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*.ru email addresses

Posted by salmobytes 
*.ru email addresses
December 20, 2017 09:42AM
I have a DIY boat building site with roughly 20,000 phorum posts over the years. I have never yet, never once had a Russian user interested in boat building but I get perhaps 20 registrations per week with *.ru email addresses. A few from China too. I delete them manually every few days. I suppose I could make it a cron job. If real new users aren't yet confirmed by 3am my local time they should have acted faster.

I don't have time or patience to examine all not-yet-confirmed registrations. I get an mysql prompt and say:
delete from phorum_users where active != 1; (after deleting any related posts, if they exist).

I have the spam hurdles plugin activated and have fiddled with settings. I'm not complaining. Without spam hurdles I'd get 1000 spammers a week.

Punchline:
I'd like to ban all registrations using any *.ru email address.

In my censor list i have a rule .+\.mail\.ru but it doesn't work. So I must have written the rule incorrectly or there is a hack around.

Suggestions?



Edited 6 time(s). Last edit at 12/20/2017 10:17AM by salmobytes.
Re: *.ru email addresses
December 20, 2017 11:01AM
Are you using the Stop Forum Spam module?

There is also a php script ht tp: //ww w .spam botsecurity. co m it works pretty well, however the developer is not updating it. The users keep it going, see the forum, and there are alternative options in the forum.
Re: *.ru email addresses
December 21, 2017 02:54AM
Hi,

Quote
salmobytes
I'd like to ban all registrations using any *.ru email address.
In my censor list i have a rule .+\.mail\.ru but it doesn't work. So I must have written the rule incorrectly or there is a hack around.

Did you define your censor rule with "PCRE"?

to block any *.ru email: .*\.ru

Your example should be: .*mail.ru

Regards
Oliver


Using Phorum since 7/2000: forum.langzeittest.de (actual version 5.2.23)
Modules "Made in Germany" for version 5.2: Author_as_Sender, CarCost, Close_Topic, Conceal_Message_Timestamp,
Format_Email, Index_Structure, Mailing_List, Pervasive_Forum, Spritmonitor, Terms_of_Service and German_Language_Files_Package.
Re: *.ru email addresses
December 21, 2017 08:29AM
Was I using string or prce?

Ouch. I was using string so my regular expression was useless. Thank you. I also took the backslashing out of the rule. We'll see.
Stop forum spam module? I'm using "Spam Hurdles." I'll look into that. Perhaps report results in a week or two.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/21/2017 08:31AM by salmobytes.
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