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Old 08-21-2007
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Spammers

Gang,

I'm starting to block large ranges of IP addresses originating from overseas.

This is in effort to help combat the spam problem, but it's only a matter of time before it's IP's originating in North America (and there are a few of those that I've blocked as well).

We're working on addressing the issue, however please continue to do what you've been doing, and that's report them.

Moderators: Please do not delete the threads. Simply move them to a moderator forum until I can do what I need to with them. Then I'll delete the thread.

Thanks!
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having alot of problems logging on...just wanted to pass this along...
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Is this spammer uprising on all sites, or just ours?
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i'll keep my eye out too, spam sucks! -Mike-
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I freakin hate spammers. I would donate money to a group that would erradicate them by any means possible.
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Well if thats^^^ not ironic i dont know what is.
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now thats just funny
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Even I have to admit, that's very funny..
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HAHAHAHAHA.... wow... gotta give them credit...
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got to give them credit for trying lol
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Couple questions Sk0t..

I've had a LOT of jobs this past week dealing with spam and DOS incidents. Theres a few nice programs that ' trap ' by hedder information out there. I dunno if you have shell/r00t here, but if you do, theres some counter-measures that can be used.

spamhaus.org is on your side as well. spl/xbl their sorry *****.

How about an authentications process for first time posters, mandated reply by mail then need a mods approval for validation? If they have to reply by mail, SMTP will give their REAL IP, not a proxy
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can they get around those "enter this code" thing with the jumble of letters? or like D said, some activation code
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now its just being done on purpose
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Couple questions Sk0t..

I've had a LOT of jobs this past week dealing with spam and DOS incidents. Theres a few nice programs that ' trap ' by hedder information out there. I dunno if you have shell/r00t here, but if you do, theres some counter-measures that can be used.

spamhaus.org is on your side as well. spl/xbl their sorry *****.

How about an authentications process for first time posters, mandated reply by mail then need a mods approval for validation? If they have to reply by mail, SMTP will give their REAL IP, not a proxy
Well, it's not like it's email spam, so there really isn't header info. I mean, there might be something in the logs, but I don't know how completely useful it's going to be.

That said, I am seeing a lot of similiar issues with SMTP spam though. I use spamhaus at a client site I'm at, in addition to the firewall provided spam filtering, in addition to Microsoft's IMF. There's still quite a bit that gets through. The spam fighting technologies simply can't keep up.

Good question about the authentication process for first time posters. I'll have to look into that. It may be possible, but I'm honeslty not too sure. It may be possible to moderate all users with 50 posts or less. I'd have to do some digging.. Which won't be happening for a couple of days yet, sadly..
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can they get around those "enter this code" thing with the jumble of letters? or like D said, some activation code

Good question.. I honestly don't know, but it wouldn't surprise me if they could. I don't know if we use it or not though..
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now its just being done on purpose

Perhaps, but it gives me more IP's to block..
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skOt how many members sign up a day? Maybe you could setup a simple verification. A certain mod just has to view the account and say yes or no
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for SMTP mail try www.purusmail.com

we use that at work it is awesome, i have never seen something learn so well and fast, but its not free.
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skOt how many members sign up a day? Maybe you could setup a simple verification. A certain mod just has to view the account and say yes or no
I'm pretty sure that's an option, and that may be one that gets implemented on a temporary basis. It's not a bad idea.. Although, I think it's something us administrators review, and not the mods..
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i was lookin at the members list to see who joined recently. there was a sketchy person and their info was just about buying cheap tobacco. the user name is garillasnet.

just looking out for the site and giving ya a heads up on someone to block!
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I was thinking a validation email with a link they need to click on. The link brings them to the site and they will have to authenticate from their host.

There ARE ways to pull Hedder info to host IP even if something is really netted down or proxied.
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