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GrahamO




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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
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Jorgan,

Can you try and put *.yopmail.com on the email banlist please ?

Every time I try, it says its done but still allows people to register using yopmail which a one-time email address service being used by spammers.


Done, did *@yopmail.com as I presume that's what you meant. It's showing on the list.


Same problem with *.mailconn.com

It wont add for me - could someone do the usual please ?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

Has anyone added an IP address to the banned list? Some of our people can't log on and are getting a "Banned from the forum" message. I can't work out how to delete IP addresses from the banned list!

Oh dear.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I added a block on some IP addresses in Afghanistan, China, Bangladesh and Phillipines where spam was coming from.

What IP address are they getting the banned message from ?

Are they sure its an IP address ban and not a ban from trying to use one shot email address hosts which the spammers use ?

All that should be necessary is to find the IP address or range in the banlist, click on it, and click Submit and it should be reversed - that the phpbb software version stopped being supported 8 years ago is a inor issue but could explain why its been difficulty to add domains to the banlist in the past.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T-Rex can't log on and gets the banned message (from NZ). I can only think it's an IP address issue. His email, username etc etc is good. I've logged on as him from London and it works. If you go back to his last post and click on the IP address you'll see how vast the IP address location library is, I assume he's been collected up in an IP address banning.

I was going to delete all no wildcard IP addresses but can't find a way of doing it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyS.. wrote:
I was going to delete all no wildcard IP addresses but can't find a way of doing it.


You certainly don't want to delete all wildcard addresses as thats keeping the vast majority of the spam out. Is there a way way you can access directly the text file that holds the banlist and edit that as 'uber-admin' and just remove the last one on the list which covers Australia ?

I've tried Chrome and Safari but they don't allow them to be deleted in the same way I had problems adding some disposable email addresses to the ban list. It makes me wonder if there is a bad file on the server side of things ?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"All Non-wildcard" that was meant to say. This keyboard will only accept input at a certain speed and I keep dropping letters. Very Happy

I'll log on as Dr TT later and see if that opens anything up. But don't let on that I know his password. Wink

EDIT: Nope, nuffin.

I guess a VPN would get around it though?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VPN certainly would.

I had a look at the archived phpbb2.0 forums (current version is 7 which shows how old this is) and the very question was asked and te helpful answer doesnt work albeit its what you would expect.

I suspect its a file permissions issue, as in can add to a file but not delete.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh well, the important thing is we tried. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=466&t=2361406

This implies there is probably a banlist table somewhere in the file structure which can be deleted. Most of entries are very IP specific and mostly pointless and its only the wider range ones that stop the thick spammers.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three more pointless spam account creation attempts this morning.

Its been actually very quiet of late mainly as they can still register, but not post from a lot of the the dodgy spam factories in India, Pakistan, China etc. due to IP blocks.

Its a pity we cannot IP block account creation but one day Gareth will respond and it can all be sorted out.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funnily enough I was going to ask if someone was blitzing the spam early morning cos I haven't seen any for ages...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Certificates expired as well, I hope no one is using the same password here as they use elsewhere.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, does that mean all my porn memberships are going to be compromised?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First forum spam I've seen for weeks, this morning using M47 ISP in London - the new home for spammers.
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