[thelist] how to stop email form spam

WebMaster Webmaster at lchb.com
Fri Sep 28 16:25:17 CDT 2007

That's pretty much the same approach we've taken. We recently switched
away from formmail.cgi for just this reason, and replaced it with a
php-based alternative that avoids perl entirely, testing every message
for the presence of http or https. 

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in addition to all the other techniques suggested, do a quick search of
the form fields to look for the string of characters "http://"

if my script finds that in one of my form fields, it sends back a
403 Forbidden



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