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Solving the problem, you need the IP address of the guest who writes spam in Сontact

Customization -> Emails -> Contact form
add to the right place

{$member->ip_address}

This will help you quickly block the spammer.

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Поэтому я предложил вам добавить IP-адрес в ответном письме на форуме.
И когда вы получите письмо от гостя, вы узнаете его IP-адрес и можете заблокировать его, если вам это нужно.
Нет другой защиты от 2019-04-23_071929.thumb.jpg.29061e638319f60d3fdc2bf4a743ca4c.jpgреальных людей.

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  • 2 weeks later...

This was helpful. In case anyone else wants to do this but is having trouble with the Russian language in the instructions above, here is my English tutorial

  1. In ACP click themes
  2. under appearance click emails
  3. find the template for contact form (page 2 for me)

replace the first line entirely with this

{$email->language->addToStack("email_contact_form", FALSE)}   {$member->ip_address}

Thank you  🙂

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30 minutes ago, Daniel F said:

What’s the point of adding the IP address to the email? Won’t spam content which passed the captcha , still be sent?

Ban the ip address I assume. Unless you're telling me banned addresses can still access the contact us box? D'oh!!

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Было очень полезно узнать сразу после получения письма IP-адрес отправителя и другие данные, а также это в настройках профиля участника форума.

Например, вот так:

Windows

Текущее устройство

веб-браузер

Последние авторизации

This will help in fighting spam on your forum.
Because no captcha protects you from a real person.
Only ban IP addresses, though not for long but reliably)

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Maybe it's not a final solution, either, but what I did was to register in one of those free form services: zoho forms, jotform etc.

Create a form there and direct your contact form to that service instead of the integrated IPS contact form, and they will take care of the spam. 
Free services can handle up to 100 contacts a month, which was enough for me at that time.

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On 5/19/2019 at 10:48 AM, gabs007 said:

Maybe it's not a final solution, either, but what I did was to register in one of those free form services: zoho forms, jotform etc.

Create a form there and direct your contact form to that service instead of the integrated IPS contact form, and they will take care of the spam. 
Free services can handle up to 100 contacts a month, which was enough for me at that time.

Argh, I would likely need a lot more than 100.

I get that many spam messages per day at least.

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3 hours ago, Joel R said:

I was reading an article the other day that said one measure of your community's success is how many trolls you attract.  So ... Congrats? Be grateful that you're blessed with spam and trolls.  Or something.  🤣

Apparently the path to success for community admins is through mountains of spam.  

Always looking for that silver lining, Joel. :rolleyes: You're supposed to be telling us how forums are dying and how fb/inst, twit, and snapped chat are the best. :laugh:

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After fighting spam for months, we just decided to disable the form.  Been with Invision since 2017 and never received a single email or support ticket that wasn't spam from that link, so it's not much of a loss for us.  Wish there was better spam protection in place.

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