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    I downloaded and used the excellent ‘Simple Contact Form’ from the CSS-tricks site:

    But am finding that occasionally I get a ‘ghost’ enquiry with no fields filled in. This is odd because the contact form has validation enabled, so a user can’t send the form without filling out the fields.

    What I think is happening is that a bot (or similar) is reading the contactengine.php document and causing it to fire off the form. If I browse to it does indeed redirect me to the ‘thanks’ page and I then receive the email a few moments later.

    Is there a way to stop this happening?


    Thanks, that’s a good idea.

    I was also thinking that perhaps I could bring the contactengine.php outside the root level, not sure if that’s possible, but will check.

    Thanks again.

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