XF 2.2 Problem with gmail spammers


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I currently have a problem with spammers. The cause is probably due to a special feature in gmail accounts. Gmail seems to ignore dots in the email address.

This means that someone registers with iamaspammer@gmail.com. If he is blocked by us, he registers again with i.am.aspammer@gmail.com, or with i.a.m.a.s.p.a.m.m.e.r@gmail.com, without having to register a new account with gmail himself.

Unfortunately, we can't block gmail completely, because many serious users have registered via gmail.

Does anyone have an idea what we can do?



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You can always use the manual approval of accounts on registration for checking on the accounts or you can use some custom addons for adding more checks on the new registrations here https://xenforo.com/community/resources/

I just searched and got this one, may this one fulfill your requirements.