The forum of the forums
Welcome to the Official Support Forum of Forumotion!

To take full advantage of everything offered by our forum, please log in if you are already a member, or join our community if you've not yet.

Create a free forum like this one.

Spammers and trolls

Go down

Spammers and trolls

Post by TehIsaac on December 15th 2010, 9:37 pm

Right, my forum has been attacked by a really persistent spammer (more accurately a "troll", but that's internet speak). I've noticed he/she's using a spam mail service called "mailinator" that changes his/her e-mail address every few minutes, allowing them to create massive amounts of accounts, which he/she then use to spam my forum. Is there a way to block registrations that use e-mails from certain providers (In this case, it has a few domains, primarily And if there isn't, it really should be added.

Thank you.

Edit: I forgot to mention he/she is using a proxy, so IP banning won't work.

New Member

Posts : 4
Reputation : 0
Language : English

Back to top Go down

Re: Spammers and trolls

Post by Maki1 on December 15th 2010, 10:59 pm

I don't think there is something you can do about it but try this => A-CP => Users & Groups => Users >> Users options >> New accounts activation: by Admin and save.

See if that helps.

Male Posts : 2529
Reputation : 442
Language : English »» CSS Stylesheet
Location : The » Support » forum » Section! • No support by PM If you need custom theme please contact me!

Back to top Go down

Re: Spammers and trolls

Post by patiogardener on December 16th 2010, 12:35 am

You could also try banning the addresses. Go to your Admin Panel>Advanced>Users & Groups>User>Ban Control>Users>Ban email address>type * into the little window. Click Add.

Hopefully that will help to keep any emails using that address from registering. Repeat for other addresses using an * as a joker.

Female Posts : 351
Reputation : 70
Language : English
Location : Australia

Back to top Go down

Re: Spammers and trolls

Post by Jophy on December 16th 2010, 5:03 am

I suggest you to keep banning him and also ban his e-mail as the members suggested above, add more moderators if possible to keep the forum clean.

Male Posts : 17924
Reputation : 835
Language : English
Location : Somewhere

Back to top Go down

Back to top

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum