View Full Version : Adding encryption to HTML for privacy on forms?
12-11-2004, 03:15 AM
Can anyone tell me how to add encryption to a form that that I am using on my web site with e-mail?
I am wanting to protect my customers privacy after they send the information from the form to my e-mail address, and need to know what code to add and where. If you could be specific that would be very much apprecaited as I'm still very new at this...
12-12-2004, 01:21 PM
Kudos to you for taking the initiative to protect and respect your visitor's privacy.
What you want to do is obtain an SSL certificate for site. Many hosting providers have a shared certificate, check to see if yours does. You will then make the link to your form page https rather than http. The https protocol will initiate the encryption certificate and give your visitors the security they deserve.
12-12-2004, 01:44 PM
If the data is being emailed directly from the website I think you'll also need to get a certificate for the mail server and your mail client if you're worried about it being intercepted. If the information is being stored on the server this won't be required though.
There's a system here -> http://mysite.mweb.co.za/residents/c.meijer/meringue.htm
Good luck with it
12-12-2004, 02:24 PM
Thank you for your help! I'll post how it went.
12-12-2004, 09:42 PM
As Kellare has alluded to....
A standard SSL certificate is not going to protect a form-email page. It only protects information that is passed from page to page.
I sure hope you're not doing this to receive sensitive client information, such as credit card numbers. This is very bad and not secure