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Mar 25, 2002, 4:11 AM

Post #1 of 4 (2522 views)
form handler Can't Post

I need a program that......

Sends the input of a form in a neat way to my e-mail.

There are thousands of programs who do that, but does anyone know one that is free, safe and easy to use (and install) for a perl-knownothing like me??



Mar 25, 2002, 10:24 AM

Post #2 of 4 (2519 views)
Re: [gnr] form handler [In reply to] Can't Post

You can use NMS Formmail - [url=] Please be sure to read through the instructions -- it offers safety features that will prevent the use of the script as a spam relay (a common problem in many form mail scripts).

Also, there's a setting for "emulate Matt's script" -- keep this set to 0.

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Mar 25, 2002, 12:52 PM

Post #3 of 4 (2515 views)
Re: [Jasmine] form handler [In reply to] Can't Post

Sly Thanks Jasmine, the form handler on that site seems to be the program I need, but I have one problem with it.

When a form tries to use it, it won't work because of the lack of a 'referrer header' from my browser. Can you tell me what I do wrong?

Should I include something in the HTML code of the page with the form, or should I change some settings in my browser?

In fact, I don't even know what a referrer header is!



Mar 25, 2002, 9:48 PM

Post #4 of 4 (2512 views)
Re: [gnr] form handler [In reply to] Can't Post

A referer header is just a piece of information that says "you are submitting this from from this site". Which means that someone can't copy your form onto their page and submit it from there -- the form has to reside on *your* server for security purposes.

Just make sure that you have your domain name in the @referers list (both with and without the preceeding www.) and any variation that you can access your web site with -- like your ip number, "localhost" etc.


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