You can use our free or advanced service.
If your web server supports Perl, formmail.pl is an alternative. See http://www.formmail.com/
If you use a Windows server, look at formmail.asp
or if you prefer ASP.NET
If you use PHP, here are some
For Java, see
and “Java Servlets Developer’s Guide” published by McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media Group
If you entered the email address correctly – you can try a second time – then most likely AOL has decided that the email with the receiver code is spam and has deleted it.
You have to try another email address.
This will be part of the advanced service, not is not yet implemented (Oct-2008)
In order to prevent spammers to use your form to send spam to arbitrary email addresses, we have to make sure that there a human who submitted the form.
Before sending the copy to the submitter, he/she will have to enter a security code similar to the code at
That functionality is part of our advanced service. The cost is $15/month.
An alternative is to configure your own webserver, for example Frontpage extension can collect submitted data into a CSV-file, which easily is opened by Excel.
Instead of attaching the HTML-files, attach the ZIP-file that SpreadsheetConverter generates. This will solve your problem and make the email much smaller. Then you have to tell the user to open the zip file, extract the files and click on the HTM-file.
Request a receiver code and check the advanced service. The receiver code for the free service and the advanced service is the same.
If you decide to continue to use it, and want to enable the full Advanced Service, contact email@example.com
You can read about our submit support here
Then, you create a form using Excel, start SpreadsheetConverter and select ‘Submit’-button under ‘Configure toolbar’.
The first time you add a submit button, you will have to request a receiver code, so that we know where to send the email.
The relevant section in the manual is found here:
The contents of a web form cannot be emailed directly. You need to add a submit-button, the submit-button will send the data to a server, and the server can for example email the entered values.
If you name the cells in Excel, those names will be used instead of p2C144
The email looks like this:
p1A3: 5 p1D3: 9,50 p1E3: 47,50
If you name the individual cells in Excel, these names will be used as names. Note that they must start with a letter, and only contain letters, digits and “_”.
Also note that the Advanced Service sends you a snapshot of the whole form as it looked to the user.
So in other words, there isn’t anything to where we can add to the excel spreadsheet that would have a down down menu with a list of email addresses and when its submitted it would get sent in conjunction with the notice to whoever would get that, also to the person or persons selected for the drop down list in the spreadsheet??
The email is always mailed to the same address, at least if you use our Advanced or Free Service.
A workaround is to mail it to the same email address, and then have a filter in the email server that looks for a value and forwards the email to the right person.
Exchange and Outlook supports filters like this.
Request a new receiver code for the new email address, enter it into the wizard and regenerate the web page, and then publish the new page.
No, not directly.
However, if you named the cell in Excel where the user enters his email address “email”, you can set up an auto-responder on your own email address.
Example – Some forms would go top Bob is shipping, another to Sally in accounting and yet another to Harry in IT. Is there a way to change the email addresses locally?
You need to request one receiver code for each email address, and then have that receiver code entered in the wizard when you generate the form.
The Advanced Service consists of two parts
1. The email looks like the web page
2. The fields are stored in a database for later retrieval.
You get 1. by selecting Advanced Service in the SpreadsheetConverter wizard
You get 2. by using a receiver code for an email address that is known to SpreadsheetServer.
When we set up the Advanced Service account for you, you got one login + password. Create a new user for the second email address whose submits you want to store, request a receiver code for this second email address, enter it into the wizard, convert and publish.