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Email Tags for PonyExpress

The following table shows all the possible tags used by PonyExpress forms for sending email results from a form. Depending on what your form does, you may only need a few of these in your form. Those that are required are shown in black.

Special Tags for PonyExpress Forms

Tag NAME

How to Use

Sample Tag VALUE

Email

mail_to_admin

Set this variable to “yes” if you are sending an email to the form owner. If you do not include this tag, mail will go to the owner only if you are not writing to a datafile or a guestbook page. Also, set this tag to yes if you’d like to use an admin.message template for the email. yes or no

mail_to_visitor

Set this variable to “yes” if you are sending an email to the visitor filling out the form. yes or no

email
or
email_address

required if sending reply email to visitor

This is the address where visitor email replies are sent. Use an <INPUT TYPE=”text”> tag, not a hidden tag, as visitors must specify their own addresses. No default value

subject

Specify the subject line for email sent to the admin. A Message from the Web

visitor_subject

Specify the subject line for email sent to the visitor. We’ve received your comments.

admin_message

Specify the file name of the admin email template. By default, this is admin.message. admin-mail.txt

visitor_message

Specify the file name of the visitor reply email template. By default, this is visitor.message. reply-mail.txt

encrypt

Set this to “yes” to send the admin email using PGP encryption. This requires a registered PGP key, and is only available on www.bu.edu. yes