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View Full Version : Best methods of emailing a form from a webpage?



moss2076
10-30-2008, 09:28 AM
I would like to add a "contact me" facility to my site, just the norm, where the user enters name, email address, subject etc etc into a form and clicks the submit button.

It has been several years since I last used such a form (which if I remember correctly was cgi(?) or pearl?) and I want to know what are the latest up-to-date methods of sending forms to an email address if any.

I also would like to know if I should use the method where the user has to enter a validation code to prove they are not spammers.

If anyone can help me out with suggestions then that would be really kind of you! :thumbsup:

brazenskies
10-30-2008, 09:41 AM
easily done with asp or php.

The validation code is known as "captcha" and is a good way of stopping automated spammers. Read more at ... captcha wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captcha)

For the form, find your way over the php forums in here and some folk will sort you out there

jerry62704
10-30-2008, 05:11 PM
Very interesting. I took down my forum (phpBB) because the "security" was totally worthless and I was getting 100-200 spam postings a day. Useless to ban the id as they just keep creating new ones.

Major Payne
11-01-2008, 08:37 PM
I would like to add a "contact me" facility to my site, just the norm, where the user enters name, email address, subject etc etc into a form and clicks the submit button.

It has been several years since I last used such a form (which if I remember correctly was cgi(?) or pearl?) and I want to know what are the latest up-to-date methods of sending forms to an email address if any.

I also would like to know if I should use the method where the user has to enter a validation code to prove they are not spammers.

If anyone can help me out with suggestions then that would be really kind of you! :thumbsup:Use the following site to make a PHP feedback form. Two files minimum: the *.php and the *.html files. Three if you wish to add a "Thank You" page. The contact HTML file is customized to fit your site's layout.

Just follow the instructions carefully and you'll have a fully working "Contact Me" page.

CHFEEDBACK.PHP Feedback Form PHP Script Ver 2.08 (http://www.thesitewizard.com/wizards/feedbackform.shtml)

FAQs for Form (http://www.thesitewizard.com/wizards/faq.shtml)

Couldn't be simpler.



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