Guest Mark Goldstein
November 27, 2006 in Feedback
Hi,I get a handful of spam messages every day. Usually I delete the message and user and add their IP address to the ban list. It's just occurred to me that unless they have a fixed IP address, this won't be very useful. Is it really worth banning IP addresses in this way, or should I just clear my ban list now, and if not, what is the best way to deal with the spammers?
In my opinion, ip is not the best way to ban. If they are using a proxy, banning the ip will do nothing. The best thing as far as banning goes, is to ban the email address. Do something like this - *@email.com which will prevent anyone registering with that email address.
OK, thanks for the advice!
IPs are horrible ways to ban due to dynamic IPs, someone that wants to come in my show up on that IP, then they can't get in. ><
The best thing as far as banning goes, is to ban the email address. Do something like this - *@email.com which will prevent anyone registering with that email address.
They would be banned also, yes.
Hhmm. Okay, thanks.What are my options, then? I suppose I could ask all my legit web.de members to find an alternative email domain to use, and then ban it. I know one thing's for sure... I just can't keep spending so much time each day deleting *@web.de accounts! I'm fed up with it!
I guess you could get a mod put together, or you could use one of the Anti-Spam mods on IPSBeyond, but I think that banning it and asking your members using it to change email is perhaps the "easiest" or "path of least resistance".I've linked a few of the anti-spam mods on IPSB for you to look at:http://www.ipsbeyond.com/forums/index.php?...mp;showfile=595http://www.ipsbeyond.com/forums/index.php?...mp;showfile=559 (this one is apparently REALLY good)http://www.ipsbeyond.com/forums/index.php?...mp;showfile=586
Thank you! :)
One thing that would be nice is the option to add a comment when you ban a IP address. I have banned lots of them but I cant remember who used which address so I cant delete any of them.
There is a modification for that as well by FuSoYa.You would need to go to his site or IPSB to get it.Edit: It's called (FSY21) Ban Filter Reasons OR (FSY22) Ban Filter Reasons if you plan to use it on IPB 2.2 :)
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