Sending Email From a Web Form-Computing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

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 and the The script is used to:

  • Send the from results to a specified 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 and the servers and is intended only for web sites associated with Carnegie Mellon.  In addition, the script will only send mail to email addresses.  If you need to have a email address approved for use with the Mailto CGI, send email to  Be sure to include the exact email address(es) that you wish to include.

Last Updated: 6/3/14