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From: Rosemary <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Guestbook - s.p.a.m
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 15:00:19 +0100
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,
Heidi Utley wrote:
> Hi Rosemary,
> You can always delete the unwanted entries at:
> Kind regards,
> Heidi Boos-Utley
> 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,
>> Northumberland UK
>> 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!
>>>> 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.