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Re: Spam attack last night - new member registration closed temporarily

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Originally Posted by Edman View Post
I would look at IP addresses of the bots and ban some IP ranges. On some of my forums I ban registrations from all of China, Russia and Ukraine (this of course depends on the forum). I use this vB plugin to select countries: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=198440

Also, vB plugins like Spam-o-matic are quite useful.
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=248042
We do ban IP ranges and selected email address parts and domains.

We have bona fide members from China and Russia and other countries where many spammers originate from so I won't ban whole countries. Spam has not been a major issue for the e-group and this episode is by far the worst. Let's hope it is simply transient.

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