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hddhdd



Joined: 04 Feb 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:43 pm    Post subject: Spam through my form Reply with quote

I keep getting spam through my form. Is there a way to block an IP or limit spam?
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mycontac
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Joined: 31 Dec 2003
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply Reply with quote

We are working on a large update (hopefully to be live within a month or two) that will allow you to block people based on IP addresses.

In the mean time, you should be able to manually block certain IPs from accessing your form (if your server admin allows this). You will need to contact your web host for more information.

Thanks,

Nick Ladd
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StyxandStones



Joined: 06 Sep 2005
Posts: 26
Location: Charlotte NC

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 12:54 pm    Post subject: Continuing the (SPAM) Reply with quote

Looks as if I have a moron filling in one of my forms with rubbish & submitting .. once sometimes twice a day.. (Different !P address each time). The form is located at: http://ncahrmm.org/2006_conference_hospital_healthcare_registration.htm
Here is detail of the forwarded form.. Pls note that the forwarded form Subject has been modified, very curious.

From: levitra@cialis1.com
Subject: 2006
Sent: 5/30/2006 at 12:50:10 EST from 222.121.127.125
Name: 100004
Hospital/Healthcare Organization: 100004
Title: 100004
Address (Line 1): 100004
Address (Line 2): 100004
City: 100004
State: 100004
Zip: 100004
Telephone Number: 100004
Fax Number: 100004
Are you a CMRP?: Yes
Are you a new member to NCAHRMM?: Yes
Are you a member of AHRMM?: Yes
Annual Membership Dues $35.00: 100004
Conference Fees:
Member (Early Bird) $65.00: 100004
Member (After April 21, 2006) $100.00: 100004
Non-Member (Early Bird) $115.00: 100004
Non-Member (After April 21, 2006) $150.00: 100004
Guest Registration (includes meals & events) $35.00: 100004
Guest Name (Family or Significant Other): 100004
Golf Tournament Fee $75.00: 100004
Handicap: 100004
Guest Golf Tournament Fee $75.00: 100004
Guest Handicap: 100004
List two individuals w/whom you would like to play: 100004
Please enter the TOTAL DUE: 100004


I have the client discarding the email based on an incoming email string search for 'cialis1' .. but that's weak..
Any suggestions?
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StyxandStones



Joined: 06 Sep 2005
Posts: 26
Location: Charlotte NC

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 1:59 am    Post subject: SPAM REDUX Reply with quote

Another bit of curious information..
My pageview counter, which is accurate, does not reflect a visitor to the form page when the rubbish entries are being submitted. My last visitor to the website was 7:00p last evening.. yet two rubbish forms have been 'submitted' in the meantime..
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mycontac
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply Reply with quote

What is most likely occuring is that the forms are being submitted via an automated script which is bypassing your html form page altogether and going straight to the myContactForm.com script which processes the form. If you block the IP address that these submissions are coming from, it should solve the problem.

Nick Ladd
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StyxandStones



Joined: 06 Sep 2005
Posts: 26
Location: Charlotte NC

PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:24 pm    Post subject: Miscreant submissions.. Reply with quote

The culprit is changing IP on each submission..

Fortunately the need for the form is over for this year.. I'll see if I can disable it in mCF otherwise I'll discard.. Regards, Styx..
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mycontac
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply Reply with quote

If the IP is changing, it is most likely a case of a bunch on zombie (IE virus infected computers) automatically submitting the script. If you simply delete the form from the online panel, it'll solve the problem.

Sincerely,

Nick Ladd
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