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XF 1.5 Dealing with private conversations spammers

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Stuart Wright, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    Are their private conversation messages included in the admin -> spam options -> spam phrases check?

    Because we have spammers sending messages to people with bitly.com URLs in there so I added *bitly.com* to the list of spam phrases. These must be manually approved.
    And I then logged in as my alter ego normal member and sent my Stuart Wright (admin) account a private conversation message with bitly.com in the text.
    The message did not go into the moderation queue.
    Why not?
  2. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    Are you sure your normal member account still has their messages checked for spam? If I recall, you can optionally only check members who have <x posts along with some other constraints. Your alter ego account may not qualify.
  3. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member


    There's no concept of manual approval of conversations, so it will simply error and reject it.

    If it's not getting rejected, it either's it's not matching (isn't the link usually bit.ly?) or your user doesn't require anti-spam checking (based on number of posts or user group exemption).
  4. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    Error+reject will do for now, thanks. Ultimately we do need the moderators to be made aware that someone is posting a spam phrase in a conversation, though.

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