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I am building a new web form on my website. everything is

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I am building a new web form on my website. everything is proportioned but I cant get the submit button to work. i tried the mailto: ***** ***** it comes back with an error message saying that that webpage is not available. Can anyone tell me what im doing wrong?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Programming
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
this is a mobile website hosted on
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Russell H. replied 2 years ago.
Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do what I can to provide the right answer to your question. If the mailto: ***** ***** rejects a web page as not available, something is wrong with eitherA. the mailto: ***** ***** programmed, orB. the mailto: ***** ***** as configured on the device accessing the website. To eliminate B, as the possible source of the problem, try accessing the web form with more than one device. Or, with a computer that is handling mailto: ***** ***** fine. To eliminate A as the problem, try putting in a 'temporary' test mailto:. If your email address is '*****@******.***', then this would be the test mailto: <A HREF="mailto***@******.***">click here to test mailto action with standard mailto: URL</a> Let us know what the result is. (I regret I am unable to call you by phone at this time, so I have Opted Out of this question, leaving it open to whoever among our Experts might respond to your request for a Live Phone Call. Thanks for your patience.)
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I checked and the web form does not work on my laptop, android tablet or smart phone. Hoping maybe i coded it wrong. Here is what i have;Contact Form:
Name:Email Address:Phone Number:Message:Can you tell me if this is correct or how to fix it?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
form method="post" action="mailto***@******.***" enctype="text/plain">
font size="7">Contact Form:
font size="6">Name:
input type="text" name="name" value="">
font size="6">Email Address:
input type="text"name="email" value="">
font size="6">Phone Number:
input type="text" name="phone" value="">
font size="6">Message:
input type="text" name="message" value="">
input type="submit" name="submit" value="submit">
Expert:  Russell H. replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for having the patience to re-post that code.
Try removing the 'method=post' portion of the FORM tag. That part may be counter-productive in a mailto: ***** ***** tag. Usually, I think, a POST method requires a CGI script and CGI server... a mailto: ***** ***** that not at all, and leaving it in may be archaic usage, or 'deprecated' as they call it.
Also the enctype isn't really necessary, until the main part of the code is working. In any case where code does not work, you need to simplify down to the point where either it is working, or at any rate the possible things that might still be wrong are minimal... then when it works basically, add the frills and extras.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry i cant get it to do anythiong but i found a work around program i decided to use thank you for trying
Expert:  Russell H. replied 2 years ago.
I hope my advice helped you toward a solution, and am glad if you have found some means of solving the problem. Please rate my Answer. Thanks, ***** ***** luck.