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help me... - suwandichen13 - 2011-12-09

how to protect mybb forum from spammer bot????
or somthing...please help....

RE: help me... - Nathan Malcolm - 2011-12-09

(2011-07-26, 06:22 PM)Fábio Maia Wrote: Well, you can't just "block" bots by enabling a button or something. Unfortunately, that's not how it works. Spam will always be a problem on the internet. And even though nowadays spam is created by real humans instead of bots, there are ways to reduce it. I recommend installing these plugins:

These should help stop most spammers during registration. But for those who get in, you can use these: (use the "Can post links?" permission on new users)

Those last two are, in my opinion, the best protection you can take against spammers. Why? Spammers usually register with the goal to spam your forum with links to their client's websites. By stopping them from using links in signatures, profiles and posts, they will probably leave and never come back. Who cares about a few nonsense posts, it's free content. At least I know they failed their mission!

RE: help me... - suwandichen13 - 2011-12-18

thanks for your help.

RE: help me... - Josh H. - 2011-12-19

In 1.6.5 though, the reCaptcha mod is no longer needed. It has been added into core. You just need to configure it with your reCaptcha API keys in the ACP.