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greenhil

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hi, this is probably a simple fix but i cannot find a post about yet...i have had the same issues with comment spam as others recently and i have installed the latest spamx version (after fully deleting the old one)...anyway...i got a successful install message in admin/plugins but i cannot access the index page for the plugin...i get a root users only access denied message - naturally i am the root user so i am perplexed.

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Dirk

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The plugin checks for 'spamx.admin' permissions, which you don't seem to have. Which indicates that the plugin install was not successful ...

bye, Dirk
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greenhil

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sorry but can you elaborate? am i missing a file? do i need to remove and reinstall?
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Dirk

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As I said: The install probably failed.

Users of the Root group don't automatically have access to anything. If you do a check for a specific permission ('spamx.admin', in this case), then the user has to have that right.

During its install, the Spam-X plugin will create a spamx Admin group, give that group the 'spamx.admin' right and then add the Root group as a member of that group. And only then can a Root user access the Spam-X admin page.

Btw, when you reinstall the Spam-X plugin, you will miss the gl_spamx table in the end. That's a bug we've only discovered recently. You will have to create that table manually. The table definition can be found in sql/mysql_tableanddata.php

bye, Dirk
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