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    LTheobald Posts: 1,051, Reputation: 127
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    Nov 1, 2005, 06:26 AM
    Bot "Attacking" My Web Site
    Hi all,

    I've recently been working on my web site. As part of this site I have a shoutbox (on front page) and a contact me page. The contact me page creates an email and sends that off using PHP.

    Anyway, if you take a look at the page and view the shoutbox, I have a load of rubbish in there along the lines of :

    to3220@ltheobald.co.uk: to3220@ltheobald.co.uk
    earthenware1671@ltheobald.co.uk: which Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Subject: they can legally do bcc: battsl1005@aol.com 5b2c959e57b25e33185e53c085d40d9c .
    in Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" M: millyionaire2920@ltheobald.co.uk
    th Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" M: favor526@ltheobald.co.uk
    beautiful761@ltheobald.co.uk: f Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Subject: that r. hostrup said the man and that horrible grinning bcc: battsl1005@aol.com d7221215917a2652967e23750023c719 .
    without6739@ltheobald.co.uk: without6739@ltheobald.co.uk
    was2765@ltheobald.co.uk: was
    I'm also getting emails from my contact page with the same kind of rubbish - emails from some random name, followed by @LTheobald.co.uk (my domain). These emails will either contain just another address or the kind of rubbish above.

    Has anyone ever seen anything like this before? I've obviously got to find out what this is to try and find the best way to stop it from happening.
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    Curlyben Posts: 18,478, Reputation: 1857
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    Nov 6, 2005, 04:34 AM
    Looks kind of nasty, it may just be an e-mail spider harvesting all addresses it can find.

    Hopefulyy that's all it is.
    Obviously don't follow any of the URL's that get mailed to you as they may be very nasty indeed.
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    LTheobald Posts: 1,051, Reputation: 127
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    Nov 7, 2005, 02:02 AM
    I haven't got any spam though yet so if it is taking my emails - it's doing a damn poor job :) I think I found a solution for this anyway - some code to put in my .htaccess that will stop various bots.

    Cheers for the advice though

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