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Post by cstern » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:33 pm

Oh, this forum is now also the victim of spammers.

First you should ban/kick the user GalenMi who is continously trying to post spam.

To prevent spammers in future (at least bots) you should then also set up extra authentication when signing up. I once had another board (can't remember what kind, but it was also based on php), and on the home page of the board software users had developed plug-ins. I installed and used a sign-up plug-in which simply asked the new user to type a random word from a (built in) word list backwards. That kept 99% of the spammers away, because they were actually bots which couldn't read :lol:

Just a suggestion...

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Re: SPAM SPAM SPAM

Post by forum_adm » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:16 am

I removed the user and all of its posts.

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Post by cstern » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:38 pm

I keep getting notifications about new posts by this user - although they are dated several days ago. Maybe "GalenMi" injected some malicious code into the board...
Or are notifications just back logged and will be sent even after the posts are deleted?
This one I got minutes ago:
Hello cstern,

You are receiving this notification because you are watching the forum
"General Discussion" at "lemkesoft.com". This forum has received a new
topic by GalenMi since your last visit, "american indian essays". You can
use the following link to view the forum, no more notifications will be
sent until you visit the forum.

viewforum.php?f=3

If you no longer wish to watch this forum you can either click the
"Unsubscribe forum" link found in the forum above, or by clicking the
following link:

viewforum.php?uid=188&f=3&unwatch=forum

--
Thanks, Thorsten Lemke
On my iPhone (but not on my macbook) I see that the mail is time stamped 9. Nov 03:53. The mail arrived today (Nov 12 11:34)

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Re: SPAM SPAM SPAM

Post by forum_adm » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:19 pm

I did already remove the user with all of its messages.
Please switch the daily e-mails to one digest.

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Re: SPAM SPAM SPAM

Post by forum_adm » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:22 pm

The digest was limited to 20 posts per day. So, the SPAM was split over a few days.
I changed that now.

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