Illegal Website Contact Request form from Domino website

Okay, I don't really know where to start with this as it concerns web request contact forms that keep being sent to my users. I'm not too familiar with how the website created with Domino works, but we have been getting a lot of contact request forms that appear to have been created by our website. Is there anyway I can figure out where the forms are being generated whether it be by someone internal or external?

Thanks for reading, I hope my request makes sense.
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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
What's your website?
Are the contents of the form valid, i.e. not only the mail address but is the rest sensible too? Or could it be that the request forms are filled out by spambots? Did you include a captcha on the form, so spambots can't send in the form?
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fedosomwanAuthor Commented:
The website is www.fortgreenecouncil.org

The "From" and "To" on the form seems real enough and in the attached file you can basically see the body of the form and none of that makes any real sense. I know I probably could try and contact the name of the sender, but I would rather nip it here than open another can of worms so to speak. Thanks for your continued help :)
Online-Contact-Submission.doc
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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
Well, I'm pretty sure it's spam: someone posting their mail address just to entice you to contact them. Don't. You'd better modify the form, and add what they call a captcha feature: an image that only a person can read, with numbers and text, that they have to copy in an input field.

There are many examples, here's one: http://www.captcha.net/
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fedosomwanAuthor Commented:
Thank you, but my biggest problem is that I don't know if it's a form that's generated on our website(by someone), or if it's just plain old spam from an outside source.
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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
It has all the makings of your form and your website, but actually I can't see that. It is surely treated by the FrmReqAppt form in your website, so you can modify that form to incorporate a captcha. Once the captcha isn't correct when a form is submitted, the new document won't be saved in the database.

So yes, you have to modify the website database.
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fedosomwanAuthor Commented:
Okay thank you. I will try that tonight and let you know. Thanks again.
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fedosomwanAuthor Commented:
Well I found the FrmReqAppt and now I have no idea what to do. As a reminder I have no experience at all with Domino web pages, but I've inherited this problem. I'm an IT person so is there any tip you can give me to get started?, I could muddle my way around but when you have no clue, it's pretty pointless :)
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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
I do have a lot of clues but it's very hard to pull the appropriate ones out of my sleeve. If you're not a Notes developer, I wouldn't even try if it's only this that you want. Domino/Notes development is not particularly difficult, but unfortunately you really have to know what you're doing, which you can learn a little from a book and a lot by trial and error. It takes a few months to get the hang of it, and then some months more to learn how to work with the web environment. I assume in this particular case it would take a good Notes developer 4-6 hours to protect your contact form with a run-of-the-mill captcha (can be an image, can also be a silly question like "Please add four and eight", just to keep it simple).

So my suggestion would be: try to find a Notes developer who can do this for you (an IBM partner close to your offices, a freelancer, or maybe even an EE-expert...).
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fedosomwanAuthor Commented:
You're right :). I'm right in the middle of muddling and it's beginning to make a little sense, so I'll continue from here. Thanks for your time and all your help.
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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
Add two fields, one in which the form picks one question out of several, and the other a selection list where the user needs picks the answer, both with aliases. Maybe that's enough to scare off most spambots.

PS I"m not allowed to take this off-line, but it's too difficult to continue without the database and the design itself. Anyway, I can't forbid you to read my EE profile and find my mail address there... ;-)
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