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  • rosevalleykennels
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    Thanks for your help!!! We really appreciate it!!!!

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  • Joe D.
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    You should also go to Admin CP -> Usergroups -> Usergroup Manager and make sure the "Email to Friend" options are turned off for all usergroups, especially guests. There are 2 options, one for forums, one for blogs.

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  • Wayne Luke
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    You can limit outgoing emails under Settings -> Options -> Email Options. Tell the system to use the email queue and limit how many emails it can send per hour. The default is 10 emails. Most emails will be queued. You can also offload your email to an SMTP account you own at the same location so you won't be subjected to the limitations in place by your hosting provider. Using an SMTP account with a dedicated email server is probably your best best.

    You can enable captcha under Settings -> Human Verification.

    Best option though would be to find a better hosting provider that meets your needs.

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  • rosevalleykennels
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    Spam emails... Account suspended...

    Hi, We are running vb 4.2.2, mysql versiob 5.1.70-cll, PHP Version 5.4.18. Our url is, http://www.realjdjboard.com.

    Need some help with spam emails. My web host suspended my account over email abuse. Here's their email.
    "Your account was suspended as we detected large number of outgoing emails from your account, which is against our terms - http://www.hostmetro.com/terms.html.

    Details are attached along with this. Outgoing emails are limited to 300 per hour or 3000 per day whichever is reached first. This limitation is per hosting account. Any hosting account using in excess of 10% of its initial quota setup for Email storage will be considered a violation of our terms of use.

    We see the registration page http://www.realjdjboard.com/register...554433a9fefda2 is simply open to public without any security system like captcha. As a result, the public abusers and bots were sending spam emails through our mail server which lead to mail IP blacklisting."

    Not sure how to solve this issue. Any help will be appreciated.
    Thanks!

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