Hi everybody, I need to implement a link on a web page that would allow me to send an email to a friend with the link of the URL embedded in the body of the email. Can anybody help ? Thanks you can send emails to "firstname.lastname@example.org" with answers.
Well, I'd do this with server-side software rather than an applet. Sending mail from an applet is usually more trouble than it's worth. If your server runs on a Unix or Linux system, a little CGI script which echoes a message including the $HTTP_REFERER url to "mail" with a mail id entered in a form textfield should do the trick. You may even be able to find a pre-written one in one of the many script archives on the web. Or if you are feeling keen you could write a Javaservlet to do the same job.
any idea where can I get a CGi script like it ? thanks
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I couldn't be bothered to look, so I wrote one. Check out: http://www.io.com/~efficacy/friend/ftest.html Be sure to download it soon, as I'll be removing it in a week or so. I don't really like having a freely-accessible mail sender on my site. I hope it's useful.
subject: Applet to "send this page to a friend" feature