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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After wasting a lot of time with other scripts, I have just succeeded using FormMail with the first web form that I have set up by myself.
I'm most impressed with the care and effort that you put into the error message system - they actually indicate where the errors are (mine of course)!
I've been an non-expert PC user for over 20 years and never thought that I would see the day!
Just downloaded your formmail script. It works great. Your instructions are very clear and very helpful. This is a very well thought-out and well implemented piece of software. Thank you so much.
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.