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This support board is to be used for discussing how to use YaBB's built in spam, banning, and Guardian tools, as well as any mods that may be added to enhance functionality. The goal is to reduce the amount of advertising, flooding, and automated registrations in a YaBB forum.
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13359 validated Registrants awaiting approval! Help me Obi Wan...
Hello all,
Been searching around here for some time but can't seem to find an exact answer.
My question is, I want to delete ALL the 13359 validated Registrants awaiting approval. How do I d...

Started Jan 24th, 2013 at 9:04pm by FlangeQuimby
8 2,566 Last Post Jan 27th, 2013 at 7:34pm
By: FlangeQuimby
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Got hacked and now I am redirecting to some russian website:
on my forum
there is something going on. Today when I openend the forum I got a virus warning saying Address has been blocked htt...

Started Jan 17th, 2013 at 6:58pm by Websnail
3 891 Last Post Jan 17th, 2013 at 8:08pm
By: Dandello
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Not sure if I am in the right topic here but i just had the Stop Forum Span MOD installed and also upgraded to 2.5.2.
in the admin section of the board, Under the forum stats category, I clicked...

Started Jan 13th, 2013 at 4:14pm by dave1111
4 1,367 Last Post Jan 13th, 2013 at 5:07pm
By: dave1111
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Spam Problem with my forum
I am using Final Version of YaBB but I am facing spams with my forum . Sad What should I do for the prevention of my forum from spams.

Started Jul 18th, 2012 at 3:29pm by Mudaber Qureshi
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15 123 Last Post Jan 4th, 2013 at 4:36pm
By: Bill Myers
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Just a question
Its a multiple ~
A. How many of you have your YaBB installed in 'cgi-bin\yabb2'?
B. How much help against 'bot' registrations do you think installing YaBB's 'cgi-bin' Perl executable in a no...

Started May 16th, 2012 at 10:33pm by JonB
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21 135 Last Post Dec 22nd, 2012 at 1:17am
By: xnoddyx
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How to change letters in CAPTCHA?
Hello! I installed Yabb 2.5.2 and were a little upset that bots successfully continue to pass captcha test and post undesireable messages. I think that in my russian forum changing letters in the test...

Started Dec 11th, 2012 at 6:35am by MaxPower3000
4 2,252 Last Post Dec 11th, 2012 at 6:11pm
By: MaxPower3000
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A current list of temp email domains
I'm just posting the link as I'm sure it will be growing fast.
Remember that YaBB's e-mail domain filter does not permit '*' or '@'.

Started Oct 13th, 2012 at 3:42pm by Dandello
1 1,056 Last Post Oct 13th, 2012 at 4:07pm
By: JonB
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testing new anti-spam mod It's really 2.5AE with an new anti-spam mod.
So some testing is in order. So if people will simply register to make sure nothing else is broken...

Started Aug 10th, 2012 at 7:26pm by Dandello
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32 157 Last Post Aug 19th, 2012 at 10:06pm
By: Dandello
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revenge on the Spammers
This forum may be of intrest to some of you who are overwhelmed by spam?
It is Our old Trail riding forum, when we moved servers the forum was left open as a "spam Trap" by the old administrator....

Started Mar 29th, 2012 at 11:56am by trekwebmaster
11 100 Last Post Aug 10th, 2012 at 4:18pm
By: Dandello
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New forum admin, no YaBB experience. Advice please
We're having a HUGE issue with spam. It's all but shut down this forums, and I've offered to clean it up. Problem is, I want to do this without destroying the board.
We're using 2.1, and would lo...

Started Aug 3rd, 2012 at 12:31pm by Nanda
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18 103 Last Post Aug 6th, 2012 at 5:24am
By: westwegoman - Ex Member
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Everyone's Logo
This should be every YaBBers Logo  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

Started Jul 13th, 2012 at 1:45pm by Derek Bullock (Ex Member)
1 28 Last Post Jul 13th, 2012 at 2:22pm
By: Bill Myers
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Registration problem
[size=14]Hi everyone-can anybody help one of the admins on our site register here?She has been trying to get in for some time and for some reason cannot.
If I pm her email/user name to one of ...


Started Jun 30th, 2012 at 6:54am by taxineil
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32 225 Last Post Jul 9th, 2012 at 8:50am
By: Bill Myers
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Attention Spammers Redux
You don't say which version of YaBB you're running. First - make sure you have the recommended anti-spam mods running, the stopforumspam mod being the first - that automatically disallows anyone alrea...

Started Dec 9th, 2011 at 3:50pm by Dandello
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44 540 Last Post May 19th, 2012 at 5:29pm
By: Bill Myers
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Forum Spam - Our Solution
Hello all,
With forum spam reaching higher and higher levels, many YaBB forum administrators are having to spend more time dealing with the problem. I would estimate that attempted spam on our fo...

Started Nov 4th, 2011 at 10:33am by AndyInSpain
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36 176 Last Post Apr 19th, 2012 at 3:25pm
By: Bill Myers
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This bot won't go away!
I recently had a bot sign up on my forums under the name DLSteven (not sure if the name is relevant or not)
I was unable to do anything with this bot. I could not reject or deny it's application ...

