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Andi
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Spam PMs

Post by Andi » Thu May 23, 2019 6:31 am

I've started getting spam bots PM'ing me through this forum.
Phpbb is a bit of a target for this, I used to run a phpbb forum and suffered the same.

Admins, you might need to look at your registration challenges.

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pete
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Re: Spam PMs

Post by pete » Thu May 23, 2019 4:07 pm

Thank you Andi.

Yes it has been really bad lately with the spam. It comes and goes in waves.

A couple of years ago only solution that worked was not having any new members join the forum for a period of time.

Every day now we have 10 and up new spammers here.
- Pete

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hawsey
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Re: Spam PMs

Post by hawsey » Thu May 23, 2019 5:05 pm

Yes Andi / Pete , it's a ban fest at the moment , hopefully it will calm down .

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BuZz
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Re: Spam PMs

Post by BuZz » Sat May 25, 2019 4:05 pm

I just removed a user now - apologies for the Spam. Spam is just very high at the moment in general, but I will look at additional anti spam measures and see if I can put some limits on PMs.

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