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    This might sound stupid...
    I think it is possible to create form and using other people's .pl file (looking at the page source from their site). Or copy other's entire forms, customize and tahdah... have one yourself.
    While this is out of webmasters' interest b/c the simplicity of the cgi nowaday, but it is extremely useful for those who host pages at free sites (since most free sites do not permit uploading files such as .pl ...

    I haven't tried, but do u guy think it is ok to do ???

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    NO!

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    It is not OK to do unless the company is specifically stated that it will remotely host the script for you. In most countries it is considered stealing and the costs associated with such can be high. Not only can they sue you for any costs such as bandwidth and loss of hosting (because of excessive use) they can also sue you for the loss of potential profits and damages to their company image.

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    I know it is not right to do, but then one would wonder if people ever check .pl file on your form. I guess not... I had my own "legal" form already, but those on free site could now just have their own form. How could the authority track down the stealer knowing only information about the him/her on his/her personal homepage...

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    Does it matter? You would still be stealing

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    [This message has been edited by werehere (edited May 03, 2000).]

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    Any good developer would determine the IP address and the Domain name of the file accessing the script. If it is valid then they would process it, if invalid they could write that information to a log file and use that to get on your case.

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    Besides the fact that you cant do it cause formmail scripts check the referrer and unless your domain is listed you will not have authorizatoin to use the script. Secondly this is illegal, and taking advantage of someone. Never use someone elses stuff without permission. You will get sued.

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    Or they could be evil, and send anyone who accessed their script from your site a message,
    stating that you were an utter lamer, or worse

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