Because of recent and sudden changes made by
some of the larger ISPs (Road Runner, Earthlink, etc.) we are forced to
take a more aggressive, pro-active approach to removing insecure/old
versions of formmail. Without making these changes it only takes one
"bad" formmail script to potentially disrupt the email sending
capabilities of an entire server. These changes will be made to the 2
kinds of formmail calls used: forms that reference the global, cgi-sys
formmail, and those that call a formmail script located in the account's
cgi-bin. The common change for both types of formmail uses is in how
forwarding the form info to off-site email addresses is handled.
You will not need to make any changes if: If the "recipient" email in
the form (the email address the form info is sent to) is "@" the same
domain as the form is on (firstname.lastname@example.org). You must setup the From address to be from an email address from the domain.
You will need to make changes if: If you want to recieve info gathered
by a form at an off-site email address you will need to change the
recipient email to one "@" the same as the domain of the form location
(email@example.com) and forward that box to the offsite email,
which can be set in your mail manager.
The simplest fix: Make sure that for whichever you use (cgi-sys or your
local cgi-bin) that you have the form's "recipient" be an email "at"
your domain name (firstname.lastname@example.org).
More information on using Formmail can be found in the following link: