ISLANDS WEB HOSTING INFORMATION
Form Mail information
Creating a spam-free site
Web Hosting Order Form
Sometimes, when you upload a page and view it afterwards, your computer
will only allow you to see the old page due to what is called 'caching'
(or storage) of previously viewed pages. You can 'trick' your computer
by changing the address you type into the browser the second time, i.e.
your main page can be either:
The two most popular FTP programs are:
Cute FTP. Marketed by GlobalSCAPE Inc. you can download a free 30-day
trial. You'll have to pay $39.95 after the trial period if you want to
retain all the features of CuteFTP however the basic functions will
continue to operate for you. http://www.globalscape.com
2. WS_FTP is also a very popular program. The Lite version is available for free download at:
Form Mail information
Below you will find a typical mail request form. Simply copy the code in the text box and paste it into your page.
Remember to change:
recipient (to: your email address. This must be an address on the
same server. It can be established as a forwarding email address)
subject (to: subject line on return email)
Field sequence can be altered by cutting & pasting html
Change text to your requirments, i.e. Field 1 (to: Name, etc).
|<!-- please read the comments as they will help you setup this to work, for more information please visit
<form ACTION="http://islands.co.nz/cgi-sys/FormMail.cgi" METHOD="post">
<!-- you need to replace the above "islands.co.nz" with your domain name -->
<table border="0" cellpadding="0" width="70%">
<td><input TYPE="TEXT" NAME="FieldOne" size="20"></td>
<td><input TYPE="TEXT" NAME="FieldTwo" size="20"></td>
<td><input TYPE="TEXT" NAME="Email" size="20"></td>
<option SELECTED>Please Choose</option>
<td><textarea ROWS="6" NAME="FieldFour"
<input TYPE="radio" CHECKED NAME="SelectY/N"
VALUE="Yes"> No:<input TYPE="radio"
<td><textarea ROWS="6" NAME="FieldFive"
<td><input TYPE="TEXT" NAME="FieldSix" size="20"></td>
<input TYPE="hidden" NAME="subject" VALUE="Your Subject">
Your Subject with the subject you wish your email to have-->
TYPE="hidden" NAME="recipient" VALUE="email@example.com ">
firstname.lastname@example.org to the email address to send the mail to -->
TYPE="hidden" NAME="redirect" VALUE="http://www.yourdomain.com/">
is the page to be seen after they have submitted the form -->
show details about the person submitting the form including there
<input type="hidden" NAME="email" VALUE="email@example.com">
is the email address the email will come from, you can set this
as a input box as above so the user can put there own in -->
<td><br><input TYPE="submit" ></td>
Creating a spam-free site
Ever wondered how you end up getting spam through email addresses on your site?
It's not as yet a major problem, but it does happen...
Sometimes spider-harvesters (robots) find email addresses in html code.
Using a form on your site allows you to change the email address
periodically, i.e. this month it could be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
which using a forwarder established in your control panel, can then be
sent to your usual email address.
By setting up the default email address to a non-existent address, any
mail sent to an address where a forwarder had been changed, wouldn't
i.e. If someone sent an email to say, email@example.com and you'd
since deleted that forwarder and established firstname.lastname@example.org then
the email would be sent to the address established in the control panel
email default setting. (You could set this to any unused address, i.e.
There are 3 different ways of doing this:
URL forwarding. Can be done through your domain name control panel at
most registrars, or your hosting name servers. The forwarded address is
displayed in your browsers address panel.
Framing. Leaves the original name (alias) in your browsers address
panel. Not too wonderful cause if you submit this address to search
engines, their spiders won't get to your sites content.
CNAME (Alias) forwarding. Very few domain name registrars can provide
this. For global domains try registerfly.com and UK domains
just-the-name.co.uk. CNAME forwarding allows the new URL to be
displayed in the browsers address panel, and duplicates file names too.
Search engine spiders can access the site content. Problems will be
encounted if you're intending using forms on your web pages.
a. For setup at Registerfly, refer to their
instructions. Must point to an IP address. Following entries ensure
both with and without www. prefix.
|| your IP address
b. (Note: the entry for yourdomain.com on the first line, must end with a period).
c. For setup at Just-the-Name.co.uk you may add upto 10 sub domains, however all including index must point to an IP address.