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I start getting medication spam (well, medications now but I know the rest should soon knock at the door) on a site products support board
I am now playing with banning IPs and emails
However it is like a band-aid on a wooden leg
Any prevention method (phpBB2 forum)
Thanks to share your experience
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?
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.