Welcome to eformmail. This program is a secure and safe solution to emailing the contents of a form to an email address.
It's features are:
Currently eformmail.cgi should not be used to send binary data such as files. Support for this is scheduled for a next release.
The task: you want the persons who visit your site be able to give comments or feedback.
The problem: but as soon as you put an email address on your web page, email address harvesters wil come and start spamming that email address. This turns away many volunteers, because if you put their email address on a web page, they will get inundated with spam.
non-solution: instead of just providing an email address, the web page has a nice HTML form. Visitors fill this in and press a submit button. No email address shown, right? Not necessarily true. Popular programs currently in use, such as formmail, still require the email address to be there. It might not be visible to visitors, but automated email harvesters can easily extract it. You still have to put the email address on the form as a hidden field. But hidden is hidden for visitors, not for programs.
solution: eformmail requires no email address whatsoever to be present on the form. eformmail is a program which can gather and send the contents of any HTML form to an email address. The email address is not buried in the form, but remains hidden on the hosting server. It will never be revealed in any form to the outside world whatsoever.
eformmail needs one of these:
The setup of eformmail is covered in the manual.
So it is suggested you download a binary release instead.
|Linux (compiled on Linux 2.6.20 with glibc-2.4)||eformmail-Linux-2.0.tar.gz||2.0|
|FreeBSD (compiled on FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE)||eformmail-FreeBSD-2.0.tar.gz||2.0|
|Solaris (compiled on SunOS 10x86)||eformmail-SunOS-2.0.tar.gz||2.0|
|Windows (compiled on Windows 2000). Supports only SMTP (smart host setting)||eformmail-Windows-1.0.tar.gz||1.0|
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To compile eformmail from scratch, you need an Eiffel compiler. eformmail compiles with SmartEiffel, the GNU Eiffel compiler.
You also need the latest of the following libraries: