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Re: Announcement (Posting SPAM)
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2018, 12:44:24 AM »
I am considering banning all TLD domains except the following:
.COM
.NET
.ORG
.CO.UK
.CA
.US
..please don't make us enforce this!!
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Re: Announcement (Posting SPAM)
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2018, 09:27:09 AM »
I found an awesome website that lets me cross reference email addresses and IP addresses so I can better determine if its SPAM or not. If someone is a legit account then they'll have to sign up multiable times or email the admin email address.
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Re: Announcement (Posting SPAM)
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2018, 09:32:22 AM »
Any issues creating an account can be forwarded to support@jdtechservices.com but just make sure to explain what you're seeing.
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Re: Announcement (Posting SPAM)
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2018, 03:03:16 PM »
All new accounts must be approved by an admin going forward.
This system seems to be working. I also banned a few IPs from even using this forum. As of now no rule changes have been made.
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Re: Announcement (Posting SPAM)
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2018, 03:00:12 AM »
I'm noticing the domain "gmx.com" that provides free email accounts is used a lot but when I go to reach out to confirmation these don't reply. Remember everyone I will automatically deny the accounts that don't reply or don't fall under our guidelines.
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Re: Announcement (Posting SPAM)
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2018, 07:22:39 AM »
i know there are websites that allow users or bots to create disposable email accounts. im not sure of the sites but that something to think about
Thirty spokes are joined in the wheel's hub.
The hole in the middle makes it useful.

...the value comes from what is there,
But the use comes from what is not there.

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Re: Announcement (Posting SPAM)
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2018, 09:16:18 AM »
i know there are websites that allow users or bots to create disposable email accounts. im not sure of the sites but that something to think about
Yes this is why we're currently setup the way we are. It requires human interaction to become a member. Admins will email new member requests and if no one replies after two attempts the requests are denied. Also, some targeted domains and TLDs are automatically denied under our current policy. Exceptions can be made in a case-by-case basis.
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Re: Announcement (Posting SPAM)
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2018, 07:06:19 AM »
Just another day sorting through fake accounts.. lol. No seriously its not bad at all. They aren't really hurting the forum and using cleantalk.org and stopforumspam.com to reference them is glorious :D I can block IP addresses and emails.
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Re: Announcement (Posting SPAM)
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2018, 05:34:13 PM »
If you're a legitimate user trying to join the forum it's VERY important you reply to the admin email. I had to dump all the pending accounts because it got alittle too annoying so I'm sorry if you got skipped.
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Re: Announcement (Posting SPAM)
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2018, 10:03:51 PM »
Really gotta thank cleantalk.org for their data collection. Cleaned up a lot on here and banned a chunk. Even found one that got through ;)
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Re: Announcement (Posting SPAM)
« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2018, 09:40:59 AM »
Banning the "gmx.com" domain. Sorry everyone.
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Re: Announcement (Posting SPAM)
« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2018, 10:58:39 AM »
Is it SPAM? Search it at https://cleantalk.org/blacklists/ and bam you win lol. They even let you setup automatic filters :D
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Re: Announcement (Posting SPAM)
« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2018, 11:01:04 AM »
Started analyzing SPAM data I collected and now am making an organized list.
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Re: Announcement (Posting SPAM)
« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2018, 07:08:44 AM »
Banning the "yandex.com" domain. Sorry everyone.
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Re: Announcement (Posting SPAM)
« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2018, 06:29:30 PM »
Banning the "gmx.com" domain. Sorry everyone.
Banning the "yandex.com" domain. Sorry everyone.
I feel like a huge check of it stopped after these two changes and when I banned all .RU too.
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