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Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:26 am
by MMuser2011
One idea to reduce the amount of SPAM-Mails:
Please introduce a mandatory login to write topics. It is too easy for all the "free guests" to advertise their stuff.

What do you think?

Re: Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:23 am
by SGUIRR
Any idea that punishes people for the actions of a few is not a good idea.

Re: Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:04 am
by MMuser2011
Punish people?
IMHO a simple login registration can never be a punishment.
As long as everyone can post content without login procedure it seems too easy for spammers.

And BTW: entering captchas in the registration process can be a pain in the ass (you are right), but it is a one time thing.

Re: Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:29 am
by MMuser2011
Any news on this @Ventis Media?

Re: Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:53 pm
by jiri
We have several layers of protection, starting from captcha, then there are some blacklists tested and finally posts can be reported/deleted manually. It seems to me to be working pretty well recently, do you really see that much spam?

Jiri

Re: Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:21 pm
by MMuser2011
Just have a look at the dozens of reports in the last days :wink:

Re: Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:54 pm
by Lowlander
There generally is no need to report as we'll come across them anyway. It's fine balance between preventing spam and making it too much work to post as a user.

Re: Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:51 am
by popsmike
MMuser2011 wrote:
Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:26 am
Please introduce a mandatory login to write topics. It is too easy for all the "free guests" to advertise their stuff.
I tend to agree with MMuser here, maybe the vetting of posts can be minimised this way because it does take a tiny bit of effort to set up an account, and no problem if you stay logged in or set to auto. It also saves on pages load times and bandwidth sizes I assume.

IMHO its pretty easy to spot these Spam posts so i stay away from them as best I can but do the MOD's etc have the power to delete when they see them or is it just Admins.

Just a though but how about a couple of dedicated MOD's or regular users to check every few hours or so?

Re: Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:22 pm
by Lowlander
Most spam visible to users is from registered users. Mods already roam the forum to remove spam posts.

Re: Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:30 pm
by popsmike
Lowlander wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:22 pm
Most spam visible to users is from registered users. Mods already roam the forum to remove spam posts.
Right I understand now, I wasn't sure if Mods just viewed and reported or had delete powers that's all.

Thanks.

Re: Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:36 am
by Dan33185
Is this getting worse the past few weeks or is it just my imagination?

Re: Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:02 am
by MMuser2011
They don't care...

Search the real postings between SPAM since less then 12 hours:
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Re: Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:12 am
by jiri
Yes, our automated spam prevention tools work only on a part of the incoming spam, unfortunately quite a bit gets through and we have to take care of it manually. This is particularly an issue over weekend. We keep trying to find a better way to fight it...

Jiri

Re: Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:36 am
by MMuser2011
Maybe something like this can help:
https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=1491305

I assume, the amount of first posts by regular users is significant lower then all the SPAM?
And in addition:
Delete/Prevent all posts with an URL in the title.
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/ ... _for_urls/

Re: Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:21 am
by MMuser2011
Last 12 hours:

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