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Jan 29th, 2011 at 3:58pm
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I have a question regarding the Guardian.

In which section should I paste spammer lists. Also, is it best to use a spammer's IP, user name or email account name?

I would get updated lists from
http://www.stopforumspam.com/

I ask this question because my closed forum gets a great many attempts in the Error Log though none have so far got through (so far as I know).

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Re: Guardian
Reply #1 - Jan 29th, 2011 at 5:01pm
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jon666 wrote on Jan 29th, 2011 at 3:58pm:
In which section should I paste spammer lists. Also, is it best to use a spammer's IP, user name or email account name?

 Well in Guardian you can block IP's, which can be a specific user, an entire ISP or entire country.  In Anti Spam settings you can block an entire Email server (good for repeated Spam attacks), In Ban Members you can block by Username (not effective for Banning, just keeps user account from being used), a specific individual's email address (not effective for Banning, but requires a different user email address) and by IP an effective Ban (but using a proxie can get a user by).
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Reply #2 - Jan 30th, 2011 at 7:22pm
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Sorry I didn't make myself clear. Will try again. I have never really been able to figure out the Guardian and can find no detailed codex or other help on it.

In which  s e c t i o n  would it be most effective to  paste spammer lists - Global and Server Settings, Proxy Blocking, or Harvester Blocking

Also, is it best to use a spammer's IP, user name or email account name?

I would get updated lists from
http://www.stopforumspam.com/

I ask this question because my closed forum gets a great many attempts in the Error Log though none have so far got through (so far as I know).

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Reply #3 - Jan 30th, 2011 at 8:50pm
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   I seem to have understood .... and you ?
jon666 wrote on Jan 30th, 2011 at 7:22pm:
In which  s e c t i o n  would it be most effective to  paste spammer lists -

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and by IP an effective Ban

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Well in Guardian you can block IP's, which can be a specific user, an entire ISP or entire country.


 So what is hard to understand ?  Guardian > Global and Server Settings !
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Reply #4 - Feb 2nd, 2011 at 1:26am
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I agree, the IP address is the best way to block, as it is the hardest to change. Usually spam is send from infected computers. Once you ban one, the spammer needs to find another computer. Of cause, this does not really help with ISPs which assign dynamic addresses. There is no real protection for this, temporary banning a whole IP range might help there.
  

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Reply #5 - Feb 8th, 2011 at 2:59pm
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In the total absence of any clear instructions anywhere regarding the Guardian - I continue experimenting in a hit and miss fashion.

Have so far been pretty successful especially banning whole countries. May have screwed up however in checking "deny access through proxy servers" whose function I'm not clever enough to grasp despite much googling on the topic.

This has prompted several messages in the Error Log and emails titled "Proxy Access Abuse Detected!" in my admin Squirrel Mail. When I check the IP's from the error log and  the emails none are blacklisted. Also the referrer appears to be my site. I use a home page which links to the YaBB.pl script.

As I've had no new members apply since activating this option, am wondering if I'm blocking them.
  
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Reply #6 - Feb 8th, 2011 at 5:22pm
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jon666 wrote on Feb 8th, 2011 at 2:59pm:
In the total absence of any clear instructions anywhere regarding the Guardian


See the YaBB Codex Board - Guardian, Spam & Censor Settings
  http://www.yabbforum.com/codex/YaBB.pl?board=guard
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