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alch
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Joined: 27 Nov 2005
Posts: 1748
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Hi All,

We have been hit lately with a large number of spammers in the forum advertising various things. Because of this we had to disable websites and other personal info in the user profile as well as turn off the signatures.

I hope for your understanding.

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Alch
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tizef


Joined: 24 Feb 2012
Posts: 60
Location: France
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Hi AlCh,

Note that some forum spammers (as felixjsc) now use the body of the messages.
Have a look there: http://forums.clamwin.com/search.php?search_author=felixjsc
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alch
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Joined: 27 Nov 2005
Posts: 1748
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tizef wrote:
Hi AlCh,

Note that some forum spammers (as felixjsc) now use the body of the messages.
Have a look there: http://forums.clamwin.com/search.php?search_author=felixjsc


Quite elaborative and definitely from a real person, not an automated system. I've deleted the posts and the account.
Please let me know if you spot any more and I'll try to block those with the filter.

Thanks,
Alex
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Joined: 23 Sep 2013
Posts: 562
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I do not know what your current status is for forum spam, but when I worked with ZVL anti-exploit, before it became Malwarebytes anti-exploit, we used StopForumSpam as a spam filter service, but I believe that has been discontinued. There are also other websites that offer free spam filter lists. FSpamlist is one of them: http://fspamlist.com/index.php?c=home and so is SPAM-IP: http://spam-ip.com/list-1.html PhpBB also offered many ways to stop forum spam for their own forum sites here: http://www.streetsie.com/phpbb-email-banlist/ If you do use any of these lists, they do not update automatically, so be sure to download another copy every few days or so to keep up-to-date with the latest spammers. Of course, it is always good to have a few people watch the forum every now and then to find spammers that aren't blocked by any spam filters. Hope this help you guys out with your spam issues.
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