Free (D-I-Y setup)
Tectite FormMail is a PHP form to email processor for all HTML web forms, and is ideal for spam-free contact forms. It's completely free for all use and open source! Download and set it up for your website using our online documentation.
Save time and effort and get started quickly with a low-cost subscription to our Configuration Wizard. This is the easiest and quickest way to get your PHP form processor configured for your contact form (you can also design your own web forms).
FormMail has automatic anti-spam processing that keeps form spam out of your inbox. Select even more anti-spam features for your specific requirements. This is a critical feature when you select your form to email system.
Tectite FormMail has a long history with no serious security vulnerabilities - a major reason to select the right PHP form processor.
Support & Development
- You can purchase guaranteed support from the authors and get a real response from a real person!
- You can search for your question on our forums.
- Tectite FormMail is under active development with more features and enhancements becoming available all the time. Check back regularly!
FormMail has an extensive and growing list of features. The commonly used features are shown below.
Converting from Matt's or NMS FormMail
Many webmasters are converting from Perl FormMail scripts (such as Matt's FormMail or NMS FormMail) to Tectite's PHP FormMail. In most cases, our Upgrade Wizard can do this for you instantly and for free!
Once converted, you'll want to check out the many features of Tectite FormMail, and read through our How-To guides to see what you can now do with your forms.
You may be very interested in setting up additional anti-spam features.
Your server or ours?
FormMail was specifically designed for you to install on your server, so that your forms are processed by your server.
However, some hosting providers don't install PHP correctly, or don't allow scripts to easily send email. In this case, try our Hosted Forms service.
Perl or PHP?
Should you use a form processor written in Perl or PHP? Since you're not the programmer, it probably doesn't matter much.
However, Perl is a very old computer language and was designed for general scripting on computers before the World Wide Web existed.
Many of the original form processors and other web scripts were written in Perl, and some have been responsible for major security breaches. While this isn't the fault of Perl itself, the complexity of the language doesn't make it easy for programmers to write secure code.
In contrast, PHP is a much newer language and was specifically designed to work with websites.
Since 2000, many major websites and web services have been created using PHP.
For these reasons, we strongly recommend you select a PHP form processor.
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I seldom take the time to write to vendors but so often you come across products that do not do what they claim or aren't near as simple as they claim so when you find one that DOES I feel compelled to send them my thanks.
FormMail was simple to set up and does exactly what it says it will do. It was extremely simple to set up a basic version of FormMail and although I have just begun to explore all the options (I have only added more fields and redirect pages), I have found it very easy to customize and tweak for my website.
My company is about to debut our new website to replace the old and poorly designed site we have up now and this will be our form mailer of choice. Thanks for creating a product that does what it says it will do, simple and easy with clear instructions.
Novice User. Set up a form on one site and it worked! Been inundated with spam suddenly on another site I have with formmail.pl (50 overnight). Just spent 5 mins. to install Tectite there too and can't wait to see an end to THAT! Thanks again!
I LOVE that I was able to actually figure out a form with upload for our www.ACR-Nashville.com site. I was pretty darned proud when that baby worked!
A form is a part of a web page displayed in a browser. However, the form itself cannot do anything without a server computer.
Your browser "submits" the information you type into the form to this server computer, where a computer program (called a form processor) accepts, checks, and processes the information.
Form processors are normally "scripts" and Tectite FormMail is one of the most powerful form processors available.
If you have a website that needs a form (such as a contact form, feedback form, or any web form), you need a powerful anti-spam form to email processor such as Tectite FormMail.