Best Way to send Web Contact form data via email

software development

#1

I am building a new website and I was wondering what is the suggested best way to send my contact page data via email ?

Once I have an idea of the best practice I will do my best to include it into my site.

Thanks for any advice


#2

I’m not sure what you mean by “send my contact page data via email”. Do you mean that you want a contact page? If so, you can construct that in html simply by using the “form” element. If you are using a CMS like WordPress, there are plugins available for that.


#3

The most important thing to know is your email must be “From” a valid address on your account. This means that you must use a contact form that doesn’t try to send using the email address of the person filling out the form as the “from” address. (That once was a common practice.)

For best results it’s been said the “to” address should also be on your dreamhost account. The problem with non-dreamhost “to” addresses is that some spam filters may see the originating mail IP as being a spammy origin.

Like kjodle said tho, you’re probably looking for a contact form plugin for your CMS.