- 12. February 2020 at 10:04 #21276
Sorry for the latest PM spam. One bot made it unfortunately through. Please delete the PM in question in case you still have it.
I have now activated another layer of defence. Fingers crossed that this helps to defend the bots.
This is my signature. You can change your signature in the profile12. February 2020 at 11:15 #21279NigeCParticipant
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Yeah, I got someone wanting to be my new bestest friend :dash:
Took me 3 weeks to get in 😆
Idiots17. February 2020 at 11:52 #21308
New layer of defence did not really help. We had a new registration.
The problem here is, i cannot determine if a new user is a pm spambot or not. So manually approvement will not help here.
I am honestly clueless what to do. Migrating to another pm / forum system could be a solution to escape those attacks. But we have just migrated before a few days. And who knows what trouble the next system brings …
So for now i will throw out the bots when they arrive. Sorry for the inconvenience.
This is my signature. You can change your signature in the profile17. February 2020 at 12:58 #21309
I have now installed a plugin that limits the number of pm’s to maximum ten a day for normal users. Still not really a solution to the problem, but now the bots can at least not mass pm everybody anymore.
This is my signature. You can change your signature in the profile17. February 2020 at 15:31 #21311NigeCParticipant
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I just had another, about 20 minutes ago
Are you using wordpress? I thought there was a global anti spam feature or was that not free?17. February 2020 at 17:42 #21312
I have not only one addon activated to prevent spam. I run the full thing, with recaptcha, two layers of defence and some special settings. But spambots will always find a gap. And this seems to be one.
Wordpress is simply too attractive for baddies. But there is not this much alternative anymore nowadays. Unfortunately.
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