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  • IP Banning Question

    How do I ban all users from a specific country? At present all spam registrations are coming from China, Sri Lanka, Russia etc.

    Is it possible to ban a range of IPs to stop all new registrations from these countries?
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  • #2
    IP bans tend to be imprecise for that. But you can usually find IP ranges by country with a Google search.

    The ideal is to stop the spam bots from even registering. You can use one of the human verification options:

    Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Human Verification Manager (on the left, not the right)

    The Q&A option can be very effective. Note that the "image verification" option isn't very effective anymore since some bots are programmed to read those images.


    • #3
      I actually set up the Q&A option this morning and I've not had a spam registration - or any others since (I hope my question wasn't too difficult!)
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