Location of Perl for FormMail


#1

Hi,

Anyone know the location of Perl for dreamhost???

I want to have formmail in my e-mails… but the

http://formmail.dreamhost.com/cgi-bin/formmail.cgi

doesn’t seem to work with formmail within an e-mail…

any help appreciated!


#2

See

http://wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/Perl

which says it is /usr/bin/perl

You can double check by using “whereis perl” in shell

:cool: Perl / MySQL / HTML+CSS


#3

I think what you need to do is to create an HTML form and add it to the email message to feed the information for sending to the script.

http://formmail.dreamhost.com/

https://panel.dreamhost.com/kbase/index.cgi?area=681&keyword=formmail

If you want to roll your own formmail script, you could use a plain link in your email message, like http://mysite.com/mymailscript.pl putting the path to perl in the shebang line of your script.

Not sure why you would do this rather than just adding a reply-to header in your email message. If the recipient has an email client, why would they need to use formmail?