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TL;DR: Send your email to andrewa at this site’s domain, phoenixgarage.org
Please be sure to include your name, a valid return email address, and the subject your message is about.
The longer explanation:
I originally considered integrating a custom form and email scripting system to allow you to type a message, click a “Send” button, and your thoughts would make their way to my inbox…
But I honestly couldn’t think of a way to make it perfectly secure, keep it from being used by scammers to spam people, etc. I gave it a lot of thought.
I considered a variety of methods involving so-called “honeypot fields”, anti-automation timer checks, CAPTCHA and ReCAPTCHA methods, and more. I had an idea of using my hosting provider’s CGI email script system, or rolling my own using PHP. Or going third-party entirely!
But in the end, simplicity won out. Because I believe that you, my users, don’t need anything like that.
When I get your message, I’ll do my best to answer it in a timely manner, but sometimes I get busy. If you don’t receive a reply, it’s likely because I’m either forgetful, indisposed, or I didn’t think your email needed a response.
That, or you told me not to bother (always an option)…
But if you think differently, and you need a reply, just send me another email; sooner or later I’ll respond.
Handling email contact this way is probably the most secure manner possible for a static site. It also seems to make the most sense.
Thank you for understanding.