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Discussion in 'phpBB' started by siraxi, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. chopsticks

    chopsticks Active Member

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    #21
    Yeh, someone is probably just sending from your email address. More than likely nothing to do with your phpBB forum.
    SEMrush
     
    chopsticks, Jan 21, 2007 IP
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  2. MattKNC

    MattKNC Peon

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    #22
    Yes, it appears that some of your members are spamming other members.

    Go to your Administrative panel and do the following:
    Locate General Admin
    Select Configuration
    Go to User email via board - check disabled to prevent members from emailing each other. Allow them to send privates messages, but not emails.

    That should eliminate the problem.
     
    MattKNC, Jan 24, 2007 IP
  3. Maysa

    Maysa Peon

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    #23
    Contextual Confirmation is great! Lol...
     
    Maysa, Jan 29, 2007 IP
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    Scolls Guest

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    #24
    This is now obsolete, believe it or not! A forum of mine (www.massdebation.com) was recently overrun by spam bots, who got past the visual confirmation. I've subsequently installed the "Anti Bot Registration" mod upon recommendation by one of my members (also a forum owner), and so far so good! It also adds a question to guest posters if you've got that turned on, which I'd naturally had turned off. I'm trying it now on one forum to see how well it works, but I don't expect there to be any problems.
     
    Scolls, Jan 29, 2007 IP
  5. damnian

    damnian Peon

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    #25
    Did anybody see the Spamper thread on phpBBhacks.com?

    The author claims that if used by many boards, it could eliminate memberlist spam altogether.
     
    damnian, Mar 5, 2007 IP
  6. olpa

    olpa Guest

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    #26
    The idea of Spamper was very, very bad. Aggressive fighting (DDOS attacks) is:

    * illegal (I think),
    * self-suicide for unexperienced fighters.

    It seems Spamper's messages are deleted both on phpbb.com and phpbbhacks.com forums.
     
    olpa, Mar 5, 2007 IP
  7. ryukenden

    ryukenden Well-Known Member

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    #27
    I also got similar problem and got spam accounts with unreadable letters topics. I am now starting a smf forum and let see whether these spam bots could come.
     
    ryukenden, Mar 9, 2007 IP
  8. dojo

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    #28
    There are some hacks that can be installed and will stop the spam. On phpBB.com there were some topics with a list of nice hacks that would kinda cool down these spambots.

    The problem is that all scripts are now targeted. I have a huge influx of spammers even on my VB forum and the only good thing is that I have a hack installed that makes it impossible for a new member to post images and links if not having 5 messages posted. I see them register and try to post, but cannot do this. Then i just delete them. Now I need to find a way to stop them from registering at all
     
    dojo, Mar 11, 2007 IP
  9. damnian

    damnian Peon

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    #29
    So I guess nobody wants to defeat spam. Maybe you enjoy fighting it?
     
    damnian, Mar 12, 2007 IP
  10. yfs1

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    #30
    What in the world does that mean?
     
    yfs1, Mar 12, 2007 IP
  11. damnian

    damnian Peon

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    #31
    Now that somebody seems to have finally come up with a solution, all I hear is "but I already reduced spam with those ten hacks I constantly customize, and those ten registrations a day that I still get, well, I just delete them manually."

    Does this sound right?
     
    damnian, Mar 12, 2007 IP
  12. daniel-s

    daniel-s Peon

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    #32
    captcha module can be hacked very easy.
     
    daniel-s, Mar 14, 2007 IP
  13. seolion

    seolion Active Member

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    #33
    In PHPBB, you can do following things to 'reduce' spam .

    1. Disable guest posting
    2. Enable user verification (Verification mail sent to them, usually spammers/bots dont use proper email id's. Without verification they cant post).
    3. Increase time between posts
    4. Use MODs like cspam which will add nofollow to outbound links
    5. Add word censors
    6. Take some time everyday to moderate, ban spammers. Add their IP's to ban list
     
    seolion, Mar 14, 2007 IP
  14. damnian

    damnian Peon

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    #34
    Usually is the keyword here. There already are quite a few bots that do.

    How exactly does that stop spambots?

    V14GR4? TR4M4D0L?

    Ever heard of dynamic IPs?

    Nearly perfect. Better yet, shut down your board. 100% proof solution!
     
    damnian, Mar 15, 2007 IP
  15. seolion

    seolion Active Member

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    #35
    You didn't get the sarcasm in my post..

    Read it again.. keeping in mind of the bolded word. :p
     
    seolion, Mar 16, 2007 IP
  16. jim

    jim Well-Known Member

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    #36
    I've found that deleting the spammers is much easier with a userlist for the admin panel installed. Stopping them from even registering would be better but they are pretty determined...
     
    jim, Mar 18, 2007 IP
  17. damnian

    damnian Peon

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    #37
    Indeed.

    I managed to stop all spam registrations with Spamper. I'll be blogging about this.
     
    damnian, Mar 18, 2007 IP
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    Hobbit2 Active Member

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    #38
    Damnian, please post a link to your blog when you're done.

    Lately there has been spammers who post about 20 topics. Can't they just spam all their links in one topic? That makes it much easier deleting it.
     
    Hobbit2, Mar 18, 2007 IP
  19. damnian

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    #39
    http://blog.phpbb.cc/2007/03/19/spamper-followup/
     
    damnian, Mar 19, 2007 IP
  20. jim

    jim Well-Known Member

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    #40
    What mod are people using for word censors? The regular censor doesn't actually block posts - it just changes the word.
     
    jim, Mar 31, 2007 IP