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  • [Forum] How to mass delete and report spam in Private Messages

    When i go to moderate thread i have the function to delete and report as spam and ban for all time. But when it comes to PM i do not have that function i have to go each of these MANY people who use the functions to sent spam that luckily ended up in moderated.

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    You could delete them directly from the database using eg. phpmyadmin.

    Maybe you want to check your settings for the human verification manager to decrease new spam accounts.

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    • #3
      Why is there not a function like the normal threads? Yes i have a human question as well but i guess i have to change it or something. I am getting loads of PM spam. How do i make a group for permanent ban like they do when i ban them in threads?

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      • #4
        I don't know why there isn't a feature, maybe because it wasn't a problem in the past.
        I recommend to use a question related to your site and/or don't use an answer where people have to enter a number. Spambots just try every number until they are successful.

        Please can you clarify your last question. I don't get it, sorry.

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        • #5
          I already have a questions related to my sites so that is not the issue. Maybe i should change the questions sometimes the bots might be into me. I mean how do i make a NEVER ENDING BAN USERGROUP.

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          • #6
            You should have an usergroup called banned members.
            In your User infraction manager you should see this group under the setting group "Automatic ban". Click on edit -> Lift Ban After -> Choose Permanent - Never Lift Ban
            If you move user manually from an usergroup do 'banned members' they are banned permanently.

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            • #7
              I only have one and that one could only do ban for 2 years even if i doubt this people come back. What is best ban them or delete them?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mindstream View Post
                I am getting loads of PM spam.
                If human verification, Q & A or re-captcha dont work, you might try Spam-O-Matic which can be found at vbulletin.org
                No private support, only PM me when I ask for it. Support in the forums only.

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                • #9
                  PM's don't have inline moderation because pm's are only between two people. An admin cannot go into others pm's and see the spam.

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                  • #10
                    But when i go to moderation i can see the inside of the message since i see all the Rolex and Viagra links inside.

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                    • #11
                      Into what moderation?

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                      • #12
                        Private messages awaiting moderation

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                        • #13
                          Private messages can't be moderated...

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                          • #14
                            Visitor Message is that not Private messages?

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                            • #15
                              Visitor messages are those messages visible on your profile.
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