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PGP FAQ's

 

  1. Where can I find more info on PGP Mail?

 2. What are the optional PGP Mail form fields?

 3. What are the necessary PGP form fields?

 4. How do I use PGP Mail?

 5. How do I create a PGP key?


1.  Where can I find more info on PGP Mail? - Top
       

Visit the PGP (Pretty GoodTM Privacy) web site for information not provided here  
      


2.  What are the optional PGP Mail form fields? - Top
       

Field: subject



 Description: The subject field will allow you to specify the subject that
you wish to appear in the e-mail that is sent to you after this form has
been filled out. If you do not have this option turned on, then the script
will default to a message subject: WWW Form Submission



Syntax:



If you wish to choose what the subject is:



To allow the user to choose a subject:




Field: email



 Description: This form field will allow the user to specify their return
e-mail address. If you want to be able to return e-mail to your user,
I strongly suggest that you include this form field and allow them to
fill it in. This will be put into t he From: field of the message you
receive.



Syntax:



Field: realname



 Description: The realname form field will allow the user to input their
real name. This field is useful for identification purposes and will also
be put into the From: line of your message header.



Syntax:




Field: sort



Description: This field allows you to choose the order in which you wish
for your variables to appear in the e-mail that PGPMail generates. You
can choose to have the field sorted alphabetically or specify a set order
in which you want the fields to appear in your mail message. By leaving
this field out, the order will simply default to the order in which the
browsers sends the information to the script (which isn't always the exact
same order they appeared in the form.) When sorting by a set order of
fields, you should include the phrase "order:" as the first part of your
value for the sort field, and then follow that with the field names you
want to be listed in the e-mail message, separated by commas.



Syntax:



To sort alphabetically:


To sort by a set field order:




Field: redirect



 Description: If you wish to redirect the user to a different URL, rather
than having them see the default response to the fill-out form, you can
use this hidden variable to send them to a pre-made HTML page.



Syntax:



To choose the URL the user will end up at:


 To allow the user to specify a URL he wishes to travel to once the form
is filled out:




Field: required



Description: You can now require for certain fields in your form to be
filled in before the user can successfully submit the form. Simply place
all field names that you want to be mandatory into this field. If the
required fields are not filled in, the user will be notified of what they
need to fill in, and a link back to the form they just submitted will
be provided.



Syntax:



If you want to require that the user fill in the email and phone fields
in your form, so that you can reach them once you have received the mail,
use a syntax like:





Field: env_report



Description: Allows you to have Environment variables included in the
e-mail message you receive after a user has filled out your form. Useful
if you wish to know what browser they were using, what domain they were
coming from or any other attribute is associated with environment variables.



The following is a short list of valid environment variables that might
be useful:



REMOTE_HOST - Sends the hostname making a request.

REMOTE_ADDR - Sends the IP address of the remote host making the request.

HTTP_USER_AGENT - The browser the client is using to send the request.
General format:

software/version

library/version



Syntax:



If you wanted to find the remote host and browser sending the request,
you would put the following into your form:




Field: title



 Description: This form field allows you to specify the title and header
that will appear on the resulting page if you do not specify a redirect
URL.



Syntax:



If you wanted a title of 'Feedback Form Results':

 Results">



Field: return_link_url



 Description: This field allows you to specify a URL that will appear as
return_link_title, on the following report page. This field will not be
used if you have the redirect field set, but it is useful if you allow
the user to receive the report on the following page, but want to offer
them a way to get back to your main page.



Syntax:




Field: return_link_title



 Description: This is the title that will be used to link the user back
to the page you specify with return_link_url. The two fields will be shown
on the resulting form page as:










Syntax:

 to Main Page">



Field: background



 Description: This form field allow you to specify a background image that
will appear if you do not have the redirect field set. This image will
appear as the background to the form results page.



Syntax:





Field: bgcolor



 Description: This form field allow you to specify a bgcolor for the form
results page in much the way you specify a background image. This field
should not be set if the redirect field is.



Syntax:



For a background color of White:




Field: text_color



 Description: This field works in the same way as bgcolor, except that
it will change the color of your text.



Syntax:



For a text color of Black:





Field: link_color



Description: Changes the color of links on the resulting page. Works in
the same way as text_color. Should not be defined if redirect is.



Syntax:



For a link color of Red:


Field: vlink_color



 Description: Changes the color of visited links on the resulting page.
Works exactly the same as link_color. Should not be set if redirect is.




Syntax:



For a visited link color of Blue




Field: alink_color



Description: Changes the color of active links on the resulting page.
Works exactly the same as link_color. Should not be set if redirect is.




Syntax:



For a visited link color of Blue:


 Any other form fields that appear in your script will be mailed back
to you and displayed on the resulting page if you do not have the redirect
field set.

 
      


3.  What are the necessary PGP form fields? - Top
       

There are three form fields that you must have in your form for PGPMail to work correctly. This is the recipient, username, and keyname fields.

Field: recipient

Description: This form field allows you to specify to whom you wish for your form results to be mailed. Most likely you will want to configure this  option as a hidden form field with a value equal to that of your e-mail address.

Syntax:

Field: username

Description: This form field allows you to specify your username in the system. This allows PGPMail to look for the configuration files to encrypt  the mail to be sent to you. You should replace "yourusername" with your main username on the system.

Syntax:

Field: keyname

Description: This form field allows you to specify the name of your public key. This will be the public key that PGPMail uses to encrypt your mail.  You must possess the private key in order to decrypt the email that is sent. You can get your public key name by going to the PGP Manager. It is typically just your email address.   
     


4.  How do I use PGP Mail? - Top
       

 To use PGPMail, you need to create a form on one of your web pages.



The form action line should be:


  pgpmail.pl will do all the programming work for you. You alter the behavior
of pgpmail by using hidden fields in your form.

 
      


5.  How do I create a PGP key? - Top
       

 Before using PGPMail, you will need to create a public key using your email software. Your email software should have instructions to create  the key. Once the key is created, you enter the PGP option inside your control panel and paste the PGP Key text into the box provided and then click add.

The key code should look similar to the following:

-----BegiN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
Version: PGPfreeware 5.0i for non-commercial use
mQGiBDZiwWERBADgftCC3ZrT1JHcK5gvSA7Tuw5CmU2c8NWrFzAywkARHh 7niTFJ
sg1VfEi5ExsNDBVvmvr+vZD6Zq9eYtodkx1E41gJFZegGHzqya+WaiGknQ6zU VEm
gw9NGpIA2+iyR3FrGPG8Fq3MvF+8qNm9LGUVR6jjBwdERpRDkmnShg/QSQC g/87M
................................................................
tbzYRdmHzvGpR/Hvo7NKKhF0Z3Xu+5KeXsI8iQA+AwUYNmLBgGAlch3jE84D EQLI
IgCg5wk8RciT6SL5/hdg5QMb6h/n8e0Ali0k3+TFSGtLwdn+YOn6hkYnfSU=
=jZZO
-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----  
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