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mchatzi
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Joomla website sending spams

Post by mchatzi » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:24 am

Hello I have a Joomla 3.9.10 vers. sending spams.
I have install 2 FWs RS firewall and secutitycheck both can do only few thinks but the website still sending spams?
Any idea?
What I have done until now:
The user registration is disabled from button option in user menu.
The administrator link for backend is protected.
Geoblocking is enabled
Folders are 755 and files 644
All unnecessary moduls plugins and components are uninstalled

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Re: Joomla website sending spams

Post by waarnemer » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:36 am

... so are you really sure it is your site sending the spam? Do check the internetheaders (code) of the emails.


Or do you mean new users are automatically created by your site and you receive notifications of that?

In a default joomla install. when the latter is happening, check plugins, User-Joomla!
set autocreate Users to NO
set Notification Mail to User to NO
Force Logout for all sessions to YES

If you have a webshop or community site with the extensions installed, also check these.

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Re: Joomla website sending spams

Post by leolam » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:36 pm

As asked before...Why you think your site is sending spam?

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Re: Joomla website sending spams

Post by PaulGee » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:15 am

As stated by waarnemer and leolam... why do you think your site is sending spam?
You have not been specific enough in your original post.

However, there has been a long standing issue with respect to the com_contact component being abused to send spam.
Please refer to this old topic...SPAM attack targeted to contact component... viewtopic.php?f=714&t=958667

If you are still having spam issues and if they are related to the abuse of the com_contact component, the temporary solution is in the above mentioned topic's thread.

Before instigating the temporary solution mentioned above, please be aware that in the Joomla 3.9.11 release update that there has been a security issue fix being "Low Priority - Core - Hardening com_contact contact form (affecting Joomla 1.6.2 through 3.9.10)".

I have personally not updated to Joomla 3.9.11 as yet and do not know if the fix in this version of Joomla has resolved the issue. If you are still having spam issues (related to the abuse of the com_contact component), update to Joomla 3.9.11 first and see if that resolves the issue.

Please respond back to this topic in the forum with respect to your success or otherwise.

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Re: Joomla website sending spams

Post by mchatzi » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:59 am

I have also my own webserver with PLESK and I can see the mail queue when is full with spams.
What I have done more now than before, is to enable CAPTCHA and I think is now better.


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