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From: Rosemary <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Guestbook - s.p.a.m
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 15:00:19 +0100
References: <48A3FF82.4010508@rprobert.co.uk><009401c8fdf8$24b55740$0202a8c0@BERT><48A41BB5.3040902@rprobert.co.uk><004401c8fe11$0984b3d0$93f692d8@Heidi>
In-Reply-To: <004401c8fe11$0984b3d0$93f692d8@Heidi>


Hi Heidi,

I've been deleting them by the ton!!!
But going into the guestbook twice as day to clean it up, is not
really an option,

Thanks,

Rosemary
~~~~~~~~~~

Heidi Utley wrote:
> Hi Rosemary,
>
> You can always delete the unwanted entries at:
> http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~guestbook/cgi-bin/delete_record.cgi
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Heidi Boos-Utley
> E-mail:
> URL: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~heidisfamily
> ---------------------------------------------------
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Rosemary" <>
> To: "Barry Carlson" <>;
> <>
> Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 6:49 AM
> Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Guestbook - s.p.a.m
>
>
>> Hi Barry,
>>
>> I was afraid there would be little if anything I could do.
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Rosemary
>> Northumberland UK
>>
>> Email:
>> Family History: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~rprobert/
>> Banburyshire Website: http://www.rootsweb.com/~engcbanb/
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>
>>
>> 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!
>>>> http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~engcbanb/common/gbook.htm
>>>>
>>>> But it has made no difference!
>>>>
>>>> This morning there are over 15 unwanted messages
>>>>
>>>> http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~guestbook/cgi-bin/public_guestbook.cgi?gb=5547&action=view
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 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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