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rvsuper8

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Registered: 03/23/08
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Over the past few days, I have seen a significant increase in the number of users trying to register with .cn mail addresses. Upwards of 15 a day.
Can I combat this in some way?
I have SpamX running but I dont think it was built for this problem.
Thanks
Mike
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Dirk

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Spam-X doesn't look at user submissions.

You could install the CAPTCHA plugin and activate it for the registration.

There's also $_CONF['disallow_domains'], which takes a comma-separated list of regular expressions of domain names you don't want to let through.

bye, Dirk
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1000ideen

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Do you have BadBehavior running? It stops bots. http://www.gllabs.org/article.php?story=bb2_2013
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rvsuper8

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Registered: 03/23/08
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I do not have bad behavior running.
I installed captcha a few days ago.
I went from ~15 spam user registrations a day, to zero.
Id say it worksSmile
Thanks team,
Mike
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