulting e-mail from Formmail


#1

I have created a lunch order form using Dreamhost’s Formmail and it is working properly (I still need to upload the redirect page, but the form can be found here: http://www.ctfirst.org/ftc_events/2007_FTC_lunch.html).

However, the resulting e-mail I receive is not formatted well. I would like the resulting e-mail to display the form information better - Perhaps with a header between orders like “Order 1:” on a separate line followed by the choices for that order, “Order 2:” followed by those choices, etc.

This is a clunky form, but will only be used for a week or two.

Is there a way to specify in the form how my resulting e-mail will appear?


#2

The easiest way will be using HTML codes to format your message body.

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#3

I have done that in the past with a ColdFusion form, but am not sure how it’s done using formmail. Can someone plesae tell me what to put in the form, and where it is placed on the page?


#4

Well, I understand your problem now.

I’m not sure how to do that using formmail.

Usually I use PHP mail() function and format the email body by myself.


#5

You can’t with the DreamHost formmail - it is not designed to work that way. It is a DreamHost-specific version of the script at The nms Project. And if you examine the source code, you’d find the message output is hardcoded a certain way. You can install and modify your own version if you are good with Perl though.

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