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Getting tooooooooo much spam :(

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by meSingh, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. meSingh

    meSingh Active Member

    These days i am getting too much spam. I have tried recaptcha, and question/answers. But none is working.

    I have searched the forums and but found nothing working.

    Is there anything, that can help me to fight with these spam bots?
  2. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    sonnb addon.
  3. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    honestly.. not really other then moderating new users

    I have pretty tight protection and it does stop 99%, but I still see accounts every day get through. :(

    Maybe I just haven't found the right combo yet
  4. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Chris D and Brandon Sheley like this.
  5. Coop1979

    Coop1979 Well-Known Member

  6. meSingh

    meSingh Active Member

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    meSingh Active Member

  8. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    +1 For Chris Deemings reg form timer.
    Chris D likes this.
  9. Shyuan

    Shyuan Well-Known Member

    My forum has been spammed and I go with keyCaptcha. Zero spam ever since. Hopefully it continues to be clean. :)
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  10. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    You need ALL the tools - the reg form timer, connection to the forum spam stopping services and a good QA or captcha. You can also decide to not let certain countries in..which I think is good unless your forum really has folks from those countries!

    After all of that, looking at the first post (moderate) can catch any who get through.
  11. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    I recently discovered the very best and simplest thing I have found to counter spam registrations... http://spam-service.block8.co.uk/

    It is a service which utilises the Stop Forum Spam, and their own database to basically kill registrations before they even happen, since installing it a few days ago I have had no registrations from bots, after being literally bombarded previously.

    Dan Cryer is the author, I have known him for years and years from our Invision days, he worked for IPS for a while too.
    Brandon Sheley likes this.
  12. Pipelin

    Pipelin Member

    Also my suggestion is to use incapsula. It is like cloudflare but much better because you can configure to not show annoying captchas and pages when visitors have some issues with your forum. Also incapsula have list of bad bots that and will block spammers.
    Also you need only to change dns to your cpanel to use incapsula + there are some features that will slightly increase forum speed by caching (CDN). Configuration is super easy!
    IMPORTANT! Incapsula free package offer 50gb monthly bandwith! check packages here:
    Below is screenshot of my incapsula blocked bots log.

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