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Hi

Hope you're well.

You have a form within a form. You have this:

<form action="#" method="post" name="chat">

...and this:

<form action="formtoemailpro.php" method="post">

I would get rid of the first one (and it's corresponding closing tag). It's
trying to post to itself, hence the error, you can't post to a HTML page.

Any questions, just let me know.

Best wishes.

Charles Sweeney
https://formtoemail.com
The world's easiest feedback script!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 12:59 AM
Subject: Re: FormToEmail script


> Charles,
>
> I do not know what is wrong with
> http://www..com/contact.html
>
> Can you tell me why it won't send?
>
> I get this:
>
> Method Not Allowed
> The requested method POST is not allowed for the URL /contact.html.
>
> Apache/1.3.41 Server at www..com Port 80
>
> But I have used your form on this server many times. Any ideas what is
> wrong? My intern set it up for me and I just tested it and got this. I
> looked at it but do not see what is wrong.
>
> Thanks,
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 1:12 PM
> Subject: Re: FormToEmail script
>
>
>> Hi
>>
>> I think I had the solution for you all along! You can see it on my
>> support page here:
>>
>> https://formtoemail.com/developersupport/not_receiving_email.php
>>
>> Some services require that you set a fifth parameter on the mail()
>> function. I didn't realise AOL was one of them. You need to change this
>> line:
>>
>> mail($my_email,$subject,$message,$headers);
>>
>> to this:
>>
>> mail($my_email,$subject,$message,$headers,"-fuser@example.com");
>>
>> (note -f at the start of the email address)
>>
>> "user@example.com" should be a valid email address on the server that is
>> hosting the script but when I tested this earlier, sending to my test AOL
>> account, it worked as it is above!
>>
>> Any questions, just let me know.
>>
>> Best wishes.
>>
>> Charles Sweeney
>> https://formtoemail.com
>> The world's easiest feedback script!
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 4:03 PM
>> Subject: Re: FormToEmail script
>>
>>
>> Charles,
>>
>> I asked a fellow designer and she suggested:
>>
>> No solution. Just like with regular email, I set up an alias email
>> account on the domain and have it forwarded to AOL. I have the form
>> send to the alias email. Simple to do. AOL sucks still after all these
>> years.
>>
>> Duh! Why didn't I think of that? I am going to try this on my 3 AOL
>> clients.
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 3:01 AM
>> Subject: Re: FormToEmail script
>>
>>
>> Hi
>>
>> There's no doubt about it, the problem lies with AOL, they are blocking
>> the
>> emails.
>>
>> I have had thousands of users over five years, I know from feedback when
>> things don't work. Just now as far as I am aware, the problem is only
>> with
>> AOL. I emailed them from their website but haven't heard back as yet.
>> It
>> was a fairly general email address "postmaster@aol.com" maybe they get
>> thousands of emails to that address but I hope it gets picked up and
>> responded to. In the meantime I will research it more, maybe find
>> something
>> online about it.
>>
>> I will keep you posted.
>>
>> Best wishes.
>>
>> Charles Sweeney
>> https://formtoemail.com
>> The world's easiest feedback script!
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:43 PM
>> Subject: Re: FormToEmail script
>>
>>
>> > Thanks so much for your help with this Charles. I appreciate your
>> efforts!
>> >
>> > 2 AOL clients are on a Plesk server and one is on a cPanel server. All
>> 3
>> > can't receive the form results.
>> >
>> > My .com email receives copies of the form results just
>> fine
>> > and it is also on the cPanel server.
>> >
>> > I feel it is definitely something related to AOL but I have no idea
>> what
>> > it is.
>> >
>> > If you get it figured out, please let me know.
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> >
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 3:41 PM
>> > Subject: Re: FormToEmail script
>> >
>> >
>> >> Hello again
>> >>
>> >> I have been experimenting with the AOL account but no luck so far. I
>> >> have emailed them about it. Hopefully get a meaningful reply that I
>> can
>> >> take further.
>> >>
>> >> It's funny, it works perfectly well going to a Hotmail address, you
>> might
>> >> think they would be similar.
>> >>
>> >> I will keep you posted.
>> >>
>> >> Best wishes.
>> >>
>> >> Charles Sweeney
>> >> https://formtoemail.com
>> >> The world's easiest feedback script!
>> >>
>> >> ----- Original Message -----
>> >> Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 6:34 PM
>> >> Subject: Re: FormToEmail script
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Awesome! Thanks!
>> >>
>> >> ----- Original Message -----
>> >> Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:35 PM
>> >> Subject: Re: FormToEmail script
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Hello again
>> >>
>> >> The latest script won't work. I just signed up for an AOL email
>> account
>> >> to
>> >> test the script output. AOL does not accept it. This reflects your
>> own
>> >> experience.
>> >>
>> >> In the absence of your clients using a proper email service (against
>> >> your
>> >> good advice) I will see if I can get AOL to accept it.
>> >>
>> >> Best wishes.
>> >>
>> >> Charles Sweeney
>> >> https://formtoemail.com
>> >> The world's easiest feedback script!
>> >>
>> >> ----- Original Message -----
>> >> Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 2:20 PM
>> >> Subject: FormToEmail script
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> > Comments: Charles,
>> >> >
>> >> > My clients who still insist on using AOL are not receiving form
>> >> results
>> >> > using formtoemailpro. I receive a copy because I have myself in
>> there
>> >> to
>> >> > also receive the results. Is there anything I can do to help this
>> >> > situation? They refuse to check webmail and they are not getting
>> form
>> >> > results from their websites and some are getting somewhat hostile.
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks