XF 2.1 5,000+ of my forum's 6,800 users are spambots - How to delete them?

I haven't kept on top of new users and now I find myself in this position. I know they are spambots because nearly all of them have zero posts and nonsensical email addresses.

I know about the batch update users tool, but can't really figure out a good strategy to eliminate them without affecting valid users who also have zero posts.

I've already deleted all the .ru and .xyz users.

Is there a good way to handle this?


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One option would be to filter based on this:


Any which haven't confirmed their email address can be deleted.

Other than that, if there is no means of mass identifying them then it's going to be a manual process.