I've been trying to find the perfect settings in "Spam Management" to keep out the most spammers while not blocking any legit members and have a few questions.
These questions are even more relevant now that 1.3 allows us to see the specific spam log matched username, email, and IP for each users in "Users Awaiting Approval" screen for example:
Here are my current settings:
Here are my questions:
- I don't understand how "flags" relate to the numbers in my screenshot above for "username, email, and IP". What's the correlation between "flags" and "matches"?
- In my example above, the user is pretty obviously a spammer! It looks like their username showed up 3 times, their email address 255 times, and their IP 10 times in the StopForumSpam database. Which of these numbers trigger which flags and the events of blocking or not blocking a spammer?
- What do y'all have in your spam management settings for the variables above, like flags detected for moderate vs. reject, and X days, and X times?