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Apr 26th, 2012 at 7:00pm
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Hello,

I am getting about 50-60 spam e-mail accounts attempting to register for our YaBB Bulletin Board daily!  This makes managing users almost impossible.  How can I fix this?  Please help!

Thanks,
Benjamin
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Reply #1 - Apr 26th, 2012 at 7:08pm
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Ideally, you'll want to go to BoardMod and install an anti-spam mod. I've been told that Carsten's Spamfruits is a good one.

But if you're like me, and don't know how to install mods, you can try this anti-spam hack by ggn that has been 100% effective for the YaBB forum I operate.

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Reply #2 - Apr 26th, 2012 at 7:34pm
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There's a list of the anti-spam mods here:

http://www.yabbforum.com/community/YaBB.pl?num=1321729072
  
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Reply #3 - Apr 26th, 2012 at 8:05pm
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I need to sit down and do a mod installation video.
  
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Reply #4 - Apr 26th, 2012 at 9:04pm
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westwegoman wrote on Apr 26th, 2012 at 8:05pm:
I need to sit down and do a mod installation video.

That would be a cool thing to do. Smiley
  
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Reply #5 - Apr 26th, 2012 at 9:57pm
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westwegoman wrote on Apr 26th, 2012 at 8:05pm:
I need to sit down and do a mod installation video.

Asked for something similar on carstens forum, would do it myself but do not know which software to use for video Tongue
  

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Reply #6 - Apr 26th, 2012 at 10:09pm
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depablo wrote on Apr 26th, 2012 at 9:57pm:
but do not know which software to use for video

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=free+screen+capture

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Reply #7 - Apr 26th, 2012 at 11:15pm
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Derek Barnstorm wrote on Apr 26th, 2012 at 10:09pm:
depablo wrote on Apr 26th, 2012 at 9:57pm:
but do not know which software to use for video

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=free+screen+capture

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Reply #8 - Apr 26th, 2012 at 11:22pm
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Mmmm, sarcasm. Undecided

I'm not on Windows to try them for you. The first couple listed look like they're worth a try though, like CamStudio. Like I say, I can't check them out because I'm not on Windows.
  
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Reply #9 - Apr 27th, 2012 at 1:03am
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I think it was CamStudio that I played around with earlier but had problems with file sizes and conversions. I'm going to play around with it more when I have the time.
  
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Reply #10 - Apr 27th, 2012 at 2:47am
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CamStudio is quite good.

I used it to build software product and web app 'tours'.

Good Luck
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Reply #11 - Apr 27th, 2012 at 7:42am
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Derek Barnstorm wrote on Apr 26th, 2012 at 11:22pm:
Mmmm, sarcasm. Undecided


Non intended, merely installed CamStudio after your suggestion  Sad
  

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Reply #12 - Apr 27th, 2012 at 1:58pm
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Okay, my apologies.

I don't like it myself when someone links to Google as if it's a solution, so I don't really know why I did it. I didn't know which one to recommend and I thought a couple in the results looked okay to try out.

Anyway, sorry if I was quick off the mark and didn't give you a direct answer. Embarrassed
  
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Reply #13 - Apr 27th, 2012 at 4:57pm
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Derek
Your link to Google was just fine, I had no idea how to make videos based of your PC. I really appreciated the link and don't mind doing a bit of work myself, searched a few and downloaded one to try.
  

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Reply #14 - Apr 27th, 2012 at 7:29pm
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Thanks from me, too. I appreciate the choices.  Smiley
  

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