First off I want to thank all those that reached out to help me with a simple problem, that wasn’t so simple.
A special thanks to ‘Nick’ who offered some space on his server to iron things out.
Here’s what happened:
First off, apparently there was an issue with my hosting company. BUT!! As it turned out, there wasn’t one after all with the host’s server.
Apparently, the mail form from within RW8 and the forms stack I used simply didn’t work free standing. I contacted my host server and he said all was fine on his end, the latest PHP was running. All was good. He suggested that I upload a test site. I had to add a subdomain, and named it according. Then I used FTP to send the RW8 files to it. Whoa! Worked fine with one issue. the Foundry stack ‘forms’ didn’t.
As it turned out, that stack didn’t work on Nick’s server either. Nick later found an issue with the index.php in which there was a missing test condition.
Unfortunately I haven’t been able to get the ‘forms’ stack to work with Foundry. An email to them has fallen on deaf ears
So I consider the problem to be 99.4% fixed. I can live without the Foundry form stack, as I have others that work now, including the contact form within RW8
The bottom line as they say?
The forms structure work provided I test within my hosting server. In my house, on my computer, in my environment, the mail out forms didn’t work within RW8 or using Safari. Only after I had them upload to my server’s host did the forms work.
Again, thanks for everyone’s help.