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3/12/2020
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New restrictions on our Unix platform for contact forms with Joomla installations
Many Joomla installations are misused for SPAM distribution without the knowledge of the website administrator. This is made possible by the misuse of the com_contact component (contact form) which is active by default on every Joomla installation.
If this component is not explicitly *disabled* by the admin, the contact form is active - even if it is configured as "hidden". 



To reduce the resulting SPAM, POST access to this Joomla component is restricted on all our Unix web platforms as follows:



- No longer allowed are POST requests to the com_contact component that have the "copy to sender" flag enabled. These requests are now blocked by a 403 error.



POST requests that do not have the "copy to sender" flag enabled are still allowed. This means that simple contact forms (without CC to sender) still work.




If your contact form is affected, please note the following points:



- The use of a contact form is generally to be questioned critically is it really necessary?



- The com_contact component should be deactivated if it is not needed.


- The mail traffic caused by the form should be checked regularly and appropriate measures taken in case of abuse.



- Contact forms (if they are unavoidable) should be protected by a captcha.



If you need help please contact your webmaster or your Joomla administrator.



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3/12/2020 New restrictions on our Unix platform for contact forms with Joomla installations

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