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#1 2020-04-01 1:47 pm

RobLatour
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seem to be getting a bunch of spammers breaking thru ...

... this just in the last couple days, most with email ids ending in .xyz

Have they perhaps found a way around the stopforumspam defenses?

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#2 2020-04-01 4:49 pm

Papa Parrot
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Re: seem to be getting a bunch of spammers breaking thru ...

Not necessarily, but it does mean they have found a way around your defenses, are they even listed here at SFS ? What defenses exactly are you using ?

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#3 2020-04-01 5:07 pm

RobLatour
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Re: seem to be getting a bunch of spammers breaking thru ...

my site is a phbbb forum and uses the stopforumspam extension.

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#4 2020-04-02 12:08 am

Alex Kemp
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Re: seem to be getting a bunch of spammers breaking thru ...

Excellent. That means that you have reported them to SFS and now every one else is protected. Haven't you? After all, that's the way that this site works.

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#5 2020-04-02 1:48 am

RobLatour
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Re: seem to be getting a bunch of spammers breaking thru ...

yes, I've been reporting them (or at least the majority of them) there have been about 20 in the last few days.  Prior to that about 0 in the last few months.

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#6 2020-04-02 6:04 am

Alex Kemp
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Re: seem to be getting a bunch of spammers breaking thru ...

There is always a delay between a fresh set of spammers appearing & being detected. Auto-spammers (bots) are caught by the Honeypots, but human spammers need human forum-masters to report them.

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#7 2020-04-07 1:58 am

RobLatour
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Re: seem to be getting a bunch of spammers breaking thru ...

Seems to have subsided. 

Would be nice if the extension could be update to, with one button click, report the spammer to stopfoumumspam and delete the user + all their posts.

But if not, I'm thankful for what it does already.

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#8 2020-04-07 4:42 am

Papa Parrot
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Re: seem to be getting a bunch of spammers breaking thru ...

We are not associated with the PHPBB extension "stopforumspam",  The author gave it the name,  "stopforumspam", how ever we have nothing to do with it's development. So any suggestions or "wish list"  requests should be discussed with the author of the extension, he can be found on the PHPBB forum...

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#9 2020-04-07 11:13 am

RobLatour
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Re: seem to be getting a bunch of spammers breaking thru ...

ok - thanks

Last edited by RobLatour (2020-04-07 11:13 am)

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#10 2020-04-12 2:32 am

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Re: seem to be getting a bunch of spammers breaking thru ...

I would block every domain with .xyz as they're nothing but trouble, as .website .space

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#11 2020-04-26 9:24 pm

jwko
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Re: seem to be getting a bunch of spammers breaking thru ...

Those are Russian bots. 5.188.84.3 They hit us 2 - 3 times an hour and have since March 18. Banned IP 5.188* has kept them out along with banning *.xyz

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