2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 7, 2007 7:19 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Email Form With No Email Address

    Level 7
      Hello,

      I am trying to get more information on how I can help my clients reduce
      spam. I've normally built my forms by using:

      <form action=http://www.domain.com/cgi-sys/formmail.pl...

      <input type="hidden" name="recipient" value=clientsEmail@domain.com>

      but this obviously puts the email address right in the hands of the spam
      crawlers.

      Is there a way to eliminate having to show your recipient value in the HTML?
      Can someone tell me how this is done?

      Thanks in advance.


        • 1. Re: Email Form With No Email Address
          Level 7
          I use this one from DB Masters. It's a php formmailer script that conceals
          email address inside the script - not in the form.
          http://www.dbmasters.net/index.php?id=4


          --Nancy O.
          Alt-Web Design & Publishing
          www.alt-web.com



          "TxWebdesigner" <beverly@beverlylanedesigns.com> wrote in message
          news:fdojm4$if$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > Hello,
          >
          > I am trying to get more information on how I can help my clients reduce
          > spam. I've normally built my forms by using:
          >
          > <form action=http://www.domain.com/cgi-sys/formmail.pl...
          >
          > <input type="hidden" name="recipient" value=clientsEmail@domain.com>
          >
          > but this obviously puts the email address right in the hands of the spam
          > crawlers.
          >
          > Is there a way to eliminate having to show your recipient value in the
          HTML?
          > Can someone tell me how this is done?
          >
          > Thanks in advance.
          >
          >


          • 2. Re: Email Form With No Email Address
            Level 7
            "Nancy O" <nancyoshea1@NOSPAMverizon.net> wrote in message
            news:fdoo9p$516$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > I use this one from DB Masters. It's a php formmailer script that
            conceals
            > email address inside the script - not in the form.
            > http://www.dbmasters.net/index.php?id=4
            >
            >
            > --Nancy O.
            > Alt-Web Design & Publishing
            > www.alt-web.com
            >
            >
            >
            > "TxWebdesigner" <beverly@beverlylanedesigns.com> wrote in message
            > news:fdojm4$if$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > > Hello,
            > >
            > > I am trying to get more information on how I can help my clients reduce
            > > spam. I've normally built my forms by using:
            > >
            > > <form action=http://www.domain.com/cgi-sys/formmail.pl...
            > >
            > > <input type="hidden" name="recipient" value=clientsEmail@domain.com>
            > >
            > > but this obviously puts the email address right in the hands of the spam
            > > crawlers.
            > >
            > > Is there a way to eliminate having to show your recipient value in the
            > HTML?
            > > Can someone tell me how this is done?
            > >
            > > Thanks in advance.
            > >

            Note this utility has just been updated today to 4.5 (was in beta) and
            includes a number of optional Form SPAM Control fields (hidden field, timer,
            CAPTCHA e.g.) if you find your form being used to send SPAM.

            Jim