Spam Emails

2 years 6 months ago #1 by Gary Copping
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Hi Christopher,

A while back I asked you about a problem I had with spam emails and if anything could be done about it. It got so bad with one of my sites that the owner asked me to take the contact form off his site. I said I would but didn't think it would make much difference as the spammers would already have harvested his email address. However I did as he asked and he has reported that his spam emails have completely stopped.

To me this indicates that the spammers have a way of accessing the contact form in real time and then use it to send spam emails. So my question to you is, is there any way that these contact forms can be made more secure by not allowing the spammers access to use the contact form for sending their spam emails?

I realise that this is not easy but just thought that I would update you on my recent experience of this and if it would help you at all in doing something about it.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Gary

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2 years 6 months ago #2 by Christopher Mavros
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Hi again Gary and thank you for your post.

Can you please remind me... (as this will also be useful for any future readers)
Which anti-spam method do you use?
Have you set up a captcha?
Does your client still get that many spam emails with the captcha activated?

Thanks again.

Christopher Mavros
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2 years 6 months ago #3 by Gary Copping
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Hi Christopher,

I use Google Recaptcha on all of my sites - could there be a back door in using this?

Regards,

Gary

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2 years 6 months ago #4 by Gary Copping
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Sorry Christopher I didn't answer your 2nd question. Yes the site I am talking about used this method and still got loads of spam emails.

Gary

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2 years 6 months ago #5 by Christopher Mavros
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Alright... That's strange.

But the spam messages did stop when you disabled the form. How did you disable it? Did you just remove the menu item? The module?

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2 years 6 months ago #6 by Gary Copping
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I just unpublished the form on the site so that it doesn't appear.

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