I have a client using "FormMail.pl", which I believe is taken from some perl repository around the net. We recently migrated her site to a new server and this script stopped working. I found a few items that weren't configured on the new Apache installation, and I now have the script running... but the HTML output isn't being rendered and the "Location:" redirect is also not working. Again -- the script worked fine on the old server.

print "Location: $safeConfig{'redirect'}\n\n";
print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";

Both of these statements just put something like "Location: thankYou.html" on the screen rather than any content. The HTML is not rendered.


  • This is not an answer to your question, but I'd beware of FormMail.pl scripts - the last time I was looking at them (admittedly a few years ago) they were notoriously insecure and tended to become spammer magnets. – pjmorse Oct 18 '10 at 17:14
  • Is any other Perl rendered on this site at all? Sounds like an issue there? – Khushil Oct 18 '10 at 18:13

There's a danger you have a notorious piece of poor code from Matt Wright's Script Archive. Replace it with the equivalent from http://nms-cgi.sourceforge.net/


Do you have something like:

AddHandler cgi-script .pl

in your Apache config file?

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