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Search engine submit email spams!

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by Aloosenation, Oct 14, 2003.

  1. Aloosenation

    Aloosenation Active Member

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    Hi,

    I used "search engine submit" for the first time with a brand new site. Suddenly it gets spammed with 200 emails to "bsevbeci@[mydomain].com." I did not fill out the "email" section of the form.

    Is someone harvesting emails from this feature? A new email is essentially ruined because of this feature. I figured I'd filter the to address, however, today two new random words "lufusndh" and "ffhadhpc" @[mydomain].com appeared.

    I want to use the main account catchall email, as I enjoy signing up to various services with various emails ("amazon@[mydomain].com") so that I can monitor companies' selling of my emails and block emails that get spammed.

    Any info?

    Thanks

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  2. SageBrian

    SageBrian Well-Known Member

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    That's the problem with submitting to all those crappy search engines. They don't do really anything but give you email.

    There should perhaps be a warning on the submit page that suggests putting an email address in such as submitx@domain so that you can hopefully filter out the junk easier.

    But, as you can see, the spammers basically just grab your valid domain name and blast you regardless of address.

    Best to stick with the few big search engines.

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  3. Aloosenation

    Aloosenation Active Member

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    That is depressing. Dark Orb should take out the feature entirely. I read here that it doesn't really work for most search engines because they keep changing their format. It's really not that hard to submit to Google, Yahoo, and excite by hand. I'm scared to use any aspect of CPanel now.

    Dare I even touch the shopping carts?

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    mpierre Well-Known Member

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    The problem is not with CPanel at all, but with the Search Engines themselves...

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  5. Aloosenation

    Aloosenation Active Member

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    The problem is that CPanel has the feature.

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  6. Aloosenation

    Aloosenation Active Member

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    Actually, I read here that most of the search engines don't receive the submissions because they continually update their pages to prevent auto submission while the software is only updated occasionally.

    I have gotten 10 or so sites listed with the major search engines (google, yahoo, altavista, excite) without being spammed. Which search engine spams its submitters?

    The "search engine submit" should tell you that you will be spammed if you submit to whichever engine spams you.

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    rs-freddo Well-Known Member

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    If you don't like a feature then use the "disable feature" link to disable it. I have disabled all my clients from using the search engine submit feature.

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    Where is this found? "disable feature"

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  9. Aloosenation

    Aloosenation Active Member

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    I used search engine submit to submit my sites to search engines, not to opt in for spam. If spam is a necessary side effect of submitting my site to search engines, CPanel should tell me.

    No reputable search engine would allow spammers to get ahold of your domain hours after submitting it.

    If CPanel knows that one of its chosen search engines is disreputable then they should remove it or tell me that I will be spammed, or they certainly are equally responsible for me getting spammed.

    I assume the culprit is mixcat.com.
     
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    Aloosenation Active Member

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    If I hired it to wipe my ass and it signed me up to mailing lists to boot I would be mad at it.

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    erwinfa Well-Known Member

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    So, any solution if we get trouble like that ?
    And Is it possible to stop SPAM like that ?

    Thanks

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  12. Solokron

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    Where is this located?

    I would like to remove any links to it.

     
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