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Accounts Deleted Due to Spammers

Postby GeoffSchultz » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:25 pm

This forum has been under attack from spammers and/or spam-bots for the past several weeks. Today I deleted hundreds of accounts that have been recently created but have never been activated by clicking on the link included in the "Welcome to FreedomYachts.org" e-mail. Most of the accounts were obviously from spammers (i.e. with e-mail addresses in Russia), but there may have been some valid ones which were accidentally included. If this occurred, I'm sorry. Simply sign up again and click on the activation link.

If you're a spammer, just go away as your posts will never get approved.

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Re: Accounts Deleted Due to Spammers

Postby rubbus » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:43 am

Any way to moderate new account creation? Not sure if it already is...
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Re: Accounts Deleted Due to Spammers

Postby GeoffSchultz » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:57 am

rubbus wrote:Any way to moderate new account creation? Not sure if it already is...


To install some of the newer anti-spam controls, I need to update the forum software which requires that I switch the "skin" that people see when they connect to server. As a result I'm taking this one step at a time and over the weekend I'll update the server software and then institute some anti-spam controls on the account registration page.

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Re: Accounts Deleted Due to Spammers

Postby GeoffSchultz » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:01 pm

Just as an FYI, in the past 3 weeks we've had almost 1000 spammer accounts created (and deleted by me)...Thankfully the rate is dropping off...

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Re: Accounts Deleted Due to Spammers

Postby Michel » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:51 am

Geoff,

Many thanks for all the work you do on our foum.

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Re: Accounts Deleted Due to Spammers

Postby GeoffSchultz » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:28 am

We just passed 5000 spam accounts...all of which have been deleted...Royal PIA dealing with this.

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Re: Accounts Deleted Due to Spammers

Postby unfetteredalexandria » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:46 pm

Thank you for dealing with this; it is a great forum thanks to your efforts!
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