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    BFA-Reiner
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    • Posts 129

    Hi folks,

    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.

    Kind regards

    Reiner

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    NigeC
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    • Posts 83

    Yeah, I got someone wanting to be  my new bestest friend :dash:

    Took me 3 weeks to get in :lol:

    Idiots

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    BFA-Reiner
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    • Posts 129

    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.

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    BFA-Reiner
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    • Posts 129

    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.

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    NigeC
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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?

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    BFA-Reiner
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    • Posts 129

    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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