January 8th, 2010

Web Form To Email – Doesn’t Get Any Easier!

One of the most ubiquitous parts of a web site is the “contact us” form.  Other types of forms abound  — for collecting customer requests, quote requests, surveys, customer feed back, etc.  In the vast majority of cases, all of these forms send their data to a program on the web server which collects the data and sends someone an email message with the content.  Web form to email.

Quick and easy.  However, the quick and easy solutions to setting this up do not take care of things such as:

  • Preventing form spam
  • Making sure the form email is encrypted to protect its sensitive information
  • Making sure the form data is secured via SSL when sent from the user (you would normally have to have your own secure site for this).
  • Archiving the form submissions so you never lose or delete one by accident
  • Accepting form submissions from PDFs
  • Accepting uploaded files
  • Sending you data in more complex formats such as:
    • Pre-filled PDFs
    • Pre-filled HTML templates
    • CSV files.

LuxSci’s SecureForm service does all of these things and more and it makes setting up secure forms very, very easy for both the administrator and the end user.  How easy, here are some examples of how it works.

Your Perspective: The Form Administrator

  • You design your own forms
  • You use our web site to configure what should happen to your data (i.e. post the data securely or not, email it or archive it, where to send people on success, etc.)
  • You point your form to the address that we provide to you.
  • No need to install any programs of software
  • Works with any web site
  • Have your forms sending you email messages in minutes!

The End-User Perspective: Web Site Forms

  • The user goes to your form on your web site, wherever it is hosted
  • The user fills out your form and submits it
  • The data is sent to LuxSci
  • Success? The user is redirected to your web site page for successful results.
  • Failure? The user is redirected to your web site page for failure results.

The End-User Perspective: PDF Forms

  • The user opens your PDF form
  • The user fills out you form and presses the “Submit” button
  • The data is sent to LuxSci
  • Success? The user is shown your custom “Success PDF”.
  • Failure? The user is shown you custom “Failure PDF”.

Quick and easy.

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