receiving a lot of span

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2006-06-15
2012-09-15
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Hello,

    Since many years, I run Yawps for my website and I am very satisfied with it.

    However, lately I have been getting a lot of spam on the forum. Looking at the content of the messages, the spam seems to come from one or two sources. However, the IP-adress is always different, so banning can never fix this completely.

    Does anybody recognize this problem?

    Any help would be appreciated.

     
    • Thomas

      Thomas - 2008-09-18

      I know the request is old, but a response may help others reading this---

      You can use image verifcation such as Captcha type images - here is a link to a free script http://bumblebeeware.com/captcha/ Also including a spam trap might be a great idea - will take a little more bandwidth but if it messes up their lists or causes any problems it's worth it, try something like Spam Trap http://downlode.org/perl/spamtrap/ another free script.

      Of course you could just blacklist the addresses or filter out the messages in your e-mail software.

      Best Of Luck

      Thomas

       
    • Nobody/Anonymous

      Your forum should not be accessed by anonymous account.

       
    • AnimAlf

      AnimAlf - 2007-12-14

      Thank you for the recommendation

      This forum is moderate again.

       

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