Movable Type & Server Errors



I use Movable Type for my blog. I often check my Dreamhost site stats, and have been seeing an error message that I don’t understand. I don’t know if it has to do with Movable Type or with Dreamhost.

The error shows up under “Failure Report” in my stats, and is:
1: /blog/mailto&

Just today, another error showed up, listed as:
1: /cgi-bin/formmail.cgi

How do I find out what these errors mean? I have no idea where to start troubleshooting. Things seem to be working fine on my site; I can’t find any errors when posting entries or entering comments on my blog.

Any suggestions?


This is probably completely unrelated to Moveable Type, but rather someone trying to exploit a form-mail script that may or may not exist under your account.

Here’s some more info:

Unless you have a copy of Matt’s script installed under your account, you can safely ignore these messages.

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