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Spam through contact form... again!!!

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Post by Made on July 24th 2011, 4:51 am

I know Sanket already answered my question/concern in another thread (which is locked now). But seriously!!! This is really alarming! It's evident that there are spammers/bots or whatever that are able to grab our forums' addresses and send spam messages to our "Contact" addresses without any filter! Shocked

I don't mind getting the occasional spam message as an admin but what if they can also "grab" our members' PM addresses and start sending spam messages to them?!?!?

What kind of filters is Forumotion using, I wonder! What the fuck ?!?



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Solved Re: Spam through contact form... again!!!

Post by SLGray on July 24th 2011, 7:01 am

Guests can not use the private messaging system. They can only use the Contact button.


When your topic has been solved, ensure you mark the topic solved.
Never post your email in public.


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Solved Re: Spam through contact form... again!!!

Post by Base on July 24th 2011, 10:49 am

Furthermore, the contact form will only be sent to either admins, moderators or admins and moderators. It cannot be sent to members; if you are still concerned then you can disable it. Smile

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Solved Re: Spam through contact form... again!!!

Post by Made on July 24th 2011, 2:55 pm

Thanks, sig and Base. Our forum is programmed so that only admins get the contact form messages. It wouldn't make any sense to disable the contact button as we do get legit messages as well.

It seems there's no alternative than to put up with the spamming Confused


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Solved Re: Spam through contact form... again!!!

Post by Sanket on July 24th 2011, 7:07 pm

Yes there is no solution.

Solved?

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Solved Re: Spam through contact form... again!!!

Post by Made on July 24th 2011, 7:30 pm

Yep, if Forumotion has no solution for this, please tag the thread as solved.



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Solved Re: Spam through contact form... again!!!

Post by Base on July 24th 2011, 7:31 pm

I see, then I shall mark this topic as solved and lock it. Wink

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