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Spam and Hacking on Church Social Media


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Our church email is over-run with spam receiving about 1,200 hits each day. In addition someone has figured out how to add names to our contact list. The list which should have a couple of hundred names has about 12,000. Is there somewhere to go to eliminate all of this? Thank you.
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Depends on your email system. For one thing if you have a web page, don't put the email on it so people can get it and spam you. Change your email is number 2. Change your password is number one.

Make sure the person that is running the email is not clicking on any of the links in spam. Especially from that highly respected church member that is sending requests for help when they are stuck in Ireland or some other place.

Other then that I can not help.
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Thanks. We didn't even know where to start.
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Thanks. We didn't even know where to start.
Ask one of the kids in the youth group.
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Ask whoever hosts the website.
There's a strong a bot, or worse, has found its way into your system.
Sometimes it's as easy as re-publishing your website.
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