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I've received a spam message here

Postby albo » Fri May 08, 2009 9:12 pm

FYI I received a notification of a posting of a private message from userid "profilicus" containing linkable text "Important to read" which, upon clicking, leads to a Viagra ad. "profilicus" is shown to have joined on April 29. I don't know whether this is common.
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Re: I've received a spam message here

Postby ddyment » Fri May 08, 2009 10:46 pm

I received one of these as well.
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Re: I've received a spam message here

Postby DianeD » Sat May 09, 2009 12:48 am

I just received one also.
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Re: I've received a spam message here

Postby Karlis » Sat May 09, 2009 9:36 pm

Spammer deleted + IP address banned.

Nowadays they will go ridiculous lengths just to do their evil thing.
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Re: I've received a spam message here

Postby websquad » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:18 pm

I got one also. Left it in my private message box so you can snag the IP address and blacklist it.

Thanks !!
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Re: I've received a spam message here

Postby Mr_Fawlty » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:14 pm

I just got one from gensurik which links to a weird spam bot site where you put a code into a form but never goes anywhere:

gensurik wrote:Read new rules
"Don't Mention The War!
I Mentioned It Once, But I Think I Got Away With It...!"
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phpBB Anti-Spam Features

Postby websquad » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:02 pm

I see that phpBB has a number of anti-spam features ....

http://www.phpbb.com/about/features/

Have you given thought to implementing any of those? Some are added by version 3, which, if I read the source code for this particular page correctly, you appear to be using.
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Re: I've received a spam message here

Postby Karlis » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:51 pm

They strike again. I'll try to figure out how to bounce them off. We are already using e-mail verification and captcha, obviously it is not enough.
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Re: I've received a spam message here

Postby Mr_Fawlty » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:53 pm

As if you had nothing else to do!!! Well done dude. :)
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Re: I've received a spam message here

Postby Karlis » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:35 pm

So I upgraded the forum software (it now uses better CAPTCHA) and turned off option that allows to send mass pms. So from now on only single-receiver pms are allowed.

This will not make spammers die, but it should punch them in the face at least.
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Re: I've received a spam message here

Postby MikeyB » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:52 am

Karlis,

CAPTCHA doesn't seem to stop spammers at all these days, seems to be a waste of time now.
I'll send you a PM on what I did on my PHPBB that completely stopped the spammers in one go.

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