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Re: Matt's Script Archive Strikes Again!

by Anonymous Monk
on Jul 05, 2001 at 00:47 UTC ( #93941=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Matt's Script Archive Strikes Again!

The answer to your question would have to depend on exactly what the design company quoted.

In our designs, in order to save a customer money, we use Matt's Formmail program. Yes, I could write my own, but why reinvent the wheel. Matt's programs allow for an inexpensive way of adding function and capability to a website without overburdening the client's budget.

We've built several custom systems for people, and people have paid a good amount of money for such custom work. However if we can offer the client an off the shelf solution which saves the client money, then that is our first choice.

I'm not trying to excuse what these folks did or did not do. I'm merely offering you an opinion from the trenches.

- Bob

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Re: Re: Matt's Script Archive Strikes Again!
by thraxil (Prior) on Jul 05, 2001 at 01:06 UTC

    formmail is hideously flawed and should never be used. it relies on checking the the HTTP_REFERER for all of its "security". this is trivially spoofed. i'd seriously recommend finding another script that lets you specify the recipient email address in a config file somewhere on the server. or, if you have an extra half-hour, you could write your own (you'd only have to do it once, then you could reuse it for all your clients).

    anders pearson

Re: Re: Matt's Script Archive Strikes Again!
by btrott (Parson) on Jul 05, 2001 at 01:37 UTC
    As I say here, I don't think you're wrong for not wanting to reinvent the wheel; I just think you're using the wrong wheel. :)

    Check out (my program == bias) STAMP.

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