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XF 1.4 How to react to a spammer who change ip ?

#1
Hi,

How to react to a spammer who change ip, for flood XenForo forums ?

Ban IP is not efficiency because this user change ip and create multiple accounts (possibly with dynamic ip ? or vpn, proxy, etc.)

Currently someone fun to remake itself accounts for us spammer.

Do you have a solution against this type of person and action, a addons, other.. ?

Kinds Regards,

Yoann.M
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
This is an old posting but much of it remains relevant:

https://xenforo.com/community/resources/dealing-with-forum-spam.980/

Is it a human doing the registering?

XenForo does have an option to consult with "Stop Forum Spam" for new registrations:

Admin CP -> Home -> Options -> Spam Management -> Stop Forum Spam

That can help a lot, especially if the offender is attacking other forums as well in which case your detection will benefit from the reports of other forums.