mailto: issues (Yahoo)

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Last Post: February 17, 2009   (RSS)

Re: [gkornbluth] mailto: issues (Yahoo)

By Dave - February 16, 2009

Hi Jerry,

We use gmail so we could try that locally. Can you post a simple mailto: link that isn't working with gmail?

The universal solution is to replace the mailto: links with an email form. The downside of that is making sure spammers can't hijack your email form to send spam (for example, if you allow them to add comments of their own).

Hope that helps!
Dave Edis - Senior Developer
interactivetools.com

Re: [Dave] mailto: issues (Yahoo)

By gkornbluth - February 16, 2009

would the spambot e-mail protector help in this regard?
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Re: [gkornbluth] mailto: issues (Yahoo)

By kevbarker - February 17, 2009

Jerry,

Dealing with SPAM when using a contact form can definitely be a problem if you decide to go that route. I have recently started using a contact form I found, and so far have not seen a single instance of SPAM since implemented on 3 of my clients sites (6+ months). The best thing of all is that it is free and fairly simple to setup. I have tried/used quite a few contact form scripts and would rank this one the best by far based on my experience.

You can get the contact form at: http://green-beast.com/gbcf-v3/

I hope this info helps if you decide to use the contact form instead of the email link.

Kevin

Re: [kevbarker] mailto: issues (Yahoo)

By gkornbluth - February 17, 2009

Thanks Kevin,

I'll give it a try

Jerry
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