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Spam in Private Messages

Postby ParkerLewis2nd » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:15 am

Tonight I received two private messages which are obviously spam:

Spend a little more than you meant to? Need to increase your
by Renetta_Alva » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:30 am

NEXT STOP – FINANCIAL FREEDOM WITH FOREX
by Robin-Good » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:34 pm


Apparently some bot managed to finish the registration.

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Postby localghost » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:49 am

Thanks for the report. The concerned user accounts have been kicked and the corresponding IPs banned permanently.


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Postby qbk » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:55 pm

Hello,
I've just registered few days ago and received spam today.

From: chizizy4u, email: maurenappiah@yahoo.com

Quick googling says it's widespread dating spam.
Regards.

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Postby localghost » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:03 pm

Thanks for this note. This account has been registered just today. The concerned user account will be kicked and banned.
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Postby k_lau » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:54 am

Hi,

I just got spammed by personal message by: bobyjohnsons

Thanks,

K

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Postby localghost » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:00 pm

Thanks for the message. The concerned user has been banned and will be kicked.

You can report PMs directly to the board team by clicking on the exclamation mark in the message head straight to the right of the message title.
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Postby ubuntu2014 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:15 pm

localghost wrote:Thanks for the report. The concerned user accounts have been kicked and the corresponding IPs banned permanently.


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I think that corresponding IPs shouldn't be banned permanently. What if that person was spamming through a cyber cafe ? Many people in the world don't have internet facility at home and therefore they might use cyber cafe but they won't be able to access the website since that IP is permanently bllocked.

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:24 pm

For information, we solved the spam problem and did not need to make any ban on name or IP again, since years. Spammers automatically broke the graphic captcha at that time, but since I added a simple question at registration, nearly no spammer has comes through since then. Before, we had 30 spam account registration each day. Now, hardly one in a year. Most spam is done by programs, so a simple barrier can prevent such activity while standard captchas are broken by programs.

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