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    martbrom
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    Hi All - was using dbmasters formm@ailer since v8 (from memory) but
    there doesn't appear to be a way of setting the 'from' e-mail. So it
    comes through as 'unknown sender' and is being automatically intercepted
    by my ISP - marked as spam, etc as as the form often goes to multiple
    recipients then this is becoming a pain to say the least.

    Have reverted to Netobjects own form php and the form submits fine
    although it does not put the field names in. It should show - Retailer:
    Joe Bloggs - then separate line Make: Ford - etc. What comes through is
    Joe Bloggs - then separate line Ford. Is there anyway to get the field
    names to be shown. Also the e-mail starts with Dear Sir/Madam - need to
    turn this off but cannot find the settings to do so.

    Any help input appreciated as I'm going round in circles over this.

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    When getting serious about a form, I use FormMail from Tectite.

    Very secure, very flexible. Takes a bit of study to get it configured as there are many options. I focus on what I absolutely need, then start looking at "nice-to-have" options.

    With certain options they force you to use more security features, like CAPTCHA, but it's for your own good.
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  3. #3
    martbrom
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    RayC wrote:

    > When getting serious about a form, I use FormMail from 'Tectite'
    > (http://www.tectite.com/).
    >
    > Very secure, very flexible. Takes a bit of study to get it configured
    > as there are many options. I focus on what I absolutely need, then start
    > looking at "nice-to-have" options.
    >
    > With certain options they force you to use more security features, like
    > CAPTCHA, but it's for your own good.
    >
    >
    >
    > Ray Cambpell
    > Sounds In Sync
    > 'Unlimited Web Hosting $5.95/month' (http://tinyurl.com/hosting595)


    Thanks Ray - had a look at Tectite and got it working with one of my
    forms. Was hoping there was an easier way rather than altering stuff
    with the hidden fields - recipients, subject line.

    Regards

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    Allison Moore
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    On 11/30/2012 9:56 AM, martbrom wrote:
    > RayC wrote:
    >
    >> When getting serious about a form, I use FormMail from 'Tectite'
    >> (http://www.tectite.com/).
    >> Very secure, very flexible. Takes a bit of study to get it configured
    >> as there are many options. I focus on what I absolutely need, then start
    >> looking at "nice-to-have" options.

    >
    > Thanks Ray - had a look at Tectite and got it working with one of my
    > forms. Was hoping there was an easier way rather than altering stuff
    > with the hidden fields - recipients, subject line.



    I'm also a big fan of the Tectite script. It's worth every bit of effort
    you put into setting it up.

    Allison

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    Twayne
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    In news:RayC.5mujyb@no-mx.forums.netobjects.com,
    RayC <RayC.5mujyb@no-mx.forums.netobjects.com> typed:
    > When getting serious about a form, I use FormMail from
    > 'Tectite' (http://www.tectite.com/).
    >
    > Very secure, very flexible. Takes a bit of study to get
    > it configured as there are many options. I focus on what
    > I absolutely need, then start looking at "nice-to-have"
    > options.
    >
    > With certain options they force you to use more security
    > features, like CAPTCHA, but it's for your own good.
    >
    >
    >
    > Ray Cambpell
    > Sounds In Sync
    > 'Unlimited Web Hosting $5.95/month'
    > (http://tinyurl.com/hosting595)


    Just a thought: Captcha is fine as long as it provides codes LARGE enough to
    see, and CLEAR enough to copy correctly.
    I would recommend what your captcha is going to look like BEFORE you use
    it; some of them can actually chase people away. If I have trouble seeing
    the code to enter, then only if it's important will I try again, but either
    way I end up gone! I and others like me won't put up with not being able to
    get a code easily and correctly entered. Personally I use something similar
    to Captcha, but that I devised myself, requiring answers to questions only
    the visitor would know. Then on the verification I request one or two more
    things that require the exact same thing (zip code?) be entered or there
    will be no acces granted.

    HTH,

    Twayne`



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    Allison Moore
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    > Just a thought: Captcha is fine as long as it provides codes LARGE enough to
    > see, and CLEAR enough to copy correctly.


    I never use Captcha. To date, the Tectite form has protected our forms
    very well without needing to go that route. The honeypot trap may be the
    most effective component. I also really like the email scramble.

    Allison

  7. #7
    martbrom
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    Allison Moore wrote:

    >> Just a thought: Captcha is fine as long as it provides codes LARGE
    >> enough to
    >> see, and CLEAR enough to copy correctly.

    >
    > I never use Captcha. To date, the Tectite form has protected our forms
    > very well without needing to go that route. The honeypot trap may be the
    > most effective component. I also really like the email scramble.
    >
    > Allison

    Thanks guys - I'll go and study the Tectite script. Got the thing
    working okayish - just a couple of rough edges to sort out but I guess
    it confirms why I didn't bother with the built in form handler with NOF
    in the first place. I would continue down the dbmasters route but the
    ISP's aren't happy campers with the 'unknown sender' bit. I've tried
    HTML hidden script in the form but no luck and the dbmasters forum seems
    a bit dead - guess the developer is doing other things these days. So
    Tectite it is.

    Again, thanks for your input, much appreciated.

  8. #8
    Allison Moore
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    >> Allison

    > Thanks guys - I'll go and study the Tectite script. Got the thing
    > working okayish ... I would continue down the dbmasters route but the
    > ISP's aren't happy campers with the 'unknown sender' bit.


    I used the dbMasters formmail script for several years. Then we started
    getting hit with spam, and its anti-spam features weren't enough or
    prevented the script from running. In addition, each time I added a new
    form, I had to add a new section to the script and modify its values.
    With Tectite, it's "set up once and you're done".

    Allison

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