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issues with sending email

Thread began 8/30/2011 9:04 pm by ari416039 | Last modified 9/02/2011 10:10 am by Jason Byrnes | 1137 views | 6 replies |


issues with sending email

hello all
i am having major issues for some reason tryingto get my web froms working, i have successfully installed the froms on to my site and the forms appear to function but no email is sent.
i am having an issue progressing with the setup as it keeps on saying i have no testing server setup which is not the case as i have been able to upload my site

to walk you through what i have done so far
i have selected form function and see a box coming up labelled setup instructions.
the first 2 items are ticked correctly
the next item says set up a testing server, this is not ticked,
i have a testing server setup as i am able to upload my files of the site to my live site

the last item create a record set is not ticked as i imaging item 3 is not ticked either

Thank you

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the testing server setup that it is talking about does not have anything to do with uploading your site.

In your Dreamweaver Site definition, you need to specify a testing server.

see the tutorial for "Defining a Dynamic Site In Dreamweaver":

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i do have a site defined
i have tried including screen shots but due to the small file size allowed to be attached i cant include the screen shots.

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As i cannot attach any decent size files here i am going to try and describe the issue i as much detail as possible.

In dreamweaver i have in site setup my site definied, i also have the testing server box ticked so i definitely have a testing server setup.

when i launch my webassit menu and select webform, i then select the form function tab

i click on the thunderbolt icon near the To field

i have a dialong box appear on the screen with the following
To use synamic data on this page
1 create a site for this file,( it has a tick next to it)
2Choose a document type ( it has a tick next to it)
3 setup the sites testing server( it does not have a tiock next to it)
4 Create a record set ( it does not have a tick next to it)

if i click on item 3, it launches the Site Setup in dreamweaver

in here i can see a green tick for Site and Servers on the left hand side

If i click on item 4 to create a record set i get the following screen

the URL prefix for this sites testing server could not be resolved, this could be due to several reasons

The URL prefix for this site's testing server could not be resolved. This could be due to several reasons:

1. You have specified a local root folder that does not fall under the web server root folder...

2. There is no web server running on the URL. A web server must be running in order to map pages through a URL.

3. There is a web server running but no virtual web folder has been mapped to this prefix. A web virtual folder mapping is needed for local sites that aren't under the web root folder.

Please consult your web server documentation or your system administrator if you need further information."

i am not sure what i am doing wrong here.

thank you

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

You may have the testing server box ticked, but the error is telling you that the testing server settings are not correct.

It is telling you that the issue is with the URL Prefix you have specified for the testing server.

Are you setting the testing server to be a remote testing server or a local testing server?

Many hosts will have issues if you are using the remote server as the testing server.

it is recommended to use a local testing server. the Learning resources page has information on installing a local testing server:

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Hi Jason
The remote server is the testing server.

i know the host does not have an issue with this as i have 2 other domains witht he same host, on the same hosting plan, same control panel etc and my other 2 sites work fine on there, all 3 sites were built the same way as being a testing server on the remote host and 2 of these sites dont have an issue.

i have had a thought that mabye something has not been difeined correctly,
what i did was originally build this site on a different domain name i have and then try and move it accross to the new domain fo rthe correct business name. in doing this it means that i had to define a site in dreamweaver and mabye something is not right there even though all the settings are correct.

can you point me to a tutorial if you have one about how to redefine a site if such a thing is possible in dreamweaver ?
thank you

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Redefining a site is the same as editing one.

go to Sites -> Manage Sites.

In the list of site, select the one you wish to edit and click the edit button.

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