All FastVirtual web hosting plans include email to CGI support.
The email to CGI option enables users to receive email via a CGI
script. This option permits advanced users to completely customize the
handling of incoming mail. Email is sent to the specified script using
the POST method.
Email to CGI options are easily added and configured from the
"Email" area of your account control panel.
Email to CGI Explained
The email to CGI gateway automatically converts email to
a CGI-recognizable format, and forwards the converted email message to
the script you specify.
This appears exactly as a normal email address to the sender, but
received by the email to CGI gateway is immediately converted and sent
specified script. This can be any CGI script that resides on your domain.
Email to CGI options are often used in conjunction with
personalized autoresponders, or to create advanced email management
systems. For example, a company might use an email to CGI option as
|Email to CGI Address
In this example, sales enquiries would be
automatically sent to email_handler.cgi. This
script could produce an email auto-response with customized information
from the sender's message, or could post to a customized email
management system that assigns a unique tracking number to the