Can we get an option to restrict domain names (down to extension as most of the spammers I get are .info, .biz)?
These are the ones that get through most of the spam management tools now.
Also a registration log like XenUtiles has that shows you at a glance information, but allows for bulk deleting/banning would be amazing. I just cleared 28 pages of bots off of Xenique last night and I did so one bot at a time .
Message Content Checking: Akismet and Spam Phrases
Up until now, we've focused on preventing spam registrations. While that's the ideal situation, it's not always possible to detect spam until you see what they actually try to post.
Here, we provide a simple "spam phrases" option, which uses simple pattern matching (or regular expressions) to detect spam. For example, here on XenForo.com, the vast majority of the spam we see fits a particular profile that can be matched with "watch * online". Content matching these phrases will be rejected or set to be manually approved. The checks are done on posts, profile posts and conversations. In situations where manual approval isn't possible (such as in conversations), the messages will be rejected.
I would really appreciate it to see an option to ignore the username SFS blacklist specifically as that causes a lot of false negatives.
Will there be a SFS/PH log? We get a lot of support tickets from users that do not get passed SFS/PH and then its needed to search for the registration attempt and tell the user why the registration was denied.
I designed a domain blacklist / whitelist for my vbulletin big board and had this coded. This is functionality really a life saver that I would recommend to anyone. No fake/temp email domain or high spammer frequency domain can be used to register on my sites. And its always up to date. It would be fairly easy to replicate for XF.
Great additions! I don't know if it has been done already but I feel that once if Stop Forum Spam triggers a warning but still lets the user through in such a case... the member should be put on manual approve for the first x amount of posts.
I dont know if its a coincidence but since XF 1.2 has been installed here, I regularly see spam posts stuffed with obvious spam links getting posted here.
I wonder how these get past the spam protection.