The MailMerge CGI script has been installed on the FreePages server and is available to webmasters. This script will allow you to put forms on your web pages and have the results of the form sent to you in an e-mail message. You also have the option of having the data from the form posted to a web page so that it can be viewed immediately. This gives you the ability to build a feedback form, guestbook, or the like.

Basic documentation on how to use MailMerge is available in the RootsWeb Wizards pages at https://sites.rootsweb.com/rootsweb/wizards/basicmm.html. Detailed documentation is provided at https://sites.rootsweb.com/rootsweb/wizards/mailmerge.html

When using MailMerge on FreePages, there are some differences in how you will code your PathName in your <form> tag and in your template file.

Only a relative path will work in your <form> tag. Here's an example of the <form> tag in one of the samples:

<form action="/cgi-bin/mailmerge.cgi/~elsi/maillist.tmp"
method="POST" enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded">

Using the relative path of  ~elsi, this form will work within any of your community directories on the FreePages server. You could put the form in your genealogy_html directory or in your arts_html directory along with its template file and the form would work without any changes.

Here are examples for using MailMerge forms:

If you have further questions about using MailMerge on the FreePages server, please post your question to the FreePages-Help mailing list. All those who were assigned web space on the FreePages server were automatically subscribed to the digest version of this list (FreePages-Help-D). If you have unsubscribed, you will need to subscribe again before you can post to the list. Information on subscribing can be found at http://freepages.rootsweb.com/help.html.