Solved Look at your ACP's Spam Section and get this locked down

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Carlos X

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I've been here for years, I've NEVER seen a PM spam. Holy shit. A woman asking like... "what's yer a/s/l?" Like, she desperate. Lol. Let me get the screencap here in a sec. I reported it though, but shits funny...

[Nevermind the PM image, seems like @Ozzy47 cleaned it up.]

Anyway, @Cam! get into your ACP and start putting API's to stop this spam.. AT THE DOOR. This spam is getting through because there is no spam mitigation enabled.

I'll tag @Malcolm here too.
 

Ozzy47

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It’s being worked on. Some individual or individuals have targeted us and has be been doing this for a bit now.
 
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Carlos X

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It’s being worked on. Some individual or individuals have targeted us and h as be been doing this for a bit now.
Yeah. Though, @Cam! should've put some attention to the spam mitigation system long time ago. In ACP, you can get API's enabled for StopForumSpam (SFS), honeypot, and others. What it does is scans for IP address and links it to suspected forum sources. I almost never get spam on my board(s), only a few.
 

Ozzy47

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Those are not going to help much in this case. It is a human(s) doing this, using a IP pool to register and send PM spam.
 

Carlos X

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Those are not going to help much in this case. It is a human(s) doing this, using a IP pool to register and send PM spam.
I know, but you'd have to be administrator to understand what I mean. I know these are human spammers, but its easier to have something to mitigate the spam.

Once you spam-clean the member (which i think is what you just did), tell the admin to put them into banned group, account discourage, IP DIscourage, and IP Ban. All this in addition to the aforementioned spam mitigation. It goes away eventually.
 

Ozzy47

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I am fully versed in spam mitigation, I also have developed addons to deal with spambots.

As I said, we are working on ways to stop this from continuing.
 

Malcolm

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The issue has now been dealt with. You may get a few that may trickle through the cracks but please report if this does occur.
 
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