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The "free email" ban will not be enacted. There was a very fiery discussion last night about it, and alternative measures will be devised instead.

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Re: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2011, 05:03:24 pm »
good.
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Re: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2011, 03:06:35 am »
Some spam prevention modules have been installed. In theory they should make life hard for the spammers, but should be OK for real people. I never used these before, so I have no idea if they'll behave themselves. If they misbehave, please drop me a line.

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Re: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2011, 04:26:44 am »
I agree lets stop those spamming idiots in there track they recently hijacked another forum  I use and completely destroyed it, so if we can put policy's and procedures in place to keep these idiots at bay from causing havoc then I am all for it.........Its about time we try and clean up the internet and get it back to what it was designed for and that is the sharing of information, not cluttered by useless ad's for Viagra etc

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Re: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2011, 04:55:04 am »
Testing...

Ok, so no "per post" human verification apparently.

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Re: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2011, 05:12:20 am »
Thank you.

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Re: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2011, 07:53:51 am »
Some spam prevention modules have been installed. In theory they should make life hard for the spammers, but should be OK for real people. I never used these before, so I have no idea if they'll behave themselves. If they misbehave, please drop me a line.


Is there a option to moderate (or captcha) the first 'x' e.g. 5 posts of new members on SMF ?

This will usually block spammers that break through the other new account systems.

Worth checking into.  Security and anti-spam requires a layered system.  As they get more clever, you adjust and change the layers.

« Last Edit: January 09, 2011, 08:19:22 am by marrandy »

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Re: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2011, 10:52:08 am »
Some spam prevention modules have been installed. In theory they should make life hard for the spammers, but should be OK for real people. I never used these before, so I have no idea if they'll behave themselves. If they misbehave, please drop me a line.

Do you know which plugins exactly got installed? I have other forum that I co-admin so that I can take a look at them.

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Re: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2011, 06:46:51 pm »
Some spam prevention modules have been installed. In theory they should make life hard for the spammers, but should be OK for real people. I never used these before, so I have no idea if they'll behave themselves. If they misbehave, please drop me a line.

Do you know which plugins exactly got installed? I have other forum that I co-admin so that I can take a look at them.

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The services they use will probably give you some hints on similar modules for other forum platforms.

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Re: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2011, 06:49:31 pm »
Some spam prevention modules have been installed. In theory they should make life hard for the spammers, but should be OK for real people. I never used these before, so I have no idea if they'll behave themselves. If they misbehave, please drop me a line.


Is there a option to moderate (or captcha) the first 'x' e.g. 5 posts of new members on SMF ?

This will usually block spammers that break through the other new account systems.

Worth checking into.  Security and anti-spam requires a layered system.  As they get more clever, you adjust and change the layers.



I'm still trying to find modules that do this. I'm not doing any coding myself yet (no time to do it). Still hoping others did it already. There is a SMF addon that imposes post-count restrictions on links, like if you're under a certain number of posts, your links get either mangled (have to copy/paste them and reconstruct them manually) or get a nofollow attribute (so no page rank for you).

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Re: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2011, 08:12:55 pm »
New users won't be able to edit their profiles until they reach 4 posts. They'll be caught before reaching this number anyway.