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1 week 3 days ago #129973 by Gordon Lawson
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Hi,
I am getting hundreds of emails being sent via OSP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by spambots which are then returned as "mail undeliverable". It appears that they are filling in a contact form somewhere on my website. Here's a sample of one of the emails being sent:

"This is an enquiry email via www.villaswecare.com/ from:
qpmyud <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
 
 
 
Jeg er helt naken.
 
Vil du se bildet? Kallenavnet mitt er Shai
på nettstedet - https://adad.website?pnamgsgu6"

Where can I find the contact form being used to send these and how can I make it more secure to stop this happening?

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1 week 3 days ago #129975 by Mr. Dam
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Hi,
Do you use Captcha in Agent contact form or Request More details forms?
Thanks
Dam

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1 week 3 days ago #129976 by Gordon Lawson
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Yes, captcha is on both of these forms. You can see at www.villaswecare.com

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1 week 2 days ago - 1 week 2 days ago #129990 by Gordon Lawson
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Is there any way I can improve the security of these contact forms?

Edit: I found how to disable the form on the agents page, but still the emails keep coming. I've had to knock "sendmail" off in my Joomla configuration.
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1 week 2 days ago #130012 by Mr. Dam
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Hi,
And the spam emails aren't sent to you anymore, right?
Thanks
Dam

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1 week 2 days ago #130014 by Gordon Lawson
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Yes, that is correct! With send mail switched off the emails have stopped.

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