Share your blocked email lists.

andybond

Well-known member
Hi all.

I am starting to notice a real upturn in the spammers attempts at registering on my forum. I have started adding email address into the banning emails section of the admin panel - /admin.php?banning/emails

Would it be worth sharing here the email that you have so we can collate our information and hopefully limit the number of spammers?

I have attached my XML which only has 11 address in, however if you add in your XML ( zip it first ) Ill merge them into mine and re upload so we can all benefit.
 

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Ozzy47

Well-known member
There is an infinite amount of email addresses bots can use. The banned email lists are almost useless. But if you must...

 

andybond

Well-known member
There is an infinite amount of email addresses bots can use. The banned email lists are almost useless. But if you must...

I appreciate the is almost a infinite number, however I have massively reduced the amount of attempts I have with this feature.

Thanks for the links.
 

Lee

Well-known member
FWIW I have a massive list of banned email domains, and it prevents a sizable amount of daily registrations.

I have however had two legitimate users unable to register as for some reason they wanted to use a throw away email account for "privacy".
 

wedgar

Well-known member
We've found blocking IP addresses has been better for us as we've seen multiple attempts from the same family of addresses. We are fortunate not seeing a whole lot of successful registrations or successful "contacting staff" from spammers, but we do see the number of attempts picking up.

I've attached files of our banned-IP numbers, discouraged IP numbers and banned email addressed.
 

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thenashy

Active member
Most of ours are caught by the built in tools, but we are sick of having to check the approval queue. Ours has 46 entires.
 

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