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I keep getting fraudulant orders on my site. They are VERY easy to spot and I have set my CC gateway to authorize only to keep these from going through. I have heard of pulling out an e-mail header and getting information like the IP. I am embarrassed but how do you "view" the header of an E-Mail?
Apparently every email address on my sites has been harvested, and I am getting spam messages - the same identical ones, for web hosting - forwarded to each of the addresses on the sites from different email addresses all over Europe and a couple from the Middle East.
These emails are being forwarded and coming through the web host's server, and if I go to File>Properties in Outlook Express and look under the details tab, all the IP numbers are right there - don't know if the ones appearing will work.
Now it's too late, because they already have the addresses, but I think maybe the best preventive solution for the future might be to dig out info on email harvesting spiders and either exclude them or find a script I saw that sends unwanted spiders into a "black hole." Also, I seem to vaguely recall some way to "hide" the email addresses on a site.
Any clues on how to implement any of these solutions or what to do to handle situations like this?
Not sure if it works or not, no spam as yet but they may not have tried. It's the ol' "absence of evidence is not evidence of absence" trick.
Perhaps some of the scripting experts will venture an opinion.
var name = "PUT NAME HERE";
var domain = "PUT DOMAIN HERE";
document.write('<a href=\"mailto:' + name + '@' + domain + '\">');
document.write(name + '@' + domain + '</a>');
Sure, if it would work, I'd use it.