I’m a relatively new RW8 user, migrating from Adobe Muse. I’ve created a small site with a contact form. I’ve tried for the better part of the day to get the RW8 contact form to consistently send an me an email. Since the form sends an email from whatever server it resides in, it uses the web server’s default email as the sender. In many servers, you can’t edit the domain to add a spf or dkim record to authenticate the outgoing email. Even worse, is that if you set “Your Email:” to “Your Email” field, the form sends me the email as if it’s from the email of the person filling in the form… Via the host server’s default email! It essentially spoofs the email of the person filling in the form. As dmarc protected email servers are becoming more and more prevalent (and pretty much forcing the use of spf and dkim records), it’s a problem. All my email accounts are rejecting the email. I only find out that a form was filled in by checking the rejected emails in the cPanel of my web host.
I’ve had some success getting the form to work by selecting “Send email using your own address” AND setting “From Email:” to anything but the “Your Email” field of the form. Then, the email is only spoofing your name or the subject. Seems to work. For such a highly rated app, this is really a klunky way to get this done and a total waste of many hours of trial and error. I don’t want to use PHP mailers as I’m nervous about security.
So I guess the question is: Apart from using an embedded HTML from created with some other form service (speed of loading issues), is there a reasonably priced form stack available where you can set smtp parameters (stand-alone hopefully and not part of a collection)?
Thanks in advance!