Yeah, why can't The Reg have a simple Contact form ? It's not all that difficult (done it myself).
Contact forms usually seem to involve recraptcha and buggering around with your security letting all sorts of dodgy scum have at the insides of your data.
A basic email link is just that. If you don't know how to use a different 'from' address (or how to wait till after hours/send from your mobe if allowed at work/nip out to lunch etc etc and do it then) perhaps your should turn in your commentardcard, and probably aren't up to much corrective action anyway... :)
(Why so many places use recraptcha or any other 3rd-party system instead of something very basic that could be very simply done in PHP is beyond me)