What to do with unwanted registrating spam?

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hershuk
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What to do with unwanted registrating spam?

Post by hershuk »

Hello,

I have the forum set to email me before activating new members. I'm getting about 5-10 registration requests a day from what I see as bogus .... for example..
Hello,

The account owned by "bulejapyfe" has been deactivated or newly created,
you should check the details of this user (if required) and handle it
appropriately.
What action should I take as these come in? Just not activate?

Thanks,
Mike
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Oyabun1
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Re: What to do with unwanted registrating spam?

Post by Oyabun1 »

Best to stop them before they join, see Preventing Spam in phpBB3.

Then in Admin Control Panel > General tab > Inactive users you can delete all the inactive users (those who you haven't activated).
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hershuk
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Re: What to do with unwanted registrating spam?

Post by hershuk »

Oyabun1 wrote:Best to stop them before they join, see Preventing Spam in phpBB3.

Then in Inactive users you can delete all the inactive users (those who you haven't activated).
Thank you.

Actually this...
Admin Control Panel > General tab >

should be...
Admin Control Panel > Users and Groups >
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Re: What to do with unwanted registrating spam?

Post by CrewChief »

Actually....You will find inactive users at the bottom of the general tab as well ;)
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Re: What to do with unwanted registrating spam?

Post by hershuk »

Ohhhhh... sorry I was looking down the left column of categories. Thank you that's convenient.
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