May 30, 2017, midnight
By : Eric A. Scuccimarra
This morning I wake up to emails saying that our Mailgun account has been disabled due to high volumes of email and high volumes of bounces. The logs indicate that way more emails have been sent than we had visitors. Emails are only sent as the result of a user clicking a link on the site, so I have no idea how this is possible.
After a few hours of investigation, it turns out Googlebot was crawling our site and kept following links and buttons that send emails. To prevent this from happening again I took a couple different precautions:
Hopefully that will prevent this sort of thing from happening again.
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