[pmwiki-users] FoxNotify: confirmation email?

Jon Haupt jhaupt at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 13:48:12 CST 2012

I agree with you, Hans. I figured I would ask to make sure I was not
missing something obvious. Thank you for your help.



On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 1:34 PM, Hans Bracker <design at softflow.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi Jon,
> Thursday, March 8, 2012, 6:58:06 PM, you wrote:
> > One of my authors would like me to set up a Fox form so that when a
> visitor
> > fills out the form, he or she is sent a confirmation message using an
> > e-mail address entered in the form. This obviously presents various
> > potential spam-related problems, but say if the form were in a
> > password-protected area, is it possible for me to configure FoxNotify to
> do
> > this?
> I do not see how this can be done.
> FoxNotify is based on PmWiki's Notify, really a version with
> a few more possibilities.
> Both use lists of email addresses on some notify list page,
> or the address needs to be given in config.
> So not wanting to break that, and not knowing how anyway,
> the only way would be to have your form add the email address to
> the notify page (the "target" of the foxmail markup) before
> foxmail gets going (and it gets going last).
> If it is any help, foxmail can accept more than one list page as
> target, so you could add the confirmation address to a list page
> based on the sender. That would generate lots of list pages, which
> would need deleting sometime.
> Otherwise you need to remove the address afterwards from the
> FoxNotify  list, if you use one list page.
> Altogether a rather awkward approach.
> So, in short, there is no provision to take email addresses directly
> from input. And as you noted, the reason is security and spam
> protection.
> Personally I find it much better to acknowledge a received
> email manually. That way the sender knows you actually got his request
> and you responded.
> Best regards,
> Hans
> www.softflow.co.uk
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