Thanks for the additional info. I have set up test pages in the past for me mainly but I use the URL to get in. I am struggling to get members to register with e-voice as the majority are not internet savy and a bit entrenched. So far its not been too much of a problem as the site is quite specific and although I have set up a members area its not been used.
The reason to start using the contact forms is to try and take load of certain committee members who are all the time sending out e mails with information about events etc whereas if I can get members to just look at the web site all the deatil can be put there for them to action or not. Im getting there but its slow.
I have used the drop down list for optional answers but another extra question would be an advantage.
Ah well 'back on your head' !
My members are registered in the private area (which I have renamed "Members' Area".
When they register the system allows them to receive email notifications generated via the noticeboard. The information is always in the noticeboard, for people to refer back to. The problem is that each member has to go into their profile and opt-in to receive email notifications (the default is opt-out).
That May solve your problem regarding communications. The trick is to get everyone to opt-in.
If you want to ask several questions you could build a survey using the survey tool, or create a form in the form builder.
The advantage is that you can set up lots of questions, though the disadvantage is that it isn't an includelet so you can't put the form onto a specific page on your site. (the form or survey will live at the URL in the form builder or survey app, though you can link to it from any page of course).