Anti Spam Anti Spam
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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Easy Anti-spam Technique
I'm working on another anti-spam mod at the minute which will use three very simple techniques which should be fairly successful at stopping spambots, so I thought I'd share one of them here with you ...

Started Jan 11th, 2012 at 3:23am by Derek Barnstorm
6 1,850 Last Post Jan 11th, 2012 at 4:57pm
By: Derek Barnstorm
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Anti Spam Question - What to edit in the files.
I downloaded the Anti Spam Question mod but am having problems ... it came with a video I can't play and I can't find the instructions on how to edit the files I need to edit to set it up ....
I ...

Started Jan 5th, 2012 at 12:13am by SharonH
3 1,069 Last Post Jan 5th, 2012 at 12:23am
By: Derek Barnstorm
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Blocking spiderbots from profile pages
In my robots.txt I had:
[CODE]
And this has done an adequate job of keeping spiders out of my scripts. But now I'd like to allow Google and the others to spider the forum but ignore the profile pages - ...

Started Sep 8th, 2011 at 10:51pm by Dandello
9 9,024 Last Post Dec 22nd, 2011 at 2:16pm
By: JonB
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how to modify YaBB files using BoardMod
Anyone help me to know how can i Modify YaBB files using BoardMod ???? i want to add this mod in my YaBB forum but i dont know how can i do this. i am running indiancarz and getting lots of spam users...

Started Dec 19th, 2011 at 8:54pm by sachin
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By: sachin
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Still perplexed on "spamming" issues.
I was being "spammed" with false registered members from all sorts of emails like gmail, hotmail, yahoo, and a lot more. The ones that hit the most are 163.com, 126.com, tom.com, urmail.com yeah.net a...

Started Oct 8th, 2011 at 4:10am by Jeff Walters
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65 19,262 Last Post Dec 11th, 2011 at 11:51pm
By: Bill Myers
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Ok, what were they trying to do here?
Got a spammer doing this:
[CODE]
What  in the world are they doing there? I Ip denied their entire block.

Started Dec 9th, 2011 at 2:56pm by BloodyRue
7 3,123 Last Post Dec 10th, 2011 at 4:13pm
By: Dandello
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Pre-registration - bulk delete
Yabb 2.2.1
I had so much spam I switched to admin authorized registration.
I have over 1200 awaiting approval (validated Registrants awaiting approval.)
Is there an easy way to delete t...

Started Dec 4th, 2011 at 7:06pm by Jonnny
3 2,108 Last Post Dec 8th, 2011 at 7:44pm
By: Jonnny
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Problems with SpamFruit
Hello All:
This is my first mod and I have read the FAQ regarding BoardMod; but, am still having problems. I am running YaBB2.4.  After running BoardMod, the main programme tells me it is succesf...

Started Dec 7th, 2011 at 4:57pm by greydane
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2 1,005 Last Post Dec 7th, 2011 at 10:21pm
By: greydane
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So many FAKE registers!
I was thinking but I can't do it (not think make the changes).
Why can't someone make the registeration captcha that it's not just one captcha but a number of them, you choose how many you want ...

Started Nov 19th, 2011 at 3:16pm by campage1
10 2,616 Last Post Dec 7th, 2011 at 5:50am
By: JonB
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Spam posts - Re: Dreamscape Warriors
satsuke1 wrote on Dec 6th, 2011 at 4:28am:
Thanks for sharing. A new learning for me. Thank you.

Of all YaBB forums, spammers are able to post here? I'm surprised.

Hint
: Check out this explanation in Wikipedia.
To the YaBB moderators, please feel free to delete th...

Started Dec 6th, 2011 at 5:58am by Bill Myers
2 1,002 Last Post Dec 7th, 2011 at 12:08am
By: Bill Myers
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SpamFruits Installation
Hello:
I'm new to YABB and am running 2.4. áHow exactly do you install the subject program. áI looked at BoardMod but it appears to only support up to YABB 2.3. áI have done some searching, but ...

Started Dec 5th, 2011 at 9:57pm by greydane
3 1,109 Last Post Dec 6th, 2011 at 10:59pm
By: greydane
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Best anti-spam practices
This is a topic stub for you to tell us what has worked for your YaBB forums - try to cover the whole thing you do - and tell us what has worked and what didn't (no troublehsooting or problems posts h...

Started Dec 5th, 2011 at 10:41pm by JonB
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By: JonB
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Domain Blocking in 2.3.1.
Hi, am I being thick here? I want to block some domain emails (163.com, etc) do I simply put *@163.com in the ban email text box?
I've read elsewhere that I should just put 163.com in the  domai...

Started Oct 23rd, 2011 at 10:34am by jfk
5 1,717 Last Post Dec 5th, 2011 at 4:10pm
By: JonB
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Spam pms from ex members
I followed a number of helpful recommendations by  some helpful bods here to stop the spamming nd this has been a success so, firstly I just want to say a huge THANK YOU!!!
My problem now, is tha...

Started Nov 20th, 2011 at 8:52am by UTT
4 1,417 Last Post Dec 5th, 2011 at 4:10pm
By: JonB
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.htaccess and Guardian
Because my forum is locally focused I use .htaccess to ALLOW only U.S. ip's, to cut down on the spam kings of Russia and China and the like.
However; if I allow Guardian to add ip's banned becaus...

Started Nov 20th, 2011 at 3:19pm by TannerLynd
8 2,238 Last Post Dec 5th, 2011 at 4:10pm
By: JonB
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Confused by Antispam Language
Can somebody explain what this really means. It's found in the Email Domain Filter in Security Center > Antispam Settings:
Mandatory Email Domains
Enter the Email domains that will...

It appears to

Started Nov 25th, 2011 at 11:24pm by jon666
4 1,263 Last Post Dec 5th, 2011 at 4:10pm
By: JonB
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validated Registrants awaiting approval
I deleted some spammers in the registeration.log file, because of an error, now it keeps saying...
There are 13 validated Registrants awaiting approval.
But there are none. Hows can I clear ...

Started Nov 28th, 2011 at 10:48pm by forumguy99
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9 2,125 Last Post Dec 5th, 2011 at 4:10pm
By: JonB
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Anti-spam request/suggestions
It would be relatively simple to add another line to the far right column of the pre-registration log that says "Immediately Reject and Ban Email Address" . áI would also like to see a mechanism by wh...

Started Nov 18th, 2011 at 8:47pm by Elixir by Elan
3 1,380 Last Post Nov 19th, 2011 at 12:43pm
By: Plymouth Expat
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