[TriLUG] phpBB and spam FW: Activate user account
cal3 at clindner.com
Wed Apr 29 13:38:39 EDT 2009
I run a site for our HOA with phpBB and we were getting a number of bot
registrations. Found the following:
As a solution, with little complexity and a lot less fake registrations
making their way through I've used this:
Jim Ray wrote:
> As some of you may know, I had a calling, became ordained and started a congregation on the internet:
> Unfortunately, I receive fake user account activation with links to pr0n sites and had rather folks use their own web sites for that type of activity. Mine is for discussing God and love.
> Even with the CAPTCHA thingie, I can not figure out a way to prevent these bots from trying to become a member of the forum.
> Does anybody have a secret sauce they use to handle the situation, or is it just the nature of the beast?
> Rev. Jim
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jim at neuse.net [mailto:jim at neuse.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 11:50 AM
> To: Jim Ray
> Subject: Activate user account
> The account owned by "iodisalmMyday" has been deactivated or newly created,
> you should check the details of this user (if required) and handle it
> Use this link to view the user's profile:
> Use this link to activate the account:
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