Free-standing form with html

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I'm trying to create a form with HTML that e-mails results to me. Below is the stripped-down code I have on a page. There's nothing else on the page. When I Preview and Send it, Mozilla opens up dozens of instances (last count it was at 92 and rising) and the only way I can stop it creating more is with the three-finger salute (ctrl/alt/delete). What's happening here? ( I don't want to use the widget and I don't want an outside programme).

<!--

<form method="post" enctype="text/plain" action="mailto:my-email@my-isp.com">
First name: <input type="text" name="fname" /><br />
Last name: <input type="text" name="lname" /><br /><br />
<input type="submit" value="Send" />
</form>

-->
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Philip Taylor

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Hello Philip

Form submissions won't work just by adding HTML code. You will either need PHP (which Yola doesn't offer right now), or your own service which delivers form submissions to your e-mail address.

Your best bet is to go for the Yola Form Widget, Wufoo, or Jotform in order to create forms. We can recommend Wufoo and Jotform as they are more flexible and advanced and also offer free packages.
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Philip Taylor

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Thanks Stefan for your reply.
I have Jotform on a page on my other website (thegoodolddays.yolasite.com/contacts) and it has stopped working too, with the same result. It just opens lots of sessions of Firefox. I'm thinking an update from Firefox or Yola may be the problem. I'll try with Internet Explorer.
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(oops, sorry, that should be downmemorylane.yolasite.com/contact)
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Philip Taylor

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Thank you Gop for your test-message. It came through fine. Jotform now seems to be ok on that website - I don't understand what the problem was.
I guess, as Stefan said, I need to use a proprietary Form utility like Jotform or Wufoo.
The fact that PHP was required was not mentioned in the two sources I used. I guess it's assumed new designers would know this.