Allow your users to send an anonymous contact/comment through your SharePoint site
Recently I was asked to allow anonymous comments on a SharePoint site. Keep in mind that this site already had anonymous access enabled and I suggested just opening a discussion and recommending that users post on it anonymously... that was shot down. Soooo... I built this simple little web part that allows the administrator to set up the anonymous contact form. It requires that the admin set four things:
- SMTP Server - umm... you need this to send email
- Mailto Address - whoever is going to get these anonymous contacts
- From address - the dummy address it is 'coming from'
- Subject Line - what you want the subject line to be
Set those and you are all done -- pretty simple really. All of the code is included in the solution zip, or if you just want the web part, download the wsp. To deploy it, use the command:
stsadm -o addsolution -filename folder_you_put_the_wsp_in/anonymous_contact.wsp
Just be sure to deploy the solution via central admin and add it in your web part gallery with the 'new' button.