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    Can someone help me from receiving these spam messages through contact form

    Hi all,

    Can someone please tell me if the following is a common spam problem.......I have several hosting accounts on a shared server, we all seem to be getting 100s of messages sent through our contact from which uses a simple mailform script. Each form field result comes back as zfsd@jeztechs.com or something simular like the example below....

    bzmfbqkn@jeztechs.com has submitted the Jeztechs Enquiry Form
    Their details are as follows:

    Email Address: bzmfbqkn@jeztechs.com
    Country: bzmfbqkn@jeztechs.com
    State: bzmfbqkn@jeztechs.com
    Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary=\"===============1205436919==\"
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Subject: 43114a4e
    To: bzmfbqkn@jeztechs.com
    bcc: bergkoch8@aol.com
    From: bzmfbqkn@jeztechs.com

    This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

    --===============1205436919==
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=\"us-ascii\"
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

    qnbzcelq
    --===============1205436919==--

    URL: bzmfbqkn@jeztechs.com

    May we telephone you:
    Telephone Number: bzmfbqkn@jeztechs.com
    Template Number: bzmfbqkn@jeztechs.com


    Is this common...and is there an easy way I can adjust the mailform script to stop this.

    Many thanks in advance
    Jeremy

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    One of cure for this kind of spam is to create a random image with some text and/or numbers and make the user input that number and see if it matches. If it is a bot that is filling the form then it will not be able to recognise it!:-)

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    What bambolin refers to is known as Captcha.
    Take a looksy !

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    Iíve just started experiencing this problem too over the last week. Suddenly Iím getting about 20 blank emails from my website per day, plus some that appear to be sent from an email address at my domain. (I donít understand what someone is trying to achieve by sending blank emails.) I donít think I want to go down the Captcha route; it seems a bit much for an email form. Any other ways to prevent this?

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    2 months later

    Over the past couple of months, the amount of spam has dramatically reduced.. until today when I navigated to my site (which I havenít done for a while), all of a sudden I received about 40 new mails.

    Could me looking at my website have triggered all this spam or is it just a coincidence?


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