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To email visitor inputs from an online form, one typically employs a server-side script written in Perl, PHP, ASP etc. Which programming language you use depends on the web server platform (operating system). FYI, PHP script can be developed and made to run on all popular operating systems including Windows, Mac and of course, Linux.
And now for some good news. You don’t need to write an emailing script because plenty of these are available on the web for free – refer that link for details. First determine the web server platform and the best way to do this is to get in touch with the service provider. Also ask them about the various server-side scripting languages installed; yes, there can be many.
Once you obtain all the information choose a programming language and then download and configure a emailing script on your site… it’s going to be a good learning experience.
By the way, many hosting companies provide an easy-to-setup emailing script via the control panel. You can also look into that option.
I’m from the old school so would suggest using Perl or PHP. The advantage of using either of these is that you can get tons of free scripts that can email visitor feedback from your web site. You can also find lots of help on the web in case you get stuck. PHP and Perl scripts can also be made to run on different operating systems with minimal changes.
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