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Using SeaMonkey Composer to add an email form to your website is outlined below. Please note that this tutorial was created using SeaMonkey Composer 1.1.15. The procedure may vary slightly if you are using a different version. Please also note that SeaMonkey Composer is essentially the same software as Mozilla Composer. The process for adding forms to both is essentially identical.
1. Create Your Form HTML
2. Open SeaMonkey
Start SeaMonkey as you would normally do.
3. Create or Open the Page Where You Want the Form
a. To create a new page, go to File > New > Composer Page (or press CTRL+SHIFT+N).
b. To open the page where you want the form, go to File > Open File (or press CTRL+O).
c. Then select File > Edit Page (or press CTRL+E).
4. Add the Form HTML to Your File
a. In the view use your mouse and move your cursor to the spot on the page where you would like the form.
b. Click the button to enter the HTML Source View. You can also access this by clicking View > HTML Source.
c. Move the cursor to the location within the HTML that you would like to locate the form.
d. Paste the form HTML into the code (Edit > Paste, or CTRL+V, or Right Click and Select Paste). If you do not have your form code created and copied, please read this tutorial to learn how to do so.
e. Click the button and make sure the form looks correct. You can also access this by clicking View > Preview.
5. Save Your Form
a. Select File > Save (or CTRL+S).
6. Upload Your Form
Upload the file containing your form to your web server. This procedure will vary depending on which external FTP client you are using.
7. Test Your Form
Open a web browser and go to the web page containing your form. Fill out the form and press the submit button to test it.
A demonstration form created using SeaMonkey Composer can be seen here.
Common Problems Encountered by Users:
The web page is showing a bunch of jumbled HTML instead of a form.
When this occurs, it is the result of the form HTML being pasted into the Preview View of your web page instead of the HTML Source View for your web page. Make sure that you are pasting into the HTML Source View. The HTML Source View can be accessed by clicking View > HTML Source.
I submit the form and get a form location error.
If you are using myContactForm.com, you will need to login and make sure that you've set the Form Location setting to the proper URL for your form.
a. Login to myContactForm.com
b. Click the Edit Button
c. Click the Basic Form Information Button
d. Enter all variations of the URL where the form will appear. Typically this is the full URL of your web form with and without the www subdomain. You can also use wildcards (*) in this setting. For examples using http://www.mydomain.com/* would allow the form to be placed on any page uploaded to mydomain.com.