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Re: Spam

Post by gm1mfn » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:50 am

As you may have noticed we had a sustained spam attack over the last few days. Chris has now deleted them and restored a bit of sanity.

Thanks for your patience.
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Re: Spam

Post by G4OHV » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:35 pm

If you look in Administration Control Panel, under Board Configuration, you can enable the Spambot Countermeasures.
This might help
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Re: Spam

Post by gm1mfn » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:38 pm

They are already enabled.
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Re: Spam

Post by G4GUO » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:12 am

As this site has a very low level of real user message posting wouldn't it be better to manually
moderate all messages for the time being?

- Charles G4GUO

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Re: Spam

Post by gm1mfn » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:27 pm

That would certainly fix the problem. I wonder if the real users have been driven away by the spammers?
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Re: Spam

Post by G4GUO » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:33 am

Some of my followers on Twitter have made complaints about the spam.
But if you added catchpas to the sending of messages they would complain
about that as well. What I don't like is the sheer quantity of the spam sometimes
because I can't easily tell which are the new real messages as they all go red!

I also subscribe to a couple of other DATV lists and those are pretty quiet too.
I guess it is just because there are so few of us :(

- Charles G4GUO

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