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Stopping spam bots from registering?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by TDUBS, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. TDUBS

    TDUBS Active Member


    I've recently noticed over the past week now, spam bots have been trying to register to my forums. It directly sends them to the user approval/rejection list but it's still a hassle because it's roughly 10-15 at once. I added questions and reCAPTCHA to my registration, and they're managing to still attempt to register.

    They're generally like this:
    User: cyrilbechjhzl (grahamclyde43+548283865@gmail.com)

    Any way I can prevent this from happening? Also, my "user approval" feature is off but normal users sometimes have to be approved by staff. Why is this?

    Thanks for the help!
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    They are failing your spam settings. You can modify the settings to reject registrations versus being approved.
  3. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    What is you question? What is your site about?
  4. TDUBS

    TDUBS Active Member

    I've sorted it. Thanks! :)

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