1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 21, 2008 5:45 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Contact form - Error or spam?

    majica_films
      This is probably obvious but I just want to make sure before I try to fix whichever ptoblem it is.
      Over the weekend there were 2 form submissions from my website:
      Contact name: kiahnbyr

      Company name: kiahnbyr

      Telephone: shTDltYUKgEOnxVtY

      Fax: vzFswrsTHLpUUO

      E-mail: byipbm@zqtqfn.com

      and

      Contact name: malcvov

      Company name: malcvov

      Telephone: QzuthJUorRNRCDKV

      Fax: MBKbSAmzHqRYPsF

      E-mail: onkfoi@obkczt.com

      Both also had similar random letter links in the comments bit (<a href=" http://lfxzdrhdhjrv.com/">lfxzdrhdhjrv</a>, [url=http://rnciwhwjxktb.com/]rnciwhwjxktb[/url] etc..)

      My first thought was spam, but then I wasn't so sure because the form isn't supposed to send if the telephone and fax fields aren't all numbers.
      Is it just that the bots can get round this and this is spam? Or is there likely to be an error somewhere?
      I have tested the form this morning and it has worked, but I'd still like other opinions.
      Thanks
        • 1. Re: Contact form - Error or spam?
          Level 7
          majica_films wrote:
          > Both also had similar random letter links in the comments bit (<a
          > href=" http://lfxzdrhdhjrv.com/">lfxzdrhdhjrv</a>,
          > [url=http://rnciwhwjxktb.com/]rnciwhwjxktb[/url] etc..)
          >
          > My first thought was spam

          Your first thought was right.

          > but then I wasn't so sure because the form isn't
          > supposed to send if the telephone and fax fields aren't all numbers.

          It sounds as though you're relying on JavaScript for form validation.
          With JavaScript turned off (as in a bot or somebody just playing), it's
          totally useless. Validation must also be done server-side.

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