[LINK] Forms (was RE:Putting "no spam" warnings on websites)
cas at taz.net.au
Thu Apr 22 09:20:16 EST 2004
On Wed, Apr 21, 2004 at 09:01:19PM +1000, Ash Nallawalla wrote:
> It is trivially easy to include a field where you can cc yourself and have a
> copy of the correspondence. I have seen forms with cc and Bcc fields. If
> you are ever at the business end of these forms (I mean business=commerce)
having a web form like this on your site is begging to have your domain and/or
mail server blacklisted.
any web form that allows the end-user to specify the recipient email
address(es) is open to abuse by spammers. spammers *WILL* find it, and they
*WILL* abuse it - that is guaranteed.
if you have such a form on your site, then you deserve to be blacklisted for
contributing to the spam problem. worse, encouraging others to do such
ignorant and negligent things is reprehensible. there's more than enough
incompetence behind mail servers on the net without self-proclaimed experts
promoting dangerously stupid practices.
> and you have to deal with tens of thousands of records, you will swear by
i think this is your own "preferences and prejudices" speaking, not fact.
craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>
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