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Recent surge of twitter status updates in the forumFor the last week or so, a number of accouts have started to post status updates with (mostly) unrelated content. I've checked out the submission histories of ~20 of them, and none of them has a recent post. They were registered long time ago and made several status updates over time. I started noticing them after the last week's forum update. Something about it allowed these status updates to surface, and now around ~10-15 updates are posted daily, which is enough to flood the activity stream. Is anyone else bothered by this? These are from the last 24 hours
Mandatory (OK, not mandatory—recommended) MandrillI was put on to Mandrill by Pete (thank you Pete). In my experience if your website sends emails to people, for example you have a booking app and people get confirmations, then the confirmation emails may, sometimes, get rejected as spam, regardless of the fact that they're not. TL;DR Whenever in the PW admin there is a field to do with delivery of email from PW, there ought to be a note / link to an article about the benefits of sending email via Mandrill (or similar service) rather than direct. Boring rant version I had tried to solve this lack of 100% reliable email delivery with DKIM and SPF records (good things in their own right) tuning the content of the email so perhaps it would be less likely to apparently trigger some spam pattern recognition code (for example having few(er) HTML links banging my head shouting Nothing worked. I would appear to have a period of reliability where all emails were getting through, relax... Then BAM! Another spam rejection. The only variance? The receiving email systems. As visitors to the site were many and varied so were their email systems and some of those email systems spam detection algorithms were simply too sensitive for their own good. So it was not my fault but nevertheless my client whose website used the booking system kept gettings infrequent but repeated 'lost' email confirmations. So I made one other change, I sent email via SMTP to Mandrill rather than directly to the client. Mandrill then sent it to the client. This resulted in an unprecedented (and continuing) period of 100% success—zero false positive spam rejections. The reason is simple: my client's domain (or your client's domain) has a reputation as a source of email. It is probably average or good. Whereas Mandrill, who send (Mandrill is part of MailChimp and these are the overall numbers) with this many emails have to have an exceptional reputation, and they do. Nothing I can do on a domain or in DNS can compete with this firehose of good reputation provided by Mandrill. Recommendation If I were a newbie to emailing from PW to people then I could well go through this learning curve myself. To help others I would like to suggest that perhaps wherever there is a field in PW that is responsible for sending email that one of those helpful 'Notes' be auto populated with a link to an article on on the benefits of sending email via an intermediary such as Mandrill.
Protect email from spam
Spam protect email-addresses in PW/TinyMCE
johnnydoe82 posted a topic in General SupportHi there! I'm quite new to processwire and I like it! I'm coming from Contao CMS with which I worked for years but I didn't like some of the recent directions Contao CMS went. But there are some very convenient features in Contao I miss in PW. One is email-spam-protection. Contao automatically converts email-links set in rich text editors to unicode encoded links. This may not be a hardcore spam-protection measure, but it still seems to work quite well. (see http://www.pinnacledisplays.com/unicode-converter.htm). It's not that tragic that Processwire doesn't convert mail-links into unicode out of the box, but now I'm struggling with the fact, that PW does it exacty the other way around. When I want to write unicode in the HTML-view of TinyMCE inside Processwire it's immediately converted into human- and spambot-readable code... How can I do this in Processwire? Or is there a completely different way to protect emails from being fetched from spambots in PW? Thanks in advance! Jonas