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phpbb banning multiple users by username/email

On phpbb, we usually select many user names and put it in the ban list. This is fine. but here's my key question: Are these banned users banned by their user names only OR emails OR both? If they're ...
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Sending Emails via Google SMTP - after some time quit working

on a website I use PHPMailer to send automated registration emails, etc and also a newsletter-tool (which loops through the emails and sends them one by one). Also, I configured in Gmail under ...
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Sending HTML to Gmail always lands in Spam

I am having an issue with sending HTML emails to Gmail. I can send them to Yahoo, Hotmail, RR, AOL, etc. with no problem at all, but when I send them to Gmail I get kicked to spam. I have checked ...
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Dealing with spam by blocking URLs?

I run a giant community. Many spammers will use link shorteners or .tk domains that 301 to their spam offer. How are sites detecting the final domain and is this a viable solution to block spam? ex. ...
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How to remove spam links from google?

My wordpress website got the pharma attack. Now there are lots of spam links on my website indexed by the Google. Is there possiblilty to remove these links from the Google using robots.txt file or ...
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What do big websites do about spam emails to the support department?

My website's support email address is starting to get a lot of spam emails to it, what do big companies do about this?
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Silverstripe: How can I disable comments?

My client site is built in Silverstripe, there is a news page, and it allows people to leave comments. Unfortunately we've got loads of spam emails. I'm new to this, is there any way we can disable ...
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Gmail is marking my emails as SPAM - Please help [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How could I prevent my mail from being recognized as spam? gmail is marking my emails as SPAM I used the great service: isNOTspam.com to check my email against spam I ...
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Strategy to prevent spammers from taking advantage of “Invite by email” feature?

We are developing a web application, and we would like to make it very easy and effective for our users to invite their friends, family and colleagues to view and interact with their content on the ...
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Moderator with no power to fix spam bot issue [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent spam on sites which I control? I think this is the correct site to post this. So I'm a moderator (not administrator) on anddev.org and it's completely ...
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Stopping comment spam with links(need suggestion) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent comment spam on sites which I control? After bearing 1 year spammy comments with links in those in my 10 sites, finally I've disallowed comment posting ...
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Best lightweight PHP/MySQL forum with spam-protection [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? I have already searched and checked out posts like this and this but it isn't what I'm looking for. I'm looking for a lightweight ...
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Is it possible to block traffic originating from a specific country?

My personal website is currently getting a lot of spam comments at the moment, and most of them originate from Russia (I've used Google Analytics to identify the traffic, and a lot of the links link ...
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Site being repeatedly hacked: any useful tips for tracking down entry point?

I'm suffering from a spam hack where my site periodically starts to show Viagra spam to Google and other spiders. The method of the hack is basically that my .htaccess file gets modified to route all ...
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How to protect the contact us page from spammers? Even using captcha, validation etc I sitll receive spam letters

I have on my site, every field validation + captcha protection + math validation + server scripting validation, but still this a spammer keeps sending me spam mails. Is there any better smarter ...
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How can I reduce the number of spammers registering with my phpBB site?

I have a site which runs phpBB, on this site I have enabled user authentication through email when registering enabled captcha However I still get spam users every 20 to 30 minutes. Is there ...
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Prevent spam using Honey Pots

I am really curious about how to prevent comment spam in a forum using a honey pot trap for spam bots. What if CSS and javascript is turned off in a browser? Do you see any other disadvantages in ...
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What is the most time-effective way to monitor & manage threats from bots and/or humans?

I'm usually overwhelmed by the amount of tools that hosting companies provide to track & quantify traffic data and statistics. I'm equally overwhelmed by the countless flavors of malicious ...
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Why do spammers use CELESTRON NEXTAR 6SE?

I am running a website for a volunteer organization that hosts an annual event. There is a form where people can volunteer to bring items for the event. All too frequently I get spam from users ...
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What's a good way to keep spam out of 'anonymous' submission websites? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make your site anti-bot? I'm trying to do everything I can to prevent spammers from just pasting crap all over my forum websites. People get incentivized by video games ...
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How to tell the world that I'm not an spammer?

In this question, I just found out that my website address has been reported as spam, by services like Akismet. However, I'm not really an spammer. I'm a web developer, and I'm not selling any product ...
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Effective captcha solutions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent spam on sites which I control? ReCaptcha is all the rage at the moment, Based on customer/user feedback, what other captcha or general human ...
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Has anybody earned $0.25+ from each of a captcha (on your website) passing?

I am a real dummy in web monetizing schemes. [ 1 ] informs that a captcha vendor: "charges a fee of about 25 cents to 50 cents for each form that is filled out using a Type-In ad [captcha]... ...
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Can randomly-generated field names help avoid SPAM bots?

If I were to generate my field names randomly each time a contact form was rendered, would that help prevent SPAM bots from recognizing the fields? Can they read label text?
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Need help for stopping spam inquiries [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make your site anti-bot? I am not a web developer, nor have I the required knowledge to grasp this situation. I have a small company with a modest web site where I ...
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How to tell whether spammers are bots or humans?

How can you tell if the people that are spamming your forum or website are in fact bots or human spammers? Please note that the question is not about preventing spammers. It is to determine if the ...
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Best way to block “comment spam” postings to web forms? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make your site anti-bot? I have a custom web form on my PHP-based site. Recently it is getting a regular stream of comment-spam postings from a few specific IP ...
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Recommended Spam Best Practices [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent spam on sites which I control? Are there any recommended admin tools or interfaces for reviewing and moderating spam on a community-driven UGC site?
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Spam prevention through IP tracking

I am building a website with user generated comments. In order to implement user moderation/spam-protection, users have the ability to mark comments as spam. When one comment is marked as spam, I want ...
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How to ban registrations from TOR exits?

I am getting far too many fake registrations through TOR exits. I would like to block these registrations like major sites do. What is the proper way to do that?
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When using email as login name, what precautions should I take for registration?

When your registration form is using a user ID that is the same as their email address, I'm somewhat concerned over spammers using the "User name is in use" as a means to validate the existence of an ...
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mailto link is a spam flag, what is the simplest way to explain this to business person

Do you agree that it is generally bad practice to include mail to links and emails in websites because of spam and the various malicious agents that search and use emails? If so how could I explain ...