You could block access for IP ranges to your site, through .htaccess. Configuring .htaccess is outside the scope of this board.faulksie47 wrote:Is it not possible to block all access to our website / forum to the specific country IP's ? would free the site of the resources they are using as well which they still are ! mostly RU and CN country codes
My particular forum would be of no interest to some countries nor do we need to attract members from the counties the spam bots seem to be mostly using ?
I'm afraid that may be the case:let them spend every day of their lives spamming a couple hundred boards.
You can't tell that until you hit submit.J_M wrote:were sites hit that required the activation by Admin? or just those that required activation by email?
I see that Xrumer can identify whether a site requires email activation... does it not bother if it requires activation by Admin?
All that's doing is making your ban table enormous. Sooner or later your ban list will grind to a halt. I rarely, if ever, see them using the same info twice. I just delete the account. That's it. IP banning isn't much use. As you say they often use proxies and that could potentially be an addressed used by a real user.J_M wrote:I typically ban by email/username/IP for any spammer, but if the spammer/bot is using a Proxy am I creating a problem. Or, would an proxy that is used always be illegitimate?
There is no "bypas" of the registration system. But, once again, without links such comments are meaningless.perpetualjon wrote:Count me in too. I got slammed last night on my forum 3.0.10. So I took a chance and updated to 3.0.11 with no change. I've also gone ahead and disabled registration. I've been using a simple QA for several years now with no problems... Definitely looks like somehow there is a bypass of the entire registration process... Hope this gets fixed soon!!