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Old 01-24-2009, 11:14 AM
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I do the same thing here. After registration I have to still approve the person before posting rights are granted. This has stopped all the spammers/bots from getting through. I still get multiple spammers/bots registering daily, but I kill them off banning their IP and domain name.

The worst domains for spammers/bots are gmail.com and hotmail.com. I no longer allow those domains to register here. People need to use their ISP assigned account or a yahoo account. If you ask, I will change your email address over to a gmail or hotmail address once you've registered.


When I was the moderator/forum manager of PDRocketry's blog, I was having to delete
spammers by the dozens daily. Took me a while to figure how to ban their IP's and domain
names, but once I was able to block ALL potential new membes using the gmail accounts,
the work became a lot easier. A lot of these potential spammers were coming from foreign
countries.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:40 AM
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A lot of these potential spammers were coming from foreign
countries.

99% come from the RIPE Network or Asian/Pacific Network IP ranges. Some from the Latin America Network as well.

Unfortunately, some of my potential UK and Australian members have gotten blocked from registering due to them being in an infested IP range.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:44 AM
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99% come from the RIPE Network or Asian/Pacific Network IP ranges. Some from the Latin America Network as well.

Unfortunately, some of my potential UK and Australian members have gotten blocked from registering due to them being in an infested IP range.


Yes, that's true; several times I got some terse e-mails from some who were wondering why
their registration got deleted. One person can only do so much (sigh).....
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