Simple Form Mail for
The need for simple and easy to maintain
forms on a website is critical. Everyone wants to collect
information and have it delivered to their mailbox. But with all
the bots and spammers, mail forms are the most attacked and
comprimised. So we are posting a simple solution that uses our
own CAPTCHA for
perl to prevent automated
The other goal is to provide an easy to
build HTML form that can be modified by any WYSIWYG editor such
as frontpage or dreamweaver without any changes to the mail
processor script. A script that is impervious to attack and will
deliver all the form data in a manner that is useful.
The hardest part about using this script
will be using the CAPTCHA. Otherwise, it is a simple one script
solution that can process all the forms on your website. Just
point the forms to post to the script and it will parse all the
fields, sort them into alphabetical order and mail out the result.
To make this as easy as possible we have a
fully configured zip file. Just unzip the file on your server and
configure the formmail.cgi and you can start using it. It will be
easy to build forms using your favorite webpage editor. The
formmail.cgi will accept inputs from all the forms on your
the complete tar.gz file -
Includes the captcha image sets, formail.cgi, form.html, thankyou.html,
temp directories and log files. This is everything you need. If
you want to download the pices and create the directories and log
files yourself, use the links below. Many of us have phobias
about opening zip files so we try to provide all necessary files
in plain text also. If you unzip this file in your server,
everything should work as is without any configuration. Once it
is working, you can make changes to the configuration.
formail.cgi - Text format of the formmail.cgi
form.html - The html page with the form fields to be posted
to the cgi program. Presented in txt format so you can see the
form fields and the page intact. If you access an html page with
a browser and save it, each html page it will be modified
differently by each browser. That is the reason for provideding a
txt format of an html page.
thankyou.html - You should not really need this but it is part of
the full package so we added it here. You can use any page or
direct the program to an existing page or website.
captcha.cgi - The full CAPTCHA parts can be downloaded on the captcha page where you can also download additional image sets
each containing 1000 captcha images each. Or download the full
zip version of this package.
scripts and form
Forms in PERL
modification ideas and tweaks