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'message' 'comment' fields into something else to stop spammers?


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#1 Rianna

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 09:00 AM

Hi, I was told a preliminary way to stop some spammers in our forms was to
change the 'message' or 'comment' fields to an uncommon name.

So I tried this technique and all it did was keep in typed message in my form from showing in my email. For instance here is some simple code I tried. My 'message' field in the form area only looks like this when it is working. <textarea name="message" </textarea> and here is some php code when it works.

<?php
$headers .= "From: \" <".$from_address.">\n";
mail($message, $headers);
$from_address = "myemailaddress@myemailaddress";
$message = $_REQUEST['message'];
mail("myemailaddressagain", "Sent From Form", $message, $headers);
?>

So I changed all these message fields to 'post it' . Including this field.
$message = $_REQUEST['message']; into
$postit = $_REQUEST['postit'];

Like I said, all I get is an email without any message from the form when I change these fields. Can anyone explain this to me please? Thanks! [img src=\"style_emoticons/[#EMO_DIR#]/smile.gif\" style=\"vertical-align:middle\" emoid=\":smile:\" border=\"0\" alt=\"smile.gif\" /]

#2 trq

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 09:13 AM

You need to change this $_REQUEST['message'] to the same name as the form.

#3 Rianna

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 11:20 AM

Thats it! Thanks!! [img src=\"style_emoticons/[#EMO_DIR#]/laugh.gif\" style=\"vertical-align:middle\" emoid=\":laugh:\" border=\"0\" alt=\"laugh.gif\" /] [!--quoteo(post=377256:date=May 26 2006, 04:13 AM:name=thorpe)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(thorpe @ May 26 2006, 04:13 AM) View Post[/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]
You need to change this $_REQUEST['message'] to the same name as the form.
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