Started Apr 13th, 2012 at 2:57pm by ASoG
4 1,887 Last Post Apr 13th, 2012 at 6:26pm
By: Bill Myers
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Fake Users Already?
Hi, we have not yet exposed the board to the public, nor to the search engines and our board it is only accessable via our member-only area of a new community just started this weekend.
Yet we ar...

Started Mar 22nd, 2012 at 9:25pm by UVT
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25 515 Last Post Apr 9th, 2012 at 5:18pm
By: Bill Myers
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Hello spammers. And good-bye once again!
JonB has already swatted away all of the most recent spam. áSmiley
In support of that, I've swatted away the spam reference I had quoted below.
It's pretty much made my ...

Oh yeah, here we go again multipl...
JonB, since

Started Apr 6th, 2012 at 10:02am by Bill Myers
0 1,145 Last Post Apr 6th, 2012 at 10:02am
By: Bill Myers
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That would have to be a "Corey" Decision -
This community support forum for YaBB should rarely have spam posts, if everAngry
So unless I'm missing someone, we have Corey, and we have JonB. You two can't be on 24/7, so for goodness sakes,...

Started Mar 31st, 2012 at 9:05am by Bill Myers
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24 117 Last Post Apr 4th, 2012 at 6:03pm
By: Bill Myers
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Spamfruits link
I wanted to check out spamfruits as mentioned in this post:
But the link is broken, this may only be temporary but does anyone have anoth...

Started Mar 29th, 2012 at 11:16am by WebMe
11 1,485 Last Post Apr 3rd, 2012 at 2:00am
By: Derek Barnstorm
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Unwanted Guests and Pre-registrations
I have a registration system (programmed by my daughter) that requires "Pre-Registration" (they fill out a registration form and must email it to us so we can verify email address, etc). The filter wo...

Started Mar 25th, 2012 at 8:35pm by Normpo
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15 5,377 Last Post Mar 29th, 2012 at 5:33am
By: Bill Myers
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It may just be a token effort ...
but no one else 'large' seems to be on this mission.
Props to MS...

Started Mar 26th, 2012 at 9:31am by JonB
10 49 Last Post Mar 29th, 2012 at 3:56am
By: Derek Barnstorm
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Project HoneyPot
I keep seeing this site while checking IP addresses.
I finally signed on with it and am testing it out.
Does anyone else use this service or have info about it?
Project Honeypot

Started Mar 23rd, 2012 at 12:25pm by BloodyRue
2 1,254 Last Post Mar 23rd, 2012 at 8:54pm
By: BloodyRue
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Best way to clean out (thousands) of fake members?
I am attempting to clean out the 13k fake auto-registered members that got into my site before i disabled registration... Given that there are so many, I am looking for a way to just wipe out all memb...

Started Mar 22nd, 2012 at 4:53pm by bikenm
1 927 Last Post Mar 22nd, 2012 at 5:53pm
By: Bill Myers
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I am not prejudice but...
How would I go about banning all of China?
I see nothing but spammers from that country.
Is there an enviroment or ip setting that takes out the entire country?

Started Mar 1st, 2012 at 3:27pm by BloodyRue
2 1,289 Last Post Mar 19th, 2012 at 10:27am
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PMs from Ex-Members
Members on our forum are getting spammed with private messages from ex-members.  As an admin I received three yesterday.  How are ex-members able to do this and how do I remedy the problem?

Started Nov 17th, 2011 at 2:09pm by corvettec3
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By: xnoddyx
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Re: Superb over the ugg boots outlet
A spammer was given a membership? What's up with that? áRoll Eyes
Please delete my post when you delete the spammer's post (plus the other spammer posts that were made).

Started Feb 20th, 2012 at 4:55am by Bill Myers
10 6,180 Last Post Feb 21st, 2012 at 6:27pm
By: Bill Myers
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Unerving Messages in Registration Log
I run a private alumnae forum where all member applications must be approved by admin. Naturally that doesn't stop the bots from sniffing around á- á20 or so per day in error log - but there's only o...

Started Jan 26th, 2012 at 3:14pm by jon666
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16 100 Last Post Feb 15th, 2012 at 1:30am
By: Bill Myers
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anti-spam help - ip blocking, advice
having trouble with folks registerng for no reason, making no posts.
maybe 100 per days.
i delete, but time consuming.
how can i block WHOLE entire IP bl...

Started Feb 7th, 2012 at 6:12am by Rad_one
11 122 Last Post Feb 8th, 2012 at 11:06pm
By: Bill Myers
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Had to Take Our Register Button Away
[color=#333333]Well, it's great and sad at the same time. About 60 days ago I threw my hands up in the air because I just couldn't keep up with the hackers & spammers (we had 3 different groups, th...

Started Jan 18th, 2012 at 4:15am by BigDon
1 1,707 Last Post Jan 18th, 2012 at 7:22am
By: Bill Myers
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List of PURE Server/Hosting Networks to block
[color=#000000]I have extracted a list of IPA networks that are purely for hosting companies or similar networks, and thus servers.
Please ADD YOUR LIST of such networks to this thread. PLEASE [highl...|/color]
Personally, I do not see a reason for

Started Dec 21st, 2011 at 8:58pm by
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By: Jet Li
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