[Pro] Contact Form Email Recognition

I have a contact form on my site, its working properly, but at the moment I have no way of knowing who sent the email. It says “from: email@hidden”. I don’t want to add another field for email address, so is there something I can do to track the persons email address when they press submit?

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Colm


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The sender must type in his/her email address.


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Where do they type it in? Are you saying I need to create another field for email address?


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The only way to get a browser to send an e-mail address from an
otherwise anonymous user is to ask the user to enter it in a form
field. Browsers have been kinked against this sort of identity “theft”
since day two.

If you add the field to your form, and name it email (exactly that,
lower-case, all one word, and put that in the Name field on the Output
tab of the Inspector, not the Title field on the General Settings tab)
then PHP Feedback Form will magically mark the message you get from
the server as if it was sent by the person.

But only if the person enters their address (or makes something up –
you’ll never actually know).

Walter

On Aug 26, 2010, at 4:25 AM, Colm Tuite wrote:

I have a contact form on my site, its working properly, but at the
moment I have no way of knowing who sent the email.


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Is there something I can do to bring the user to the error page if they don’t enter all the fields?


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There is a Validate http://actionsforge.com/projects/view/73-validate-form-suite suite of actions that will do this for you. Also by default if you have a field called ‘email’ then it will trigger the error if it is not filled in.

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field called ‘email’ then it will trigger the error if it is not filled in.

Or if it is not a properly formatted email address.

D


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