Inline, and thanks. This is more like the response I needed. At least
now I can go learn about smtp auth and how it's done, and the other
stuff you talked about.
Also Scriv requested no "Step by step web design commentary" on the
list. At this point it looks like I'm pointed more in the right
direction so I'll go offlist with a couple folks who offered suggestions
and help. Once i have all this figured out I can share the code with
whoever wants it. But then again this might be "so easy" no one really
Jason Hensley wrote:
In your backend script (the CGI / Perl script I assume),
you could have it send out two separate emails - 1 to the client with
the information you want them to see, and the other to you with the
information you are wanting. I'm not that familiar with Perl but I'm
assuming it could use SMTP Authentication somehow so that the emails
sent out could appear to come from the customer.
yup sounds good
Hard to say much more than "it's easy" because truthfully, any
semi-decent coder should be able to do this pretty easily, whether it
be CGI / Perl, ASP, PHP, whatever, and without seeing your code
I can make it available offlist if someone wanted to look.
and your setup, it's hard to say what would be best to use in this
situation. I'm an ASP guy. Others are PHP, others are Perl. They
can all accomplish this without the intermediate step of having to
open Word to put the data in that you want.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Rohrbacher"
To: "WISPA General List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 2:02 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] ? Web Developer Guru's
Thanks. I kinda already asked for help. Looking over my original
post do you have any more specific suggestions other than "it's
easy"? I have explained what I am currently doing and what I want to
do. I can't really ask more because I've included everything I know.
N White wrote:
Since it is a CGI script, I'm assuming it's written in Perl. Adding
those two functions should be relatively easy. Let me know if you
need anything. I'm a full-time web developer, systems administrator,
and network administrator; I know these things from all angles.
Brian Rohrbacher wrote:
Hello Web Developer Guru's,
I looking for comments or suggestions on my site survey request
process. I want to make sure it's as streamlined as it can be.
Here is the current process from start to finish.
Potential subscriber calls and we talk $. If they are still
interested I send them to www.reliableinter.net to click on "Free
availability check". They submit the form,
a cgi script runs, and the "raw data" is sent to an imap account
that my web developer and I have access to.
My web developer than open the email from imap in word and runs 2
macros to organize the raw data. One for my copy and one for the
My copy adds a bunch of text at the bottom of all the customer info
(things like site survey date, install date, mac address, ssid,
equipment, new email, rate plan,
IP, DNS, and some other good stuff that needs to be on a work
order). The other macro organizes the raw data for him to send an
email back to the
customer see what they submitted along with added text that says,
"We'll call you, bla bla".
After all my "work order" text is added he emails it (for review)
from word back to the imap account and the info all shows up in the
body of the email. Now I print the email (1 page) and stick it in a
3 ring binder. This leaves me with one email/printed email that
has every field necessary to complete site survey, install, and
Making the process smoother.......
I'd like to know if my process could be changed to what I'll
describe below without a major overhaul, or if it needs major work,
tell me a little about it.
This reason we're doing it like we are is because I know very
little about web development/cgi/macro stuff. This is the way my
guy knew how to handle it.
After the customer hits submit I want 2 things to happen.
I want a confirmation email auto sent to them that shows them want
they wrote and shows them the text I added. So at some point
between hitting submit
and getting the email, "We'll call you....." needs to be injected.
I also want an email sent to me with the customers organized data
on it. Again, the email is to have text added at the bottom of this
but my text needs to be the "work order" type text I explained
Summary. Fill out form. Click submit. Two unique email sent.
Their copy with "We'll call you" text and my copy with "Work order"
The last thing. When I receive the email, I want the sender's
email to show up so I can hit reply and be talking to them.
Currently the sender is my own account
and I have to copy and paste the customers email to reply .
Can it be done and what would it take?
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