[nycphp-talk] Preventing spam with php mail function

Halter, Shari SHalter at
Fri Feb 24 09:39:01 EST 2006

Thank you John and Hans.  Looking forward to meeting up on Tuesday.

We've Moved!

Our new address is 51 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
Our telephone and fax numbers remain the same.

Shari L. Halter
Web Programmer
Thornton Tomasetti
51 Madison Avenue
New York, NY  10010
T 917.661.7800  F 917.661.7801  
D 917.661.7970  
SHalter at

-----Original Message-----
From: Hans Zaunere [mailto:lists at] 
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 5:20 PM
To: 'NYPHP Talk'
Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] Preventing spam with php mail function

Halter, Shari wrote on Thursday, February 23, 2006 10:02 AM:
> I have just joined this mailing list, and hope to attend the next 
> meeting on Tuesday.  I hope this question is not too rudimentary for this

Not at all - welcome, Shari...

> Is there a widely-accepted solution to prevent spammers from 
> exploiting the php mail function (as forwarded from HTML forms, for 
> instance)?  I have seen several out there, but is there any particular 
> approach that is considered best?  The less elaborate, the better --I 
> don't really need Pentagon level security-- but right now there is nothing
and the site
> owners are getting swamped with spam.     
> I would appreciate any quick pointers you could offer.

If I understand correctly, we have a PHundamentals article available for

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