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ismael

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Hi,

i've been reciving SPAM (detected with SPAM-X) from anonymous user (userid=1) but i've enabled comments only from registered users.

Anybody knows what's happen?

Thank you,
ismael
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Dirk

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Are you sure they're comments? It could just as well be story, links, or event submissions.

Spam-X doesn't make it easy to tell them apart, though. Try enabling the spam notification emails (add 8 to the $_CONF['spamx'] value) and check the emails you get then carefully. They should contain enough information to tell what's really being submitted.

bye, Dirk
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ismael

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>Are you sure they're comments? It could just as well be story, links, or event submissions.

i'm sure, i've enabled the email spam notification and they're comments from user id = 1 (anonymous).

i don't know what's happens.
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Dirk

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Okay, please forward me one of those notifications (with all the headers it adds to the notification) and tell me the URL of your site and I'll have a look.

bye, Dirk
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Dirk

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The notification email you sent me was for a Trackback (note that it contains "Tracked on ..." which is only added for Trackbacks and Pingbacks).

Trackbacks are, by definition, always anonymous. So your only option would be to disable them entirely.

However, to my knowledge, Geeklog does a pretty good job at catching Trackback spam. I usually set $_CONF['check_trackback_link'] = 5; and haven't seen a single Trackback spam making it through since.

The spammers are still trying it of course, which is why you see the entries in the Spam-X log.

bye, Dirk
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ismael

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Okay, thank you
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