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Re: Still perplexed on "spamming" issues.
Reply #5 - Oct 11th, 2011 at 11:49am
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Thanks man...I did all but one of that list.   Lets see what happen.


The only thing i couldn't find was the "pre-registration" setting.

Can you tell me where is it?
  
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Reply #4 - Oct 11th, 2011 at 11:43am
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I just got this error, but the forum spammer mod has been working fine before this one:

Could not find YaBB.xml in ./ at ./Sources/Register.pl line 584
  

   
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Re: Still perplexed on "spamming" issues.
Reply #3 - Oct 10th, 2011 at 10:02pm
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If there's a new robot beating the 2.5 captcha it hasn't hit my boards.

for the rest:
  1. set the validation image to a higher number of figures and more complex figures than the default - like 8 figures with caps.
  2. block the known spam email domains under Antispam Settings -> Email Domain Filter
  3. add the Anti-spam mod (http://www.boardmod.org/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1315522544
  4. use 'pre-registration by email and admin approval of all registrations'
  5. under Antispam Settings - put the minimum number of posts before links and images allowed in messages and in signatures to at something a lot higher than 0.


At least this way, you won't be deleting them from your board, just from your registration log.

This method has taken me from 10 spam registration attempts a day to one a week. And new members can still get through - assuming their 'reason for registering' is not random garbage,
  

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Reply #2 - Oct 10th, 2011 at 11:12am
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Is there a new  robot that beat the captcha feature of YABB 2.5 AE???


I've deleten new members from my forum (more than 3 daily) for the past 3 months.

Is there aother option like the one i use in every other site i create:   captcha [dot]  net ???

Please advice.

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Re: Still perplexed on "spamming" issues.
Reply #1 - Oct 8th, 2011 at 3:04pm
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Well, first, banning and blocking are two different things. The email domains are 'blocked' under Security Center->Antispam Settings
For the rest - when you banned all those IPs under 'Ban Members' you banned EVERYBODY's IPs

So - unban the IPs then put the email domains you want to block in the Antispam list - just the email domains (second text box) - ie: 123.com, etc.

The current email addresses you have banned should stay banned.
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Oct 8th, 2011 at 4:10am
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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 and a whole lot more.
I went and added all these IP's and emails to the "banned" list but they still show up everysingle day.
So I switched the new registered to "must have admin approval". Now no one can post, not even me!
I removed that to what it was before to "open registraion" and still no on else can post.
What, where do i look and what, where do I "check or click" to allow people to post? I am really getting pissed off at this and all "simple to understand English" comments are welcome.
  
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