|Many spammers will use automated software to crawl through your site looking for email addresses to add to their database. They will either send you spam themselves or sell their database of email addresses to other spammers. Direct links to email addresses will be harvested. And recipient fields only visible in the HTML of the page will also be harvested:<input type=”hidden” name=”recipient” value=”email@example.com”>The way around this is to not have direct links to email addresses on your site but instead have links to forms pages where your shoppers can submit their queries. Secondly, on the forms pages that you create, omit the line below:<input type=”hidden” name=”recipient” value=”firstname.lastname@example.org”>
When you omit the recipient field on your page, the fmail.pl script will not know where to send the form results.
So you could follow the steps below or ask us to do the following:
1. Download (in ASCII mode not binary mode) the fmail.pl script from your site using FTP software.
2. Open the fmail.pl script on your local computer using something like WordPad.
3. Find the line below: (it will of course show your actual domain name not the your-actual-domain.com)
@allow_mail_to = qw(your-actual-domain.com localhost);
4. Change that line to:
@allow_mail_to = qw(email@example.com your-actual-domain.com localhost);
You are leaving the your domain name in the field but before it, you are adding a default email address that the fmail.pl script will use if your page does not pass it a value for the recipient.
5. Re-upload (in ASCII mode not binary mode) the fmail.pl script to the server, into your cgi-bin directory.
6. Now test your form.