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Post by jonrms June 9th 2024, 10:23 am

My forum has suddently become a hotspot for Daily spammers.

I have done all I can to keep it off my forum but this is frustrating. Is there any suggestions.

https://preciousmetalforum.forumotion.com/

I will start deleting and banning the spammer now. but argh.



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Solved Re: Spam help SOS.

Post by Razor12345 June 9th 2024, 10:52 am

Good afternoon!

Unfortunately, there is no universal defense against spammers.
If spammers start bothering you - you can temporarily make it harder to register on your forum, for example, by manually activating accounts by the administration.
As a rule, most spammers will not come to your forum again. They need to make a post here and now.

You can also increase the time between posting: AP - General - Security - Flood control.


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Solved Re: Spam help SOS.

Post by jonrms June 9th 2024, 11:11 am

Razor12345 wrote:Good afternoon!

Unfortunately, there is no universal defense against spammers.
If spammers start bothering you - you can temporarily make it harder to register on your forum, for example, by manually activating accounts by the administration.
As a rule, most spammers will not come to your forum again. They need to make a post here and now.

You can also increase the time between posting: AP - General - Security - Flood control.

Thank you and Good Morning,

I have already tried that, I have flood control set for 10 seconds to make it easier for users, but I might increase that.
Here is a screen shot of the type of content I am getting. All drug related and from Africa. From what the IP address states.
I am curious to know if there is a way to get a post approved before posting. So if a new member joins the first post must be approved by Admin. I have other security set up where they need X amount of posts before they can post a PM to anyone. I dealt with that issue a year or so ago. Not had any problems since then, but now yikes.

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Post by skouliki June 9th 2024, 11:48 am

Hello

You can also ban the email and the ip through the admin panel

The idea about approval has been suggested 2-3 times , i think its a nice idea https://help.forumotion.com/t25989p90-moderate-each-post?highlight=apporved+post
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Post by jonrms June 10th 2024, 11:23 am

@skouliki

I have been doing that, I deleted 2 accounts after banning the IP and Email... But left one account with open that is banned both IP and email

I noticed in the past there was security but that had issues. I seen the Godfather's post about it... where security thought new members were spam.

So besides the above banning ... has security improved or is there something I can look into buying to add onto the forum? If not I get it and we can close this thread. Thank you though for helping.
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Post by skouliki June 10th 2024, 11:43 am

I am afraid that's all we can do
personally, to avoid this in my forum i set the option that the admin has to activate all new accounts
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Solved Re: Spam help SOS.

Post by Ape June 10th 2024, 3:53 pm

Problem solved & topic archived.
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