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RESTRICTING MAIL AND ACCOUNTS FROM A SINGLE USER


Tamar2001

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HI again,

 

With our site running we have run into a problem or two with spammers (easier to deal with) and abusive people.

 

How can we limit the number of email requests a single user can send on our site when they are logged in or online; would like to limit it to one per user.

 

Secondly, I have just been getting a handle on spam-assassin and black listed people; how do we stop abusive emails?

 

Finally, how we can stop the same user creating more than one account for shopping on our site? I had wondered if I could tie this into the IP address to try and stop fraud and problems?

 

Several questions, hope some-one may be able to help!

 

Thank you

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If your host provides cPanel then use the IP Blocker in that to block the ip addresses of these people, and then they won't get access to your website at all.

 

If you don't have an ip blocker then you can still block their ip addreses from a root level .htaccess file.

 

If the abusive emails are coming via the Contact Us page then it's likely that an outside automated script is being used to send you porno spam. You can prevent these automated script by implementing a "Captcha" on the Contact Us page (where people have to take the letters/numbers from a randomly generated image and put them into a box before they can submit the email).

 

Vger

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If your host provides cPanel then use the IP Blocker in that to block the ip addresses of these people, and then they won't get access to your website at all.

 

If you don't have an ip blocker then you can still block their ip addreses from a root level .htaccess file.

 

If the abusive emails are coming via the Contact Us page then it's likely that an outside automated script is being used to send you porno spam. You can prevent these automated script by implementing a "Captcha" on the Contact Us page (where people have to take the letters/numbers from a randomly generated image and put them into a box before they can submit the email).

 

Vger

 

Thank you for your time and assistance!

 

Checking on my hosting site, I have found both an IP blocker and also lots of info on who is visiting my site, which allows me to screen and check on things!

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