Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Send2Page?
Send2Page is a service that allows you to update your web pages by sending Email.
- How does it work?
A small code snippet, pasted into the HTML of your web page, draws the contents
of your Email onto the web page when it is viewed in the browser.
- Why don't I see the Email content when I view the Page Source?
When your web page is sent down to your visitor's web browser, it does not actually
include the contents of your various Emails. When the browser processes your web
writes HTML for your Email into the page.
- Where is the Emailed content actually kept?
When you send an Email to your special send2Page Email address, it is processed
and stored onto the send2page web servers. The text is stored as HTML in a database
while the images are stored as files on the hard disk.
- Which types of Email are handled?
Send2Page can handle HTML Email, plain text Email and Txt/Pix Email arriving from
cellular phones. Each type of Email is handled in a slightly different way as described
- How do styles affect the appearance of Emailed content?
If your Email includes no styling such as fonts or colors, then the style of the
page will determine the appearance of the Emailed content. Any formatting within
the Email will add to and override that of the page.
- Which Email programs can be used to send Email to send2page?
Use your favorite or most convenient Email program. Free tools such as Hotmail,
Yahoo and Gmail include excellent formatting options and produce very clean content
that plays well on your web page. Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express offer incredible
power and flexibility for formatting published content but sometimes create HTML
that causes formatting issues (not a big deal.)
- Is there a way to get rid of the footer paragraph that is added by some Email providers?
Most of the free tools (Hotmail, Gmail, etc.) as well as the cell phone companies
will often add a block of text such as "This message sent by Verizon.." at the end
of the Email. For each special send2page Email address, you can identify a word
or phrase that marks the beginning of undesired text. When your Emailed content
is sent down to the browser, any text including and after the phrase will be omitted.
The default phrase that signals the end of your content is "#end".
- Can one send2page Email address be used on multiple web pages?
Yes. Any page onto which the code snippet is pasted will show the Emails sent to
that send2page address.
- Is there a way to limit who can send updates to my special send2page Email address?
Yes. You can require that the Email Subject must include a secret word or phrase and you
can also specify that the email must be sent from a person in your contributors list.
- Why do some Emails not appear on my web page?
Check your own rules to determine if you are only allowing certain senders or requiring
that the subject start with a secret keyword.
- Why do some Emails not reach the web page when sending from Outlook?
When forwarding messages, Outlook will sometimes wrap the Email address with single
quotes (example: 'firstname.lastname@example.org') which, in certain cases, does not work with
our mail servers. To fix this, simply type in your special send2page Email address
and do not accept Outlook's suggestion which includes quotes (note: the delete key
will remove the suggestion from Outlook's list.)
Easily update your web pages...
By sending an email
what you send is what appears on your web page
By logging in
decide who is allowed to update parts of your web site
- Email history
- Posting history