Idiot Russian Spammers from ".ru"

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Idiot Russian Spammers from ".ru"

Post by TheKog »

Everyday I have new members that are inactive yet got through the visual confirmation from some Russian domain, rarely the same one. In ban control I have tried entering *ru but it won't take it. I want to ban any domain that ends in .ru -- can I do this without any mods? THanks in advance, frustrated in Florida.
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Post by CTCNetwork »

Hi,

Are they registering from a similar ip address?
There is a MOD to log IP addresses for people that register.

Have you Visual Confirmation turned on?
Have you User Confirmation by mail on?

Have a look through This topic for more info on dealing with this...

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Post by Homer lawtey »

We had 7 automatic registrations today from spambots, all of them got past the visual confirmation to user verify the account via email. They were found because the email addresses (all ending @mail.ru) were bounced as undelivered.

I have entered the address *@mail.ru into the email ban control.

Hope this helps you.

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Post by Firestorm_Hellkite_ »

also... *.ru and if they use the same type of username, as i had one use Rulez ban that as well *Rulez*
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Post by CoRuP7ioN »

Wow I'm having the same problem.. I deleted liek 2, then they re registered....
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Post by Firestorm_Hellkite_ »

deleting wont work, you have to use the username and email ban.
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Post by Sys76 »

I've the same problem.
I tyed to add "*.ru" and "*@*.ru" in the email ban control but the system seems to don't save them. I can't find them in the banned emails list.
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Post by Firestorm_Hellkite_ »

insert them manually in the sql then... if you need the code i can get that for you as well
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