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Solved New users with suspicious emails

Post by supermario641996 on February 17th 2016, 9:52 pm

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Forum version : #PunBB
Position : Administrator
Concerned browser(s) : Google Chrome
Screenshot of problem : https://i84.servimg.com/u/f84/15/81/26/39/3agtcl10.png
Who the problem concerns : All members
When the problem appeared : Just replaced the chat with another a few days earlier do to scam bot and edited some elements in the CSS.
Forum link : http://augustine.forumotion.com/

Description of problem

So first off, I do not have access to the founder. He abandoned the Forum years ago. I've just been keeping up with it making sure it's safe and presentable to the little users and visitors we do have.

Today I logged on the forum to find a few new users as shown in the screenshot. I marked out the first part of the emails just encase they are just plain normal users. The first red flag is that the forum has been inactive meaning that an admin like myself can only activate users. It said so in the CP. The second red flag is that only a few users have been signing up a month. The third red flag is that each email uses an email that would be unlikely used and are all the same except the last. I'm wondering if I should be worried about these suspicious emails and if it's at all possible to block sign up with emails ending with ".top". I've been keeping the forum safe for the few users who stop by to this dying forum. (The forum used to have some popularity and has files related to the forum linked in posts. Users and guests come to visit to download these files. I am worried for their security and safety.)

[EDIT] I checked the CP and the message about admins only activating accounts has gone. This may have been caused by some conversations with a user I had. I do have it set to user activation to make sure bots stay away.


Last edited by supermario641996 on February 17th 2016, 10:09 pm; edited 1 time in total

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Solved Re: New users with suspicious emails

Post by brandon_g on February 17th 2016, 9:59 pm

Hello,

I have just actually replied to another topic with regards to banning @.top email addresses. Read my reply in this topic: http://help.forumotion.com/t145962-bogus-registration-requests .

It explains how to ban a email address/email address ending.

-Brandon


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Solved Re: New users with suspicious emails

Post by supermario641996 on February 17th 2016, 10:09 pm

Bah I totally saw that title too and didn't think anything of it >.< Thanks Brandon.

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Solved Re: New users with suspicious emails

Post by Sir Chivas™ on February 17th 2016, 10:11 pm

Topic solved and archived



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