I've noticed my newsletter subscribers list has been spammed, as in hundreds upon hundreds of bs emails added to it. Some from existing websites (i.e. email@example.com, some about web design, some porn, etc.) and some just generic emails at yahoo or gmail.com or whatever. It appears that they've added 10-50 a day for the past two months or so.
My question is, what is their purpose in doing this? If one is legit and they receive a newsletter, are they able to somehow harvest the entire list of subscribers it was sent to? If not what could be the reason for doing this?
Edit for additional question: When a newseltter is sent, does it sent to the most recent addresses added to the list or in order of oldest to recent, or is it random?
I encounter this matter when i try to registered some forum and access denied.And then what i,m gonna do is contacting their support and get mailed like this''
It is likely that your IP address has been used by others for negative activities on other forums. Our forum software uses a service provided by StopForumSpam.com to screen people coming to our site. You can go to this site and search for your IP address. In order to access our site, you'll want to either work with StopForumSpam to get your IP cleaned up, or you'll want to work with your Internet Service Provider to get an IP address that isn't listed on StopForumSpam.com.
If you find that your IP is not on StopForumSpam, then you should try registering a different user name. In some cases our forum flags user names that have a high report of spamming.
We'd be thrilled to have you on our forum. As you can see, once you get on, we'll do our best to keep the spam away for you too.
I don't know if this topic is related to you mam brenie369.I check this stopforumspam and i check my email and ip if it is blocklisted but luckily not.
I have the same problem. Every day lost of subscriberes get on the list and I have a strong feeling they are not doing it themselves. How and why are there subscribers added and what can I do to prevent it? How someone can help with this. I don't want to be sending my newsletter to lost of people who didn't really whant ot recieve it.
This has happened to me earlier this year (when I was on version prior 452), but I only now noticed this huge list of emails just after finding this thread. It would be good some sort of popup recaptcha to confirm subscription
What CS-Cart version you are using? In version 4.5.2, we added CSRF protection for this form, that should prevent bots from subscribing to newsletters
What happens is the "Confirmation" email sent to the subscriber is bounced back as Undeliverable, or gets flagged as spam by the recipient. When you are sending a couple of hundred Undeliverable "confirmation" email messages a day, because a bot is submitting your subscription form repeatedly, you end up getting blacklisted - which is the bigger problem.
I don't care that my mailing list has a thousand "unconfirmed" subscribers - I don't send the newsletter to them anyway, and I can delete them, BUT when I get on blacklists - it's almost impossible to get off of some of them, and it interrupts communications with legitimate customers.
What CS-Cart needs is a dedicated page for subscribing to the newsletter - complete with captcha and an area for pitching the benefits of opting in. If you want to keep the simple subscription email field on the home page, or on any page, it is going to have to submit to that page, where the captcha field is and requires an additional submit. I would be happy with simply replacing the simple subscribe email field on the homepage with text or a graphic and linking it to the newsletter signup page.
So, how to fight with that? I start use newsletter add-on build in cs cart for mailchimp. Start getting a lot of spammers. It send to confirm subscription, but getting back emails as undelivered or so.