| 12:14 pm on May 1, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I have a partial idea:
I can transform via XL, CSV my email anti spam list in a SQL doc and inject it in the forum banned emails list
Now I do not have an IP listing of banned IP
Has anyone ever published such a “one size fits all” banned IP list of well know IP spammers?
| 12:35 pm on May 1, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Better that we move this thread over to the forum forum.
1. Go members only.
2. phpBB2 is very easy to modify. Here's an idea for you : edit viewtopic.php so that the "MakeClickable" function in functions.php is not called on any post by a member with, say, less than 10 posts.
3. Use your word ban list on URL's frequently spamming you. The combination of that and #2 above will at least make life very tricky for them.
4. This might surprise you, but write to the spammer. I've had excellent success doing that. Generally you get a "LOL, ok no problem" response and that will be that.
| 12:52 pm on May 1, 2005 (gmt 0)|
good ideas here
I never noticed a "forum" forum :)
| 2:48 pm on May 2, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Glad you found your way over here, Henry0!
If the spam is automated (bot spam), be sure you are doing image verification on new registrations.
| 3:12 pm on May 2, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I was rushing to use use it almost out of the box
it's my fault, so time for modif has came..I guess!
I forgot about the img auth indeed that should do fine for the bot orginated one
| 3:19 pm on May 2, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Image auth is often referred to as captcha. I'm not being a smart*ss, I just thought that you might find more ready-made phpbb software by querying Google for that term. Captchas work well to prevent comment spam on my Drupal site. There are a couple of ways to crack captchas but none of them is easy to implement. Unless your forum pages have PR10, they are a pretty reliable spam prevention.