One word spam emails?

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Is anyone getting weird one word spams from using contact forms? I use one with spam protection, but everything is solvable, obviously. But the spam I am getting through those forms is very weird. It isn't promoting anything, its always just one random word and thats it.


Could it be some script is checking who replies, so it can check that email as valid?
#emails #spam #word
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  • Profile picture of the author qwikaddotcom
    Originally Posted by OnlineAddict View Post


    Could it be some script is checking who replies, so it can check that email as valid?
    I get them too and I've been thinking the same thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author chefmitch82
    I've been getting inundated with one-word spam, any solutions to slow it down would be appreciated! I think the script is probably working on a similar principle to how autodialers work, randomly dialing cellphone numbers to see who picks up.
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  • Profile picture of the author OnlineAddict
    Ok, so I am not alone then.


    I tried a regular contact form and was getting them for months. So now I use one of those "spam-free" ones, with some hidden input, which people don't see, but scripts do, so they fall in the trap, but seems like they can get around that, too, nowadays.


    Last emails I got:
    Sender name/message


    Brenda Gaylord: system
    Angelita Wolff: Hat
    Ignacio Schneider: Dynamic


    Its annoying.
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    Forex/Commodities investments, PM me.

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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    I am not sure but it could be hackers at work. They keep on reinventing the wheel so TC.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    I'll throw my hat in the ring, and the spammers too.
    I would guess that they are first trying to see if they get a reply.
    If they reply using a contact form (which I get heaps of as well), they are probably checking that it's still valid.



    Then there are the ones where the person says they have read my site and suggest that they can help me. If I reply, they will explain.



    I suggest simply deleting them. If you reply, you're only setting yourself up to fail.
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  • Profile picture of the author Golabb1
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    Hello sir. It's not real spams it's a email marketing. .!
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    • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
      Originally Posted by Golabb1 View Post

      Hello sir. It's not real spams it's a email marketing. .!

      "I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it/"
      -Missy Elliot


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