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Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I got this from earlier post and it works great running in NT DOS where it opens up my Outlook mail with NO problems:
my $outlookmail = "c:/Program Files/Microsoft Office/Office/Outlook.ex +e"; open (CMDLOG,"| $outlookmail") || die "$!"; close CMDLOG || die "$!";
But when I try and put it in a web page it does not work.
Here is Perl/CGI part called "outl.cgi":
#!/usr/local/bin/perl use CGI qw(:standard); #Perl web CGI module use CGI::Carp qw(fatalsToBrowser); my $outlookmail = "c:/Program Files/Microsoft Office/Office/Outlook.ex +e"; open (CMDLOG,"| $outlookmail") || die "$!"; close CMDLOG || die "$!";
Web part:
<html> <head> <title>Untitled</title> </head> <BODY> <FORM ACTION="outl.cgi" METHOD="POST"> <TABLE width="60%"> <table><TR> <TR><TD COLSPAN=2> </TD></TR> <TR> <TD> </TD> <TD align="left"><input type="submit" value="Submit"> </TD> </TR> </TABLE> </FORM> </BODY> </HTML>
Any suggestions????