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  • LancerForums
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    Yeah, we banned and blocked the ip address just in case. This is also a useful post on vb.org on how to modify vBulletin to help combat this issue:
    http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=59263

    Thought it might help those who experienced the same problem.

    Thanks!

    Mark

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  • poolking
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    Originally posted by LancerForums
    Wouldn't it be easy for a person to manually register and then use the bot on that username though?

    Mark
    If you are that worried about this user, do as I suggested, ban him, block his ip address.

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  • LancerForums
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    Wouldn't it be easy for a person to manually register and then use the bot on that username though?

    Mark

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  • poolking
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    Originally posted by LancerForums
    Hi,

    We just recently had a new member spam all of our members through the email form in vB. Has this ocurred on any other vB forums? I'm guessing there's now a bot out there doing this sort of thing. What can we do to prevent this? Would the image verification feature of vB be a best bet or is this a lost cause?

    Thanks,

    Mark
    Just ban him, then block his IP to prevent him from re-registering.

    Yes the image verification is your best bet, because if it is a bot, it would require human intervention to enter the code in the image.

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  • LancerForums
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    Spam Sent Through vB Email Forms

    Hi,

    We just recently had a new member spam all of our members through the email form in vB. Has this ocurred on any other vB forums? I'm guessing there's now a bot out there doing this sort of thing. What can we do to prevent this? Would the image verification feature of vB be a best bet or is this a lost cause?

    Thanks,

    Mark
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