Seeking spam filter
#1
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I admin a board which gets a few spammers daily. Two users are moderators and we 3 purge spammers as needed and I ban the IPs.

One of the moderators found this page of spam filters, but the  page dates from 2011 - 2013 and is for an earlier version of MyBB.

My questions:
Thanks in advance for your help.

I never eat spam. Why do these bozos keep sending it to me? Cool 

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#2
Feel free to try https://www.blocked.com/install.php

WallBB also made a great post on his site that you might like to check out : http://wallbb.co.uk/how-to-stop-forum-sp...bb-forums/

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#3
(2016-10-07, 11:51 AM)katos Wrote: Feel free to try https://www.blocked.com/install.php

WallBB also made a great post on his site that you might like to check out : http://wallbb.co.uk/how-to-stop-forum-sp...bb-forums/

Thank you. I apologize for not getting back to you sooner.  I'm having some success with forum settings and by promoting a couple of users to moderators.

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#4
If you can find some words/phrase patterns on spammers posts, you can try this. It doesn't ban IPs, it only bans users. But it can be easily modified to ban IPs too.
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(2016-11-01, 01:17 PM)Neeeeeeeeeel.- Wrote: If you can find some words/phrase patterns on spammers posts, you can try this. It doesn't ban IPs, it only bans users. But it can be easily modified to ban IPs too.

Thanks for the suggestion. However, the spammers are very diverse, advertising such things a sign painting in Bahrain, to skin treatments to porn. They have in common that they are desperate losers, not a status they proclaim in searchable print.

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#6
I'm sure it's possible to find patterns to prevent 90% of thread/posts. Feel free to PM me...
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#7
Fassim Anti-spam was a good option, but it has since shut down. (There's no way to get an api key anymore, nor if you had one would it really do you any good since the site is gone.)

You may want to try Spamalyzer instead. A user (Sama34) on ZiNgA BuRgA's site added code to update it to 1.8 then another user collected the fixes and put them in the file for download. (download location for that.) Spamalyzer is pretty effective at stopping spam from ever hitting your site. Just make sure to take time to configure it and add to the word blocks.
(Make sure the stopforumspam checks are enabled as they help massively.)

Another option, if you're comfortable editing the .php of MyBB itself... would be to install ZB Block. This one is a bit trickier to get running... but I've heard good things about it.
My MyBB 2.0 suggestions - Mass edit group permissions - Post based Anti-spam
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(2016-11-03, 02:04 PM)VirusZero Wrote: Fassim Anti-spam was a good option, but it has since shut down. (There's no way to get an api key anymore, nor if you had one would it really do you any good since the site is gone.)

You may want to try  Spamalyzer instead. A user (Sama34) on ZiNgA BuRgA's site added code to update it to 1.8  then another user collected the fixes and put them in the file for download. (download location for that.) Spamalyzer is pretty effective at stopping spam from ever hitting your site. Just make sure to take time to configure it and add to the word blocks.
(Make sure the stopforumspam checks are enabled as they help massively.)

Another option, if you're comfortable editing the .php of MyBB itself... would be to install ZB Block. This one is a bit trickier to get running... but I've heard good things about it.

Thank you all. Sorry about the delay replying - offline for a day.

Ill check these out over the next few days.

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