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What secure mail script to use

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by dxer, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. dxer

    dxer Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2002
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    What mail (form) script can I suggest to my clients for using and that is not vulnerable to relay spams. Of course it should be free and please post URL where should I get it from.

  2. webignition

    webignition Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2005
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    You're unlikely to find a 'one size fits all' script to do this straight out of the box.

    Any script that merely accepts data from a HTML-only form is going to be vunerable.

    The only safe solution is to hard-code the recipient email address in the relevant script, retrieve it from a database or in any other way so long as it is not passed to the script by an HTML form.

    Consequently a safe solution would require a script that the user modifies to include the relevant recipient email address, either directly in the script or within a separate config file with a different copy supplied to each user.

    Safer still would be a script that receives data from a script-generated page that sets some form of session variable which the receiving script can use as validation thus almost certainly preventing anything other than a chosen form from submitting data to the receiving script.
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