September 7, 2011

How To Reduce Spam Emails on Zen Cart Shopping Cart Websites

Filed under: Blog Articles — Tags: , — Jeff Weissberg @ 8:31 am

Tech TipA commonly targeted weakness of zen-cart websites is spam emails being sent through the websites using the “Tell a Friend” form. If the spam emails get too frequent your site may be suspended by the hosting service and need to be reinstated. If you feel like you’ve been having the same issue, here is a way to solve the problem by allowing only “logged-in” customers to use the Tell a Friend form.

What we need to do is change one setting in the shopping cart admin panel to disallow “guest” shoppers from using the “tell a friend” form. However, registered and logged in customers will still get to use it.

This is how to make the change:

  1. Login to the shopping cart Admin panel
  2. Go to:  Configuration –> Email Options
  3. Look for “Allow Guest To Tell A Friend” and click on that row once.
  4. To the right your choices will appear. Choose “False” and click update.

This setting change should eliminate or at least drastically reduce these spam emails from being sent.

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