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SMF Support => SMF 1.1.x Support => Topic started by: ponsukeen on September 27, 2018, 09:08:47 AM

Title: Help Preventing Spam
Post by: ponsukeen on September 27, 2018, 09:08:47 AM
I am using SMF and the custom Avare Mu theme.  Every day, I am getting constant spam from bots.  I looked at installing an anti-spam modification, but simple installs are only for the default theme.   Therefore, it seems that I need to do manual coding.  A few questions:

1.  Does the manual coding apply to all custom themes, or do different themes require different coding?
2.  Is there a recommended security modification that others are having success with in preventing spam in their forum?
3.  Has anyone successfully installed an anti-bot mod to the Avare Mu theme?

Thank you for your help
Title: Re: Help Preventing Spam
Post by: Illori on September 27, 2018, 09:10:50 AM
https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Spam_-_my_forum_is_flooded_with_spam,_what_can_I_do
Title: Re: Help Preventing Spam
Post by: Kindred on September 27, 2018, 09:49:22 AM
first and foremost - UPGRADE to 2.0.15
Title: Re: Help Preventing Spam
Post by: GigaWatt on September 27, 2018, 07:56:37 PM
About the spam, try setting up your registration questions using this (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=531660.msg3776163#msg3776163) questionnaire template ;).
Title: Re: Help Preventing Spam
Post by: Illori on September 28, 2018, 05:28:05 AM
About the spam, try setting up your registration questions using this (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=531660.msg3776163#msg3776163) questionnaire template ;).

actually the OP cant do that unless they upgrade to SMF 2.0 first as SMF 1.1 does not have the questions built in.
Title: Re: Help Preventing Spam
Post by: GigaWatt on September 28, 2018, 11:28:32 AM
Yeah, just saw that this is posted in the 1.1 support board.

@ponsukeen: You need to upgrade ASAP. You're really behind on security fixes.
Title: Re: Help Preventing Spam
Post by: ponsukeen on October 31, 2018, 01:51:16 AM
thanks you very much