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Started by JustMe776, September 25, 2012, 07:30:10 PM

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Hello people, i have a BIGGGGG problem.
I have now for like 7 months already problems with someone who is making Scam/Spyware accounts using Proxy Servers.
How can i stop that because now i cant even put the forum up for registration because some **** is making fake accounts.
Everyday when i have the registration on i get like 20 fake accounts.. And that in 1 Day!!!!!!
Its drives me actually crazy and if it cant be helped im just moving to another forum who have better protection with it.
I hope u guys/girls can help me or else i am forced to go somewhere else.

kind regarts Bryan

p.s.: Change the Verification stuf cuzz its damn sh*tty to read!


Welcome to the forum.

Which  version smf do you use?

Change the Verification stuf cuzz its damn sh*tty to read!

Yest you managed to read it.


Quote from: JustMe776 on September 25, 2012, 07:30:10 PM
p.s.: Change the Verification stuf cuzz its damn sh*tty to read!
And yet it is you struggling with fake registrations.

Kill Em All

Have you seen this topic?

Pay special notice to: 4) Install Anti-Spam measures

A personal favorite of mine is this mod.

That mod only works though if you are on SMF 2.0

My Site:

Manual Installation of Mods
Prevent Spam and Forum Attacks
Please do not PM or email me for support unless offered, help should be publicly displayed to others.


i have also the verification stuf on at the highest in registration and still there are fake accounts.

And yes i could post the comment after trying 10 times the verifidation code.


Captcha is basically pointless at this time. Most bots have broken the captcha by one method or another...

the biggest help and best thing you can do with the basic SMF 2.0.x installation is add "questions". Doing this alone seems to have a significant impact on reducing the spam registrations.

Additionally, I use the following mods and get ZERO spam registrations these days

Bad Behavior + HttpBL
Stop Spammer (or Stop Forum Spam)

If you are really paranoid, you can also install the Forum Firewall mod... but be careful to read ALL the warnings and instructions.

Please do not PM, IM or Email me with support questions.  You will get better and faster responses in the support boards.  Thank you.

"Loki is not evil, although he is certainly not a force for good. Loki is... complicated."