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From: Rosemary <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Guestbook - s.p.a.m
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 12:49:09 +0100
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Hi Barry,

I was afraid there would be little if anything I could do.

Thank you,

Northumberland UK

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Barry Carlson wrote:
> Rosemary <> wrote
> On Thursday, August 14, 2008 9:48 PM (UTC+12)
>> I am having serious problems with our guestbook. Over the past couple
>> of weeks we have been deluged with s.p.a.m.
>> A couple of days ago, I removed the form for the guestbook from the
>> website, because I couldn't think of anything else to do!
>> But it has made no difference!
>> This morning there are over 15 unwanted messages
>> Any suggestions anyone?
> ---------------------
> Hi Rosemary
> Because the Rootsweb guestbook script doesn't check the referer URL when
> the Guestbook form is submitted, it is possible for anyone to sit at a
> computer and target your GB number. There is a Captcha password page
> that would normally prevent robots from getting to the GB, but if the
> spammers are prepared to pay for someone to enter the Captcha password,
> that protection is lost.
> If you check your GB, you will find that I have accessed it even though
> you have taken it down.
> So essentially there is nothing that can be done.
> Barry

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