View Full Version : Security - Prevent Hacking Email Addresses
01-Aug-2007, 02:20 PM
I found the Tectite PHP form and put it on my website. I have my email addresss set up with the code that the Tectite form generator created. Now I'm suddenly getting emails from spammers who are sending PDF and ZIP attachments. Did these guys hack my email address from the Tectite form? If so, how can I stop that? :confused:
03-Aug-2007, 05:07 AM
Did you put your email address in the HTML form?
If so, and you didn't mangle it (using the AT_MANGLE) feature of FormMail, that's how they got your addresss.
It's worth using our Wizard - it does this for you (the mangling).
Spammers cannot look inside formmail.php (or any PHP script) unless your server is faulty and doesnt execute PHP scripts.
03-Aug-2007, 10:51 AM
I used the form wizard and created the form on my webpage as...
<form action="http://www.mywebsite.com/formail.php" method="post" name="mywebsite_Contact" id="mywebsite_Contact">
<input type="hidden" name="env_report" value="REMOTE_HOST,REMOTE_ADDR,HTTP_USER_AGENT,AUTH_TYPE,REMOTE_USER" />
<input type="hidden" name="recipients" value="oldcrone7ANK3Ymywebsite.com" />
Did I screw up? I thought the email address with the generated "mangle" goes on the webpage. No?
03-Aug-2007, 12:16 PM
That's safe - no spambot would get your email address automatically.
So, it came from somewhere else.
Are you getting automated form submissions or email?
03-Aug-2007, 12:45 PM
I'm getting emails, not automated submissions.
Ah, ha. Good question.
Sounds like the form is doing its job. Hurray!
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