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Joomla and WordPress sites causing continuous inbound spamming through contact forms by the qq.com domain.
Please suggest...
 

Mihai B.

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This problem is not coming from your Joomla and WordPress sites that because your email is shared somewhere on your website or it is listed in their spam tool. To solve this, you can setup an email blacklist in your hosting for qq.com.

I have ever faced same problem and solved it by doing that. I hope it helps!
 

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Setup captcha plugin's
 
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If it's coming from a contact form, then you need to deploy some type of captcha.

If you are posting your email address on your website... then turn this into a teaching lesson... don't do that.
 
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Spamming is every where. Wordpress has pre installed anti spam plugin. If its not works the search for more plugin. There is numerous anti spam plugin available in the market.
 

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USe captcha in forms ..thats the best way to protect your forms. Also display the email addresses as an image but not as direct mail to text. if someone is intentionally spamming you..its hard...but try some good spam filtering service.
 
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Captcha is just the one aspect of the whole problem. Sometimes spammers are alive people trying to reach the goal of dumping the web space around them. I'm familiar enough with the Instagram problem, but I have the clue - https://spamguardapp.com/ app. Maybe someone has used it already?
 

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That's for Instagram. OP is having spam to e-mail.

I've tested a few methods. I'd highly suggest setting RBL blocks on your server.
On the software side of things, the best I've found is SpamExperts.
A free method would be Boxtrapper, but not everyone likes that idea.
 

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Joomla and WordPress sites causing continuous inbound spamming through contact forms by the qq.com domain.
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Is it a Cpanel hosting environment ? if it is then you will have to edit the exim configuration , adding a filter to block the qq.com domain which will fix the issue
 

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Try using some lists from iplists.firehol.org, and block them using iptables and ipset.
Block proxy subnets, tor exits etc.
See if you can block countries at application level or at L4.
 

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