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Author:  Davestite [ Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:59 am ]
Post subject:  Best way for people to contact you?


I have a my own domain which is currently being hosted free here.

What is the best way to have someone contact me through the site?

Leaving just my email address on a webpage is an invitation to spammers

Any ideas?


Author:  Josh.Waller [ Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:30 am ]
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Hi Davestite,

Usually what I do is create a page with 3 boxes, Name, Email. Message. Then store this in a database and remember to check it regularly.

If you want a hand creating it I will help you.


Author:  Davestite [ Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:54 pm ]
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Hi Josh,

Thanks for the reply, and the offer.

If I understand correctly you mean a person would enter in their details into these fields and then, I would have to log into freehostia and check the DB to see if anyone sent me something?


P.S. I am using that count up script you helped with me on the template of the site. Great stuff!

Author:  Josh.Waller [ Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:42 am ]
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Hi Dave,

Thats the basics of it, however you could have something that wouldnt require you to login to freehostia but a seperate page that would have the controls you would need, you would then need to email them back. The other option is to create a separate email address and get people to contact you via that.

Unfortunately you cannot send email via php on a free account, that would be the perfect solution.


Author:  Davestite [ Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:57 am ]
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Hi Josh,

I don't think I could handle creating another email address and leaving it out there. Spam would do my head in! I think that would be a problem there, even with a new address just for the site?

OK the form. Before I ask for help :D What about one of these widget things? like ? But I always get suspicious over free things like that. Not sure if I have to login to their site or to retrieve? If I did it defeats the purpose.

If I do then I will go with your idea of a contact form?


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