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Why does fake spam come into my sign-up form?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by listerdl, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. listerdl

    listerdl Junior Member

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    I don't have a captcha form on my email capture form - but out of interest, what is the purpose of a rogue spam bot getting dud spam emails to sign up on peoples forms - what good does that do to them or us?

    Eh?
     
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    0_00_0 Senior Member

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    The bots are simply programmed to fill out forms. It is trying to create a link on your website it doesn't know the email just gets added to a database. It is of no use to either of you but the software is just doing what it's told to.
     
  3. listerdl

    listerdl Junior Member

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    ok thanks

    if I send out those black hat emails that sneaked into my database does my site get a bad rep?
     
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    0_00_0 Senior Member

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    Nope it shouldn't matter if you send them emails. Just a waste of a sent email but you can use different methods to refine your email list. I would recommend adding a very basic captcha or renaming the field ids/names. Just so long as you don't reduce conversion rate.
     
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    themidiman Power Member

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    Have you emailed them back? They may have autoresponders set up that email you various offers.
     
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    GoTRooT Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Its probably xrumer :)
     
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