PERL Subscribe Form

How to Create a simple Subscribe Mail Form for MailList Controller with PERL

 

This article gives Information about how to create a simple Subscribe Webform with PERL.
Such a script is often called mailform or formmailer

 

 

How to Create a simple Subscribe Mail Form for MailList Controller with PERL

 

The following article shows how to create a subscribe webform using formmail.pl written by Matt Wright.
This PERL-script is installed on many webservers.

Here is the complete HTML soucecode for a HTML subscribe form using fommail.pl installed on your webserver:

<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
</head>

<body>
<form action="http://www.mydomain.tld/cgi-bin/formmail.pl" method="POST">

<input type="hidden" name="recipient" value="mylist@mycompany.tld">

<input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="http://www.mydomain.tld/newsletter/thankyou.htm">

<input type="hidden" name="subject" value="Subscribe">


<br>Email: <input type="text" name="email">
<br>Name: <input type="text" name="name">


<br><input type="submit" name="send" value="Submit">
</form>

</body>
</html>

The blue lines are specific code for FormMail. If you use a different script, you need to adjust these lines. 

The green lines are universal code, used to add 2 fields (name and email) to our form.

Now save the file to your webserver and click on "Submit".