Nowadays, Even basic project as creating a simple portfolio may involve some problems, like receiving data from contact form.
There are many ways to read those data. You can connect your form with the database but it may be some troublesome for beginners.
So there are some services which can help you out
You can signup to any of these (free) services and configuration is damn simple, there are bunch of others services too.
I even used formspree service for my portfolio page
Give it a try !!
Hope it's useful
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