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Risks of mass banning SPAM IPs?
One of my forums is being heavily targeted by spam, with a new sign up every couple of minutes but no direct link if IPs.
I'm worried about banning IPs because doing individually wouldn't do much since each sign up is using a unique IP. There is a slight link between some groups ie..
and so on...
What are the chances of these IPs being used by genuine users, as i don't want genuine users being blocked.
Are there any better methods of blocking IPs? without risking hurting real users.
Do you have any security implementations to your signup form? Like complex captcha?
I've tried Q+A and ReCAPTCHA .. both don't seem to work very well with spam
Originally Posted by nixtree
I do not recommend the mass IP block banning, unless you target visitors from specific region. Try to put multiple measures that needs more manual intervention. That can keep some of them away.
Are you requiring email activation? That can really help out. Automatically delete accounts that haven't been activated after 14 days.
Create a custom profile field and make it required, it may temporarily slow them down, unless you're be targeted.
I'd be happy to help out further if you want? Send me a PM, if you wish.
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