sending emails - security

  Woody Ham 18:30 23 Mar 08
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I have a web site which allows people to forward email to me. I have seen sites on which the author needs to fill in a randomly generated series of letters before sending the email to stop automatic spamming. Anyone help me on how this is achieved please? I don't know what to Google to get the answer!

  Forum Editor 18:35 23 Mar 08
  Woody Ham 19:58 23 Mar 08

Many thanks.

Woody Ham

  MAJ 20:01 23 Mar 08

Those things are starting to be an absolute pain. Get yourself a secure Free PHP Mail Form click here and use that on your website, assuming your host supports PHP.

  Kemistri 20:31 23 Mar 08

I hate CAPTCHAs, and so will many of your visitors. My eyesight is OK (albeit with glasses) and even I sometimes struggle to read them because they are quite often less than clear with letters that are too malformed and ambiguous. Good PHP filtering renders them of little additional value anyway, in my opinion.

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