I've got an application that emails users once they have filled in a form. It uses a
firstname.lastname@example.org as a from address. The customer wants it to use the email from the form as the from address which could be anything. I have been told that this is a bad idea due to spoofing/blacklisting and spam.
I feel really vague about the exact reason about why this is a bad idea particularly as i've got to try to counsel the client out of this. Can someone explain to me why this is a bad idea.
Interestingly the client has used a gmail account as the from address as a demo which not only works fine but has enabled the application to start sending emails (it wouldn't do it before with an email which was
email@example.com). Erm - what is going on. I'm told one thing and the opposite works.
Sorry - i know this is basic but I could find anything on a google search. Largely I think because I'm having trouble even framing the question.
Thank you everyone - great answers. Interestingly the server sending the email and the mail box that it is going to are both behind the same firewall so the client says they are unconcerned about spam. Oh well.