2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 21, 2008 7:17 AM by Newsgroup_User

    form validation

    Level 7
      In my (childish) efforts to defeat spam I realize that I have been using
      Yaromat to validate the forms and additional validation as part of the
      asp code. Does this make for potential problems?

      I also have been having some difficulty getting forms emailed to me
      using CDONTS in the asp code, while more reliable email forwarding
      using CDO on the same hosting server. Their technical assistance
      doesn't include scripting help.

      Any reason not to use CDO?
        • 1. Re: form validation
          Level 7
          Harvey Waxman wrote:
          > In my (childish) efforts to defeat spam I realize that I have been using
          > Yaromat to validate the forms and additional validation as part of the
          > asp code. Does this make for potential problems?
          >
          > I also have been having some difficulty getting forms emailed to me
          > using CDONTS in the asp code, while more reliable email forwarding
          > using CDO on the same hosting server. Their technical assistance
          > doesn't include scripting help.
          >
          > Any reason not to use CDO?

          CDOSYS is the preferred method on Windows 2003 or above servers, CDONTS
          isn't installed on them by default.

          A mixture of serverside and clientside validation is the best way
          forward. Murray's honeypot technique is fantastic, I have used it on a
          troublesome form and have had 100% success with it.

          Dooza
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          • 2. Re: form validation
            Level 7
            In article <gg6bgi$j78$1@forums.macromedia.com>,
            Dooza <doozadooza@gmail.com> wrote:

            > A mixture of serverside and clientside validation is the best way
            > forward. Murray's honeypot technique is fantastic, I have used it on a
            > troublesome form and have had 100% success with it.

            Thanks