Can JavaScript email a form?

NO! JavaScript can’t email a form! but, there are alternatives to send the form data to an email address.

There is no direct method provided by JavaScript to send the data submitted in the form to an email address.

The main concern for not providing a ‘JavaScript email form’ feature is security.
Suppose there is a feature in JavaScript to send email. Some malicious coder can write a script to send email to some address immediately when you visit their page. This will reveal your email address to some third party without your knowledge. They will start filling your mail box with lots of spam messages! However, there are alternatives as explained below.
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How to Submit a Form Using JavaScript

Generally, a form is submitted when the user presses a submit button. However, sometimes, you may need to submit the form programmatically using JavaScript.

JavaScript provides the form object that contains the submit() method. Use the ‘id’ of the form to get the form object.

For example, if the name of your form is ‘myform’, the JavaScript code for the submit call is:


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Using JavaScript to access form objects when there are multiple forms

In order to access a form through JavaScript, we need to obtain a reference to the form object. One obvious way to approach, is to use the getElementById method. For instance, if we had a form with the id attribute "subscribe_frm", we could access the form in this way:

var oForm = document.getElementById('subscribe_frm');

However, this approach has the limitation that the <form> tag must have an id attribute, as the getElementById method needs the id of an element in order to locate it in the DOM tree. Fortunately, JavaScript provides us with alternatives where you can get the form when you don’t have the id attribute.
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