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Danny Crow
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Username: Ajcrowdy

Post Number: 1
Registered: 05-2009
Posted on Friday, May 08, 2009 - 10:03 am:   

Hi im currently using the trial of nowsms, woke up this morning and noticed 22,000 sms in the queue all sent to the same recipient in the way of a sms flood, im using a GSM modem connected to pc. Is there a way to prevent this with now sms? Thanks
Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 753
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Friday, May 08, 2009 - 12:39 pm:   

Hi Danny,

I don't know enough about your configuration ... but my question would be ... what is generating those messages?

NowSMS doesn't generate messages ... something has to submit them.

Putting quotas on user accounts that connect to NowSMS (and daily/monthly limits) can help prevent problems.

Also, the e-mail alert function does have support for notifications when a queue size exceeds a configured threshold ... that can be real handy for notifying of a major problem.

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Des
NowSMS Support
Danny Crow
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Username: Ajcrowdy

Post Number: 2
Registered: 05-2009
Posted on Friday, May 08, 2009 - 06:45 pm:   

Hi Des its a person going to my sms sending page and purposely re-loading the page after they get the sent confirmation this results in alot of sms being sent to the same person! This is being done to flood a persons inbox on their mobile with sms (depending on how many times they reload the page). Is this something that can be controlled within the programme directly (only allowing an sms to be sent every 30 seconds or similar?) or preventing the same message being sent over and over again, or is this something i should control in the way of html/php coding? Thanks again
Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 759
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Monday, May 11, 2009 - 12:57 pm:   

Hi Danny,

I'd have to suggest putting quotas on accounts.

You can put a hard quota on the number of messages allowed, and there are also daily and monthly limits (no hourly or per minute limits).

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Des
NowSMS Support
Bipin Chandra
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Username: Xbipin

Post Number: 6
Registered: 05-2009
Posted on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 11:39 am:   

u could simply code the php such a way to send the confirmation only once and flag such a value in mysql or something that indicates a confirmation code already being sent

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