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someone keeps spamming my contact form

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by theseodude, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    Hi guys
    I have got the "fast secure contact form" installed on one of my sites, with captcha enabled. This is supposed to be the best contact form out there and I haven't had a problem with it for the past 6 months that I have been using it.

    But for the past couple of days, some bastard keeps sending BS messages through this form, some messages about replica gucci bags and some other garbage. All messages are from the same IP, and all messages contain one or more links.

    I looked in the admin section of fast secure form and I don't see a way of blocking messages that contain links. Besides, I don't want to do this because what if a legit customer wants to send a link?
    blocking the IP wouldn't work because the guy can change his ip in 5 seconds.

    so any ideas?
     
  2. seeplusplus

    seeplusplus Power Member

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    Find a string which appears in all the emails, such as their domain name, and have it sent to trash automatically.
     
  3. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    That's a good idea, but I would rather block these from the source so the messages never even get through. I feel kind of defeated if the emails make it through.
     
  4. phirex

    phirex Power Member

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    Can you get a different captcha? maybe he wont be able to solve a different one so easily
     
  5. Checkmate

    Checkmate Elite Member

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    Yes, exactly.

    Put a Recaptcha instead.
     
  6. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    If you have a contact form it's going to get spammed. Recaptcha, Q&A, anything will get spammed sooner or later.
     
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    cgimaster Power Member

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    If you're using WordPress with contact form 7, change the field names to something else instead of your-name, email, subject, message it should stop if it doesn't, then add recaptcha to contact form 7 there is a plugin to it.