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  • Resolved waynerpol


    Hey All. Just logged into my site using EPL and looked in the contacts section of EPL and there are 3000+ new contacts. All are general spam / sex /related and most are russian.
    I have ithemes security installed but would like to know if anyone knows how this could of happened and how i remove them as i can only manually remove 1 at a time

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  • Plugin Author Merv Barrett


    Hi Wayne, did you have the contact form on the site? We are working on improvements to prevent spam as this is the only way to enter contact data into EPL. Looking at your isue of deleting a large number of contacts also for EPL 3.3

    Thanks for letting us know.

    EPL 3.3 is coming soon

    Hi Merv
    Yes as its a property website there is contact forms on the website, but i dont understand how they could add to the contacts?

    Plugin Author Merv Barrett


    Only through the EPL Contacts widget, we’ve added several fixes to EPL 3.3 RC1 is ready, You can download it here

    In that build you can select multiple contacts for deleting vs one by one
    Also now modify the EPL – Contacts form and enable the anti-spam checkbox to prevent further contacts being added by spam bots

    Let me know how you go,

    Plugin Author Merv Barrett


    Hi Wayne,

    Easy Property Listings 3.3 is officially out now with the contact upgrade allowing deleting multiple contacts and the Contact Form widget re-built with anti-spam protection through a honeypot field preventing bot spam entries.

    Lots of other improvements too.

    Major Release with Huge Improvements Easy Property Listings 3.3 Out Now!

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