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SPAM getting through Contact Enhanced

6 years 1 month ago #15144 by muddauber
I have Contact Enhanced with CAPTCHA installed, but have have been regular spam from a particular IP address and "anonymous user"

Is there a way to block these posts?

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6 years 1 month ago #15145 by douglas
Dear muddauber,

You usually see "Anonymous user" is you do not add the Name Custom Field TYPE or Email Custom Field Type.

You can block IP Addresses. Go to Components -> Contact Enhanced, click on the Options button in the Toolbar and under the Contact Form tab Enter the IP addresses separated by ; in the "Banned IP address" field.

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6 years 1 month ago - 6 years 1 month ago #15146 by muddauber
Thanks, I added the blocked IP address.

Regarding the Anonymous User, I DO have the NAME Custom Field
and apparently they are using "Anonymous User" as their name entry
field info.

Is there a way to block of range of IP addresses?
Maybe all the IP addresses from Romania and China, or
a wide range. I remember when we used to do something like
that when we played with .htaccess years ago.


The spamming IP address is still getting through

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6 years 1 month ago #15147 by douglas
Dear muddauber,

I was looking at the source code and yes, it is possible.

Just enter the part of domain you want to filter:
Example Domain: 123.231.123.213
Filter for range: 123.231.123.
OR for a greater range: 123.231. however this last one is not recommended because it will also match this fomain: 222.123.231.222

Best regards,

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4 weeks 9 hours ago #25227 by blue_Shift
Can we deny range blocks? e.g.,
178.154.128.0/17

and TLD's? e.g.,
.ru

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4 weeks 8 hours ago #25228 by support
Dear blue_Shift,

Currently, there's no option to block Ip Blocks as requested, however you can block TLDs
Go to Components » Contact Enhanced » Options and under the Security Tab just add the TLDs, including the dot and preceeded by an *, to the Banned Emails field. e.g.,
*.ru

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