How to get the HTTP_REFERER from a Yahoo or Gmail

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asked Nov 24, 2010 by jameserie

I have an e-mailer script that send messages to Yahoo or Gmail with a link on it, a link that will return back to my website when it is clicked.

I need to get the HTTP_REFERER from Yahoo or Gmail. in my site I have

echo $_SERVER["HTTP_REFERER"];

expecting something to return on it. but its empty.

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answered Nov 24, 2010 by joe-ijam

The browser might not provide HTTP_REFERER so you cannot rely on it - Secondly, some software firewalls (like Norton Internet Security) have features to strip out such information...

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