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I am setting up a contact form on my website and there are a couple
things I'm not sure about ... The form will not be sent to a database,
I just want to take the contents and have it emailed to me through my
PHP script. That is, I will not be sending it to a database. What are
the issues I need to worry about? I am familiar with issues concerning
SQL injections and what not, but when it comes to just flat out
emailing something, what concerns and areas should I address?

Thanks,

Ryan
Jan 4 '08 #1
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rodey wrote:
>I am setting up a contact form on my website and there are a couple
things I'm not sure about ... The form will not be sent to a database,
I just want to take the contents and have it emailed to me through my
PHP script. That is, I will not be sending it to a database. What are
the issues I need to worry about? I am familiar with issues concerning
SQL injections and what not, but when it comes to just flat out
emailing something, what concerns and areas should I address?

Thanks,

Ryan
Just use
http://www.boaddrink.com/phpformmail
Jan 4 '08 #2

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I appreciate your reply but I'm not looking for just a quick fix. I am
coding my site and would like to learn about this as well. Any other
ideas?

Ryan

On Jan 4, 6:44 pm, "Paul Lautman" <paul.laut...@btinternet.comwrote:
rodey wrote:
I am setting up a contact form on my website and there are a couple
things I'm not sure about ... The form will not be sent to a database,
I just want to take the contents and have it emailed to me through my
PHP script. That is, I will not be sending it to a database. What are
the issues I need to worry about? I am familiar with issues concerning
SQL injections and what not, but when it comes to just flat out
emailing something, what concerns and areas should I address?
Thanks,
Ryan

Just usehttp://www.boaddrink.com/phpformmail

Jan 6 '08 #3

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On Jan 4, 2:43 pm, rodey <r.rodemo...@gmail.comwrote:
I am setting up a contact form on my website and there are a couple
things I'm not sure about ... The form will not be sent to a database,
I just want to take the contents and have it emailed to me through my
PHP script. That is, I will not be sending it to a database. What are
the issues I need to worry about? I am familiar with issues concerning
SQL injections and what not, but when it comes to just flat out
emailing something, what concerns and areas should I address?

Thanks,

Ryan
Email injection, and bots filling out your forms. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-mail_injection and maybe think about
using a captcha to stop bots. I use the one from puremango (just like
that guy's style).

Aerik

www.wikidweb.com - the wiki directory of the web
tagthis.info - hosted tagging for your website (alpha testing)
Jan 6 '08 #4

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On Jan 6, 4:43 pm, Aerik <asyl...@gmail.comwrote:
On Jan 4, 2:43 pm, rodey <r.rodemo...@gmail.comwrote:
I am setting up a contact form on my website and there are a couple
things I'm not sure about ... The form will not be sent to a database,
I just want to take the contents and have it emailed to me through my
PHP script. That is, I will not be sending it to a database. What are
the issues I need to worry about? I am familiar with issues concerning
SQL injections and what not, but when it comes to just flat out
emailing something, what concerns and areas should I address?
Thanks,
Ryan

Email injection, and bots filling out your forms. Seehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-mail_injectionand maybe think about
using a captcha to stop bots. I use the one from puremango (just like
that guy's style).

Aerik

www.wikidweb.com- the wiki directory of the web
tagthis.info - hosted tagging for your website (alpha testing)
Thank you, that is exactly what I was looking for.

Ryan
Jan 6 '08 #5

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