Spam attack....

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
#3
I've been reporting several in the last week or so, three this morning (presumably the same ones), and a couple of new registrations that had not left posts but had put web links in their profile pages.
 

Ezra Pound

Well-Known Member
#6
Yes, it does seem a strange thing to sell on the internet, from a different country. Katowice turns out to be the Town in southern Poland that the 'wegiel' is comming from
 
#8
Hey guys, sorry for the delay. I've changed the way registrations happen. Rather than a captcha image. It now asks you a random question. Lets see how this goes before we consider manual approvals.

Thanks,

Michael
 
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Wallace

Wallace

Slightly Pickled
#13
I agree. Its getting a bit silly.

I keep getting emails to say new post in a thread I have subscribed to only to find it's spam.

My other half says we could do with an extension, but I suspect she means on our house! Well, I'd like to think so :D
 

HarveyB

Active Member
#14
I think insisting on a .uk email id could be a problem. You would effectively bar all BT users (btinternet.com, btopenworld.com), aol users (aol.com) ...
 

Ezra Pound

Well-Known Member
#15
I think insisting on a .uk email id could be a problem. You would effectively bar all BT users (btinternet.com, btopenworld.com), aol users (aol.com) ...
Fair point, there would have to be a request procedure to allow users to be manually accepted if non .uk E-mail address were rejected for auto Emailing. The .uk only E-mail would probably not be needed anyway, I think the password would be enough.
 

Brian

Administrator
Staff member
#17
There have been a few spammers joining up recently with .co.uk email addresses, so even that can not be relied upon.
 

Ezra Pound

Well-Known Member
#18
There have been a few spammers joining up recently with .co.uk email addresses, so even that can not be relied upon.
O.H. dear, That's worrying, I guessed they would be outside the U.K. because of the Polish / French content. I guess if they can be traced to a U.K. ISP they could be reported a little easyer
 
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