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Offline Paul

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« on: December 08, 2010, 10:56:43 am »
Hi mate
I was told a great bit of advice on another forum and have not had 1 spambot at all.:grin:
Go to the ACP>>>users and groups
under users click on custom profile fields
next to create new field,select dropdown box>>>click create new field
in the identifaction, type antispam
click no for public display field
click display on registration screen
click required field

Field name/title presented to the user:typein Anti Spam
Field description: type in Are you a spammer or bot (If not select No)
Entries:type in Yes then underneath type in  No
click profile type options
set both the values on the next page to Yes
on the next page just ignore it and press save

you will now have this displayed on the registration page, as all phpbb forums have the same registration options spam bots are set up to cover all the fields apart from changing the drop box, so when they register the drop box will not be altered and they will keep getting refused.:grin:
As an extra precaution you can add a questions to be answered.
what i did is create myself as another user to test these out and register
you will need to change the option in user registration settings (general tab) to yes in "allow e-mail address re use" but remember to change it back to no once you are done.

If you want to check current inactive members you can use the search option at  FSpamlist - Forum Spam - Forum Ban List
It will search by either,username,isp or email address.

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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2010, 09:58:01 pm »
Hi Paul,

Thanks for your advice, friend.
It's really useful. But now we're trying to check spambots by using a confirm button, like this:



Anyone who use phpBB3 forum could add an Boolean field as his tip.
But don't worry, we'll add more features into phpBB and phpNuke to prevent spammers, spambots.



Thanks, Paul.

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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2010, 10:20:03 pm »
By the way,

I want to remind phpBB3 forums owners.
You can ban one or more e-mail addresses by using "Ban e-mails" feature at "USERS AND GROUPS" tab.

Thanks for reading.

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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2010, 05:27:44 pm »
Good Evening,
Is the 'confirmation' screen a permanent thing as it seems now that the RSS feed from my forum (http://transmissionsfromthevoid.freeforum.ca/index.php) doesnt work? Would this spambot fix have caused this?

Thanks in advance

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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2010, 08:34:37 pm »
Hi kingofmetal79,

Please follow this topic: http://www.freeforum.ca/forums/phpbb-support-forum/444043-big-issue-problem-help-please-new-post.html
It will be solved as soon as posible.

So sorry.

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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2010, 02:11:57 am »
Thanks very much for your quick response. I will have a look on the other thread.

Cheers!

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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2010, 02:39:45 am »
Quote from: kingofmetal79;536508
Thanks very much for your quick response. I will have a look on the other thread.

Cheers!
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2010, 12:23:31 pm »
Spammers  use spam bots (or spiders) to harvest personal information from sites  like newsgroups, blogs and forums which typically contain email  addresses, "mail:to" links, databases, or newsfeeds.
Use  the filtering features of your mail client which "train" the software  to block spam. In Microsoft Outlook for example, right-click on the spam  message, click "Junk Email," then choose to add the sender to your  blocked list.
Set  up a disposable email address through a free email provider like Gmail.  Never use your primary address to make purchases or register on forums,  social groups, or in chat rooms. If spam bots discover the disposable  email address, disable or delete it.


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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2010, 09:38:10 pm »
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Spammers  use spam bots (or spiders) to harvest personal information from sites  like newsgroups, blogs and forums which typically contain email  addresses, "mail:to" links, databases, or newsfeeds.
Use  the filtering features of your mail client which "train" the software  to block spam. In Microsoft Outlook for example, right-click on the spam  message, click "Junk Email," then choose to add the sender to your  blocked list.
Set  up a disposable email address through a free email provider like Gmail.  Never use your primary address to make purchases or register on forums,  social groups, or in chat rooms. If spam bots discover the disposable  email address, disable or delete it.
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Thank you,

You advice is very useful.
It's very hard to accept that your email or your forum has been attacked.
They spam everytime and everywhere. Sometime, they use your email contact list to send to your friends. It's too bad.
But I think we can use a lot of softwares and services, like Microsoft Outlook, Gmail... to protect against spam.
And we should be prevent mailware, trojan... too.

Have a nice day.

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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2010, 12:21:22 pm »
The ideal solution is very convenient for non-spam bots, you (and me) and very effective in keeping the spammers spam (porn and Viagra salesmen.) With a little JavaScript, you can for example, the code of the technical image to the user in the event that the spam does not do JavaScript. And for those few poor fools who do not have Javascript, but they are human beings (eg, lynx users, blind, paranoid) that fill the captcha.
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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2011, 09:22:51 pm »
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The ideal solution is very convenient for non-spam bots, you (and me) and very effective in keeping the spammers spam (porn and Viagra salesmen.) With a little JavaScript, you can for example, the code of the technical image to the user in the event that the spam does not do JavaScript. And for those few poor fools who do not have Javascript, but they are human beings (eg, lynx users, blind, paranoid) that fill the captcha.
Right,

Thanks for your advice.
We'll think about it more.
The war to prevent spams is still not over.

Have a nice day, amadisalano:razz: