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Sending Email From a Web Form

Web forms can be used to conduct surveys or submit ideas in a format that you develop. To use a form on your web page you will need to use the MailTo CGI. The MailTo CGI is a "script" that exists on the BOTH the www.cmu.edu and the andrew.cmu.edu. The script is used to:

  • Send the from results to a specified cmu.edu email address
  • Display a response page to the user when the form is submitted

The MailTo CGI is supported by Computing Services only when used to send mail from forms on the www.cmu.edu and the andrew.cmu.edu servers and is intended only for web sites associated with Carnegie Mellon.  In addition, the script will only send mail to cmu.edu email addresses.  If you need to have a non-cmu.edu email address approved for use with the Mailto CGI, send email to advisor.  Be sure to include the exact email address(es) that you wish to include.

Last Updated: 6/3/14