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This component can send multiple emails including a copy to the Administrator and/or the User. Front end appearance is completely configurable including form field background and text colors! It incorporates Captcha Security to help prevent spam! There is also an option to send emails in Content-Type:text/html MIME format! ALL text for the entire component, front end and back, can be edited on-line in the Admin area of the site! And the component is XHTML 1.0 Transitional valid!
This component uses standard Joomla! JFactory Mailer functions - which should work if your website's email settings are correctly configured for your website server (i.e. Sendmail, PHPMailer, SMTP, etc).
The 1 click Joomla! Extension Update functionality is also incorporated.
Now with additional COMPLETE French Language translation files (both front and back end) - Thanks to the great work of Philippe Cobessi!!
- ***ALL*** text for the front end and Admin can be edited on-line through the Admin interface
- Captcha Security! *NOTE* Your website server *MUST* have GD Library enabled as well as True Type Fonts!
- Complete customization of the Captcha Image itself
- Set how many 'Email Fields' are displayed on the Front End
- Select how the 'From' and 'Reply To' addresses are set
- Set whether the site Administrator should receive a copy (Bcc) of the emails
- Change or customize the 'Subject' field for the emails
- Set a customized introduction message for the emails sent to Friends
- An option to allow/enable HTML code to be entered using email text/html MIME format
- Form field validation - including field focus and background color highlighting for errors
- Many ways to change the appearance of the form fields using custom color selector popups
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My rating for the product and support is Excellent!
I remember the issue - the 'JModel' class was not being loaded properly for a drop-down menu module that was installed. After a small bit of code was inserted into that 3rd party module and it's all good now :)
Just for your information, I will be releasing a brand new version of this component for Joomla! 3.x within the next few weeks - and it WILL have database logging capabilities for the recommend emails sent!!!
Thanks again MojMaestro!
It is partly been due to having this extension installed and the fact that most spammers these days are humans and not bots. It is not really the fault of this extension it is simply due to the success of online captchas which have successfully prevented a lot of auto bots spamming. All the spammers are using humans now as they can easily bypass the captcha. To abuse this component all each spammer has to do is add a few email addresses and press send, each email appears to come from your site. The component can be configured to only send a standard message but that rather defeats the point. This problem also affects standard Joomla content which has an "email this" icon enabled.
End Result: A good component abused by spammers.
Personally I've never had the problem you seem to be experiencing and I do not believe it is as prevalent as you describe either.
Even though you gave us 4 out 5 Stars, thanks for using your valuable review to point out a problem that is completely out of our control and NOT specific to this component!
How exactly does one go about fooling 'humans' from spamming anyway? Do you actually have a solution to this problem? If you do, you would be a millionaire pretty darn quick!
I guess maybe the only answer is to have absolutely NO on-line forms what-so-ever, including NO email addresses - that way you are guaranteed to never be spammed (nor contacted by your customers)!!
Thanks again ;o)
Thanks for the great review! The issue you ran into has now been addressed in the latest version (3.0.0 and above) of the component. You are now able to completely specify the form field widths, etc. in order to make it compatible with your template!
I have it configured on three non-profit sites and it works, but there is no image in the box when I turn on captcha, just a missing image symbol.
If I go to the captcha configuration page, it says "GREAT NEWS!!! - GD Support and FreeType Support are both Enabled on your server!! The Captcha option of the component should work just fine!", and captcha on the right works and reloads when I request it.
So, it works on the back-end, but not on the frontend.
Thanks for creating this extension.
Thanks for your review! We have identified an issue with the Captcha image not displaying/showing properly on the Front End of sites that are located on 'Sub-Domains'. We have found the problem, modified the code, and for for versions of the component at 3.0.0 or above, this should not be a issue.