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  • PM Spam

    This started yesterday. It seems like the new trend now is a registered member sending spam PMs to all the members. I think they are extracting member names from the Members List page and have a bot send PMs to members one at a time.

    Any fix to this? I'm currently running 3.6.4.

    Thanks.

  • #2
    Upgrade to 3.6.5 to make sure all security issues are fixed.

    Then turn on image verification for registration.

    And finally you could create a secondary usergroup called 'users who can PM'.

    Once created remove the permissions from the default usergroup for registered users. And set up a promotion, based on postcount.

    Required to have (for example) 1 post.
    For usergroup : registered
    And upgrade them to secundary usergroup : users who can send PM.

    Then when a user has 0 posts .. can't private msg.
    And users who have 1 post .. will get this permission.

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    • #3
      Maybe this also helps you prevent it a bit more: Sticky: How to Reduce Spam and Registration Bots

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