Boards URL: http://stargate4bf2.co.uk
Board Host: Privatly Hosted.
Board Instalation Type: Fresh Install from phpBB.com download page.
Bord Registration Type: Re-Capture with User Activation.
Board Style: DVGFX2 (Customised Look)
Board Language: English
Board Database: MySQL 5
- Prime Trash Bin Version 1.0.10a
- phpBB Gallery Version 22.214.171.124
Administrator Level of Experiance: Advanced User
When did your problem begin: Start of the Year (January 2011)
Description of Problem:
As stated above the board we are using is a Fresh install of phpBB 3.0.8 with user registrations enabled using the Re-Capture anti-spam countermeasure and requiring user activation once registerd.
We have our own unique set of API keys for Re-Capture.
Since the start of the new year we have noticed a lot of spambot have been able to register on the forums, although they are unable to post due to the newly registerd users group being highely restricted, their porfiles and signatures are filled in usually full of spam links.
Some how they are either by-passing the spam bot countermeasure and user activation.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
P.S As of this post i have tempoeraly changed the user registration over to Admin Aproval to prevent any further spambot incursions on to our board.