Email link source

  jz 18:17 03 May 2005

Is there a way to find out if someone's email is sent as a result of clicking on a link on a webpage? Currently I use a href="[email protected]?subject=Website Enquiry">Email Us /a> and assume that emails with "Website Enquiry" subject field came as a result of someone clicking on the email link, but the person sending the email can easily change the subject field.

  LeadingMNMs 19:15 03 May 2005

The only other way I know of is to us a web form and script to send the e-mail. That way you could add something to the e-mail that the user couldn't change.

Obviously this involves some sort of script (php or perl more than likely).

  Forum Editor 19:16 03 May 2005

And configure it to send you the form results by email? That way you can be sure where the enquiry comes from, and you won't have a 'mailto' hyperlink which spambots can find.

  Forum Editor 19:17 03 May 2005


  jz 21:55 03 May 2005

A form - never thought of that. Do you have a link which gives advice on how to do this?

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