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#1 2017-09-01 02:18:26

alex
Member
Registered: 2012-10-10
Posts: 38

PAGES EMAIL FORM RECEIVING ENORMOUS QUANTITY OF SPAM BOT MESSAGES

Hi,


Since I started using TTG plugins a few years back, everything was fine, but about half a year ago I started receiving spam messages through the email contact form in my CE4 Pages website. But since a few days ago I started receiving a message every 5 minutes through this form. The message is same or almost the same, sometimes in changes a bit, pretty sure is a spam bot or similar.

How can I fix this? How can I stop receiving spam bot messages through this form?

NEED HELP ASAP PLEASE, THIS IS DRIVING ME NUTS!!!

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#2 2017-09-01 06:09:19

rod barbee
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From: Port Ludlow, WA USA
Registered: 2012-09-24
Posts: 13,525
Website

Re: PAGES EMAIL FORM RECEIVING ENORMOUS QUANTITY OF SPAM BOT MESSAGES

a few years back, one user added recaptcha to the CE4 Pages contact.php page via a Google plugin. Maybe that will help

http://community.theturninggate.net/vie … hp?id=3629

(Backlight has reCaptcha built in)


Rod 
Just a user with way too much time on his hands.
www.rodbarbee.com
ttg-tips.com, Backlight 1.1.1 test site, Pangolin test site

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#3 2017-09-01 17:39:50

Matthew
Administrator
From: Seoul, South Korea
Registered: 2012-09-24
Posts: 5,082
Website

Re: PAGES EMAIL FORM RECEIVING ENORMOUS QUANTITY OF SPAM BOT MESSAGES

Copy-and-pasting the same reply I sent via email:

First thing, if the message is always the same, then it should be easy to build a filter to send those emails to trash/spam. That first step should make things more pleasant for you in the short term.

CE4 Pages -- via TTG BE -- has some spam prevention measures built in. Obviously, these are now being defeated. So, you might then want to hack Google's reCaptcha into the form. Signup and setup are here:
https://www.google.com/recaptcha/

Backlight has reCaptcha support baked in, plus myriad other improvements. Much as I hate to answer a support request with an up-sell, this might be a good time for you to upgrade.


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