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Need some PhpBB info please

Discussion in 'phpBB' started by hilljd00, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. #1
    Hey,

    I have a new PHP BB forum and i'm having problems with spam bots :mad: is their a way that i can mass delete accounts?
    SEMrush
    Cause theirs over a thousand :eek:grr lol and their all from similar email addresses. Is it possible to ban email addresses ending in a certain domain?

    Also is their a way to limit new accounts to certain sections of the forum till they have x amount of posts.

    Regards,
    Jon
     
    hilljd00, Mar 8, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Mobile-Monster

    Mobile-Monster Well-Known Member

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    Install Anti Spam registration Addon. Should help you reduce those stupid bots to a great extend.

    http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=570929
    http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=645075

    Yes it is possible
    Go to ACP-->Users and Group -->Ban by Email --> Use the Wildcard feature ( *.domain.tld)
    You can use Auto Groups Mod.
    http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=770205&hilit=auto+group
    And then set forum based permission based on Group.

    Best Regards,
    MM
     
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    You can also manually approve new members
     
    events, Mar 8, 2009 IP
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    hilljd00 Well-Known Member

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    Is their a way to do a mass deletion of accounts?
    Tried getting it to do email activation but it wouldnt work
     
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    Mobile-Monster Well-Known Member

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    You can mass Ban using the method i posted before. You can also mass delete users if you know how to use phpMyadmin

    Well to avoid the spam registration, the two above addons provided in my previous would surely help you keep spammers at bay.
    You can also use the inbuilt Custom Profile Field Feature to Stop automated registration to some extent.

    And to add to it you can enable "Post Queueing" as well. This would avoid all those spammy message to be posted on your forum.
    ACP > General > Post Settings > Enable queued posts.

    Best Regards,
    MM
     
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    If you have access to phpmyadmin , you can delete them quickly... if you have not used phpmyadmin before do a backup first.
     
    events, Mar 8, 2009 IP