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XF 1.2 Stop Forum Spam ?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by erich37, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I do have the default XF 1.2 version installed.
    I have not changed anything in the ACP-settings regarding Spam.

    I have set my Forum-Registrations to "Manual Approval".

    Why are spammers like e.g. this one not detected, when in fact the same IP is listed in the SFS-database ?

    Do I need to register at the "StopForumSpam-website in order to sync my Forum with their database ?

  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The newest record seems to have just been added, everything else is older than a week. The default options only check within the last week.
  3. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    hmm... really ?

    So Spam-entries at the SFS-database older than a week will not be considered ? :eek:

    How do I change this ?
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2013
  4. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Its an option. And it requires 5+ submissions in the last 7 days to be approved.
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  5. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    So if I increase the number of "days" from default 7 days towards e.g.: 90 days or e.g: 365 days.......

    Will it increase the likelihood of "false positives" ?

  6. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It depends. If the only thing to match is an IP, yes, it could. Since IP Addresses can change from one user to another and switch owners, it could increase false positives.
  7. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I assume it is very rare to have somebody sign-up at my Forum who will have the same IP-address which a known Spammer had previously.

    what is it matching ?
    Only the IP-address or any other factors as well ?

  8. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It can be email, username, or IP.
  9. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    yeah, I understand.

    But it would be great to know which data XenForo-software is checking against the SFS-database regarding the "number of days"-setting in XF-ACP.

  10. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    All 3. The days limits the records in the SFS database it checks against. Not what is verified.
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  11. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member


    I guess I will increase the "days" a bit.
    Should be fine......


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