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macsteve

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Is there a option in Geeklog to prevent User-Registrations with a specific (Mail-)Domain?

my site has got about 1500 new SPAM-Users since Sunday - and they are spamming my site with SPAM-Comments ... I can mass-delete the Comments with the SPAM-X-Plug-in ... but how can i prevent that the Users can register? ... they do all have the same Mail-Domains ... :-/

:helpme:
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Robin

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how can i prevent that the Users can register?



You should definitely install gl_captcha.
HTH
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macsteve

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thx!

which one is recomended?

http://www.geeklog.net/filemgmt/index.php?id=754

or

http://www.geeklog.net/filemgmt/index.php?id=700
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Andy

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This is exactly the question I came looking for an answer to. Is gl_captcha the only way to set specific domains as not allowed to register? I don't have direct access to the system to install and it may take some time to get gl_captcha installed so I would like to disallow the @xyz.com domain (not posting the specific domain as I don't want to even start to increase their hits).
Andy
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jmucchiello

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If your webserver is Apache, you can setup a rule in .htaccess to deny inbound connections from a domain. Google around for the exact syntax.
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ironmax

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Quote by: macsteve

Is there a option in Geeklog to prevent User-Registrations with a specific (Mail-)Domain?

my site has got about 1500 new SPAM-Users since Sunday - and they are spamming my site with SPAM-Comments ... I can mass-delete the Comments with the SPAM-X-Plug-in ... but how can i prevent that the Users can register? ... they do all have the same Mail-Domains ... :-/

:helpme:



Wow...in a way...I wish I had that problem. It would give me something to do.
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Dirk

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Also see the earlier discussion about Bots that register and login. If it's the same bunch of spammers I assume, you can block their IP addresses. Although they seem to be learning some new tricks lately ...

bye, Dirk
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Andy

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Beyond The Network America is indeed the range of IP's I have been blocking. And the domain names listed in that discussion are indeed the ones I want to block, along with mistacronks.com (also using the same IP ranges mostly). I would really like a way to automatically block them but such that it sends them the note for authentication so that it is not immediately obvious they were already blocked.
Andy
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Dirk

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I would really like a way to automatically block them but such that it sends them the note for authentication so that it is not immediately obvious they were already blocked.


I've opted to send them a piece of my mind instead Evil

bye, Dirk
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