fax.co.uk can enable your web-directory to provide a contact
form for every business listed.
Assuming that you'll have a contact form which will be sent as
email or fax...
For a simple solution - you could use a plain html form for each
listing - edit each form to have a recipients address 'made up'
from their fax number @fax.co.uk - submit the form to any standard
form-to-email script and we'll do the rest.
A better solution (and essential for large directories)
is to use a cgi script to automatically build the contact form -
the task of the script is to generate the html of the form - and
include the appropriate email address in a hidden field ready for
the form-to-email script. The email address chosen will depend on
the contact details in your database, the selection process goes
Have we got an email
Yes - ok use it.
No - have we got a fax or mobile number?
.....ok - add @fax.co.uk and use that as the email address
Another solution would be to customise the form-to-email script
to do the database access when the form is submitted - only essential
if the recipient can be selected from the form. However you may
choose this route if you'd like more control over the layout of
the email than a standard form-to-email script would give you.
fax.co.uk can return delivery confirmations and error reports to
you by email or sms - either to the 'From:' address, a nominated
recipient or the first email address in the contents of the form.