On one of my PHPlists I have a massive attack from somewhere in Russia, it seems trying to register false Gmail and dot ru extension. When the orbit registers these emails, the system would send a mail to the “user” to confirm, which then bounce.
I then checked the log files and had 860 223 bounces from various of these fake addresses. I then tried to see the IP’s on my system and tried to block them in Cpanel but without success. It just kept on coming. I implemented a captcha and now gets the following message: captcha verification failure: for example loooda2010@gmail .com
My system has now been blacklisted as a spammer, and I am out of option since I cannot communicate important messages to my clients. I cleaned out the logfiles two days ago and have another 65 653 events with simular fake addresses.
I am desperate since I have blocked robots through my robots.text file but that does not seem to help. I do not know if I should make a clean install and see if that would resolve the problem.
Any help would be appreciated…