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User currently offlineAdministrator From Sweden, joined May 1999, 3251 posts.
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2964 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
SITE ADMIN

Hi guys,

Recently we've had reports about spam being sent through the photographer contact forms on Airliners.net. Some sad person has written a script that sends a spam message through the form to a lot of photographers.

No more of that. Today we implemented the first captcha on Airliners.net (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) which will prevent any more automated spam messages to be sent through the interface. You can read more about captcha here.

Please try sending a mail to yourself to test that everything still works as it should.

Thanks,
Johan


Working on the site from morning 'till night that's livin' alright (1997-2007)
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User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2964 times:

That's great news, thank you.
Hopefully it does work as it's meant to.

Ivan


User currently offlineLIPH From Italy, joined May 2004, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2953 times:

Nice feature. Letters are really messed up !! Not only you have to be human to send an e-mail, but gotta have good eyes as well !  Wink

Ciao



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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2832 times:

Finally! Thanks!

JC


User currently offlineCalgaryBill From Canada, joined May 2006, 686 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

Thanks for looking out for us! This could not have been a "quick fix," looks like a lot of work.

B


User currently offlineAirMalta From Malta, joined Mar 2006, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

Thankyou yes I was receiving Spam nearly 2 emails daily

Malcolm Bezzina
Malta


User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6843 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

Quoting Administrator (Thread starter):
Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart

How long to think up that one?


Never been spammed yet... maybe not enough photos.



wheat and dairy can screw up your brain
User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2739 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2672 times:

I've just recieved another spam email through the contact facility...

Simon



Simon - London-Aviation.com
User currently offlineAdministrator From Sweden, joined May 1999, 3251 posts.
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2642 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
SITE ADMIN

Simon, did the subject of the spam email start with "Airliners.net photo feedback:"? If not, then it was not sent through the interface.

Let me know.

Thanks,
Johan



Working on the site from morning 'till night that's livin' alright (1997-2007)
User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2739 posts, RR: 40
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2625 times:

Hi Johan,

No, the subject didn't say that. However the email was as follows:

"Hi!
[url=thanks for sharing][/url]

----------------------------------------------------------
Message was sent using the mail interface on Airliners.net
http://www.airliners.net/"

Simon.



Simon - London-Aviation.com
User currently offlineAdministrator From Sweden, joined May 1999, 3251 posts.
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2613 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
SITE ADMIN

Ok, that's the contact form from your user profile. I did not know there was a problem there as well. I will have to add the same system to the member contact form.

Thanks for letting me know.

Regards,
JOhan



Working on the site from morning 'till night that's livin' alright (1997-2007)
User currently offlineAdministrator From Sweden, joined May 1999, 3251 posts.
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2610 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
SITE ADMIN

Ok, I've tested it now and the form can only be used by registered members. If you send me the "from" address included in that email I will be able to delete the violating account.

I've also changed the text at the bottom to read:
Message was sent using the mail interface on Airliners.net
by user [username]
http://www.airliners.net/

Regards,
Johan



Working on the site from morning 'till night that's livin' alright (1997-2007)
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