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    Default Better serverabuse detection: a user submitting an e-mail delivery status message is

    A user submitting an e-mail delivery status message is not server abuse, but highly wanted, as the form might be the only other way to contact when e-mail bounces back.

    Example this form message containing only 1 url was falsely detected as abuse:
    -------------------------------------
    This is the mail system at host fallback1.mx.nxs.nl.

    I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not
    be delivered to one or more recipients. It's attached below.

    For further assistance, please send mail to postmaster.

    If you do so, please include this problem report. You can
    delete your own text from the attached returned message.

    The mail system

    <x@x.x>: host x.x.x[x.x.x.x] said: 554 5.7.1
    Service unavailable; Client host [193.189.134.4] blocked using
    b.barracudacentral.org;
    http://www.barracudanetworks.com/rep...=193.189.134.4 (in
    reply to RCPT TO command)
    -----------------------------

    I am interested in options there already might exist in the current version of the form handler to improve abuse detection, without completly disabling it.

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    Default Re: Better serverabuse detection: a user submitting an e-mail delivery status message

    Hi,

    The only reason that message would be rejected is because it has a URL included and you have set the ATTACK_DETECTION_MANY_URLS feature in FormMail.

    I recommend that:
    1. You set ATTACK_DETECTION_MANY_URLS to 2 or more.
    2. On your form you state that the message can accept a limited number of URLs.
    Apart from that, you can disable the URL detection feature and try Reverse CAPTCHA.
    Russell Robinson - Author of Tectite FormMail and FormMailDecoder
    http://www.tectite.com/

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