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tim
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Postby tim » Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:11 am

Right, bloody spam users are getting on my wick.

The biggest problem are those coming from gmail accounts. I'd like to ban them.
I have run some tests, and I don't think it should be a problem for the few of you that have gmail accounts already, but if anyone has any trouble with their accounts please let me know.

Sorry about this but it's just becomming too much work for Mark and me to keep up.

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Postby Mark » Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:17 am

Yay.
As a user of a web.de account (which was banned a year or so ago) I can confirm that it would not affect existing users.

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Postby fahr_side » Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:29 am

Chance are mate, they are not using gmail accounts, but just spoofing the headers to make it look that way.
I'm on a gmail account. If I disappear in a puff of blue smoke or something, please undo your changes. Thx. ;)

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Postby Stelios » Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:13 am

tim check out this

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=257755

i have not test it but it's an easy harmless solution
hope it works
http://motoadv.gr/
The Greek Moto Travel Blog

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Postby tim » Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:24 am

Cheers for that. I've been thinking about other tactics but didn't find anything when I looked. :)

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Postby Michael J » Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:43 am

[quote="fahr_side"]I'm on a gmail account. If I disappear in a puff of blue smoke or something, please undo your changes. Thx. ;)


I'm with Fahr Side, although I access the forum directly rather than via Gmail.
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