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General Form Spam

Topics: General, Troubleshooting
Nov 21, 2011 at 2:41 PM

I was wondering if anyone noticed a large amount of form spam for sites built in Orchard. I have built a lot of sites and the two most recent sites I published get a lot of spam on the contact form pages. I am doing validation for required fields, email, phone, etc. I know it does not make sense since the forms are the same on a normal site and an Orchard site, but it seems these get exploited more. Any ideas why? I don't want to have to add CAPTCHA to all my contact pages and blog comments if I don't have to.

Nov 21, 2011 at 3:58 PM

I'm not getting this spam; which contact form are you using?

Nov 21, 2011 at 5:10 PM

I use Contrib.Contact. It seems to result in a large amount of spam coming through. The module also turns off request validation so I am going to need to check the inputs a little more since the spammer is sending markup in the message field. Also validating the phone number better.


Subject: [New Contact Request]: dBMBmmQuiFWRiz

The visitor youlpjkm with email has requested contact.

Nov 21, 2011 at 7:31 PM

*all* web sites with a contact form get boatloads of spam after a while if they don't have some form of captcha. That's life, unfortunately.