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March 3, 2018 at 6:59 am #7136
In the last couple of days, we have received two spam emails by way of our “Contact Us” form on website. Should we be concerned?
March 3, 2018 at 8:04 am #7137Karen ReynoldsKeymaster
I received one spam email through the Contact Us form many months ago. I deleted it and haven’t received another.
March 3, 2018 at 8:04 am #7138larrybKeymaster
I see you have a math question that needs to be answered to submit the form. So that indicates the spam is human generated as opposed to some automated system. So like with Karen’s experience, the spam may not be often. Should you continue to receive a lot of spam, the Contact Form 7 has a higher level of prevention that can be employed if you wish. This higher level would include a captcha type of prevention. If you wish a higher level of detection, let me know, and I would ask Wisconsin Lakes’ new web services business what they plan for in this area for the future before adding the captcha.
March 3, 2018 at 1:07 pm #7139
I will keep an eye on it and let you know if it becomes a nuisance. Thanks!
March 7, 2018 at 5:50 am #7140
Does this look like a human message? Sounds and looks like a foreigner. Area code 070 – redirect area code!
From: Vida Paul <email@example.com>
Subject: Perfect For Affiliates And Traffic Seekers like
Phone number: 070 2107 7020
Visitor Come For Facebook Just Put URL And Clicks Button
Traffic Will Come From USA and Western Europe
The Traffic Will Run 24/7-365 System!
This e-mail was sent from a contact form on Pike Lake Chain Lakes Association (https://pikelakechain.net)
March 7, 2018 at 8:25 am #7141Karen ReynoldsKeymaster
Perhaps someone initiated the message, as it’s clearly spam. I wonder if it would help if you changed the math challenge questions and answers.
March 7, 2018 at 1:02 pm #7142larrybKeymaster
I received a similar email today from a contact form at a one of my sites at a different hosting provider. It had a different name for the sender but the same gmail address. I checked with Ken at Northern Graphics OPS, our new web service provider, on this. He doesn’t think these emails are coming from a robot if a math quiz is used. He thinks the emails could possibly have something to do with a new European law on privacy that is to be implemented in coming months, and someone is trying to work around that law before it becomes law. If you get another email from the same gmail address, maybe Karen’s idea of changing the math quiz could be tried.
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