Contact form without php?

Hello can anyone help?
Using a G5 iMac
Trying to snazz up my website with a contact form (that doesn’t open the email software when you press send).
Where do I start?
I have been reading about perl - how do you locate this on a Mac and what do you do when you get there?
I have downloaded an editable programme/script named cgi-maier 2.0 - how do I configure this and where do I put it?