[Techtalk] Secure Email cgi form

WolfRyder wolfryder at qwest.net
Tue Oct 7 13:57:03 EST 2003

Quoting Rasjid Wilcox <rasjidw at openminddev.net>:

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> Can anyone recommend a (some?) safe and secure php or perl cgi script for 
> sending email to a fixed address from a webpage form?
> I know there are lots of them, but I am in no position to immediately tell 
> which ones are secure and which are not.  I would really hate to accidentally
> contribute to the spam problem by using a script that could be used as an 
> open-relay.
> Cheers,
> Rasjid.
I don't know if it's possible for you to set your server up this way, but @ work
my server isn't a mailserver, just a webserver. We set Sendmail to only point
"in" and it can only send through the local mailserver on our network. In fact,
the sendmail port is closed and can't be scanned/seen from "outside". Now when
I write a simple email script, it verifies all the fields, doesn't accept any
other fields and sends to the person who's email address is inbedded in the

So far so good,

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