Can't stop the spam comments (porn) from NL.... obviously a bot, various IP's... on my 3.1.6 board.
Have a fairly active board, just had a group install the new 3.1.6 version....and supposedly an anti-spam program as well. (I hope I wasn't duped!)
My visitors are older users and don't always know how to or want to sign up as "members", so everyone is treated as a Guest. No one registers. I have set up a number of items like "must be moderated before posting" and blocked a number of items like posting photos, etc.
My question is: Can someone provide any "secrets" about blocking spammers? Where in the Admin can I do a better job of stopping the spammers? Or can I? Obviously the laborious manual "banning" in the phpbb doesn't do anything at all... and I sometimes post the IP's on my htaccess, but that's really not the answer either. I have international posters... and have to be very careful what IP's I block. (I'm a webmaster, but not very clever with php programming.)
Is there really an anti-spam program for phpbb... or did I get duped by this group who just installed the 3.1.6 version? (If so, I will eat the cost, of course, and dutifully report them to you.)