To anybody that can help.
I have searched the forums and can find very little regarding combating spammers and most appears to be for v2
I have my own
phpBB board and I am also an admin on another
. However we are having problems with spammers. A big thank you by the way to everyone involved with phpBB!
My board is 3.0.1 (I will be upgrading to 3.0.4 soon), and the other I am an admin on is 3.0.4 both are vanilla phpBB installs.
My board has few visitors/members so as well as signing up I insist on a separate email from new members requesting me to activate the account - they also need to mention the topic of the board in the email to help ensure they are real.
This works in so far as I do not get spammers on my site but unfortunately lots of people don't read the instructions and don't get activated.
The other site has more visitors/member so manual activation would be a pain.
Is the only solution to the spammer problem to monitor the members and deactiavte/delete doggy looking accounts? Monitor the posts and again delete the spam posts/accounts?
I am particularly concerened at the number of spam account that are set up and just sit there - can I expect a flood of spam at some point in the future unless the accounts are deleted. Some are obvious spam accounts but I am sure some are not so obvious.
Thanks in advance