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Old 29 Feb 2020, 15:52
CarolSEL CarolSEL is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Spam from "Contact Us"??

We're suddenly bombarded by spam that seems to be coming via our "Contact Us" link, as in this one:

Subject: Catholic Community Forum Contact Us Form - Site Feedback

This particular one is all in Russian, but the junk ranges from porn to sales solicitations, and we're getting hundreds daily. None is coming directly via email, but is all going through the host server. Is there a way to stop it? Is there a way that spammers can post the link itself?


Meanwhile, a second problem: We use a Gmail account for webmaster. Since moving to a new hosting service ALL mail generated through vB (registration confirmations, thread subscriptions, birthday greetings, etc.) are ALL going to the spam folder with the following error:

host smtp.mailchannels.net [34.210.243.185]
SMTP error from remote mail server after end of data:
550 5.7.1 [BFD] Sender prohibited by SPF


Is that a hosting problem? Our Contact Us is set to "sendmessage.php". Host suggests changing to SMTP, but we've never had the problem before.
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