Conclusion on CGI Email - Cgi email option provided to website developer to send email to user, but now spammers using this option to send spam emails. Here we will see what we can do about this issue.
I am using Cgi email option for sending email from my blog and website, but from sometime some spammers using my cgi email option to send emails to the user of my blog and website even they are sending emails to other users too. How i can oversome this problem because i don’t spam emails anytime and now i am getting reduce number of user to my newslatter because of those spam emails.
Cgi email provide you the facility to send email to your website or blog users, those email can be send like newsletters, weekly updates and many more.
Basically cgi script developed by MIT to send emails from one mail server with using html form and smtp protocol to the recipients of email. with html forms there are certain information goes to the mail or web server those information mainlly are name of the user, email address of the user to which email has to send.
Those two information are necessary for email to send from mail server to the recipient of email.
I have search about that is there anyways from which i can manage that issue with the help of MIT but it is not possible because MIT doesn’t provide any service like this MIT is a educational university, they have developed the script now we have to manage this Cgi script.
spammers take advantage of this script because there is no online support for website developer if spammer used those script to send email to recipients.
Here are some of the alternatives which you can possibly used if some spammers using your cgi script for their own benefits.
- Disable or delete the specific cgi script and use the new cgi script to send email to the user of your website or blog.
- Make some little correction on the parameter so only you can import email address and the name of the user to the cgi script.
- You can use alternative of cgi script which is Matt’s FormMail, this FormMail also work same as the cgi script.
That is how you can protect and restrict spammers to send emails from your cgi script. The best way which i can suggest is to reconfigure your cgi script again and take some attention on your scripts on web server.