(JG32 / JG33 / JG34) Forum Spammer IP & Email Check via Stop Forum Spam 2.1.5

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Tested and working with IP.Board 3.4
 
Adds a check during registration submission that checks the registers IP address and email address against a known list of spammer IP's and emails from stopforumspam.com. If it returns true for a spamming IP or email the registration is declined and the IP and email address can be added to IPB's ban filters.
 
Features: [*]Uses IPB built in functions to query Stop Forum Spam [*]Matched spam registrations can be added to IPB ban filter [*]Report spammers directly from ACP with evidence [*]Ability to whitelist IP's and Email addresses [*]Page showing the registrations that have been blocked [*]Graphs showing amount of spammers blocked per month [*]Email notification of blocked registrations
Extras:
There is an extras folder in this release that has a hook requested by Extreame.  If you run your forum with the normal board stats turned off but want the amount of spammers stopped to still show on your board.  Disable or uninstall the hook that installs with the mod and install the hook in the extras folder.

FURTHER INFORMATION:
The ability to report spammers from the ACP was only added after a lot of discussion with pedigree from SFS. I have been in contact with him since the first release of this mod when it was still just a hook. It follows guidelines that he requested. Any abuse of the ability will lead to you being banned from using SFS. Please be responsible with this. It is only available to Admins and is in the ACP.

I will continue to work with him and the changes he is implementing be sure this mod does not cause them any problems.












What's New in Version 2.1.5   See changelog

Released

Fixed a bug where some users decimals in the confidence score was converted to a comma and would cause a SQL error. This appears to only affect users that used a language other than english. Fixed a bug where that was causing SQL errors when updating stats for the month of December. Added a tools tab where Admins can remove all the blocked registrations from the blocked registrations page at once. This may lead to more tools as the App is built upon. Added section to stats page to show number of queries sent to SFS in the last 24 hours from your server. This will be useful for admins on a shared server that other sites with the same IP could be burning up queries causing your site to hit its daily limit.


User Feedback




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Fantastic - I have this for my vB sites, and was thinking I'd have to write a mod for it to use with IPB. And - VOILA - it's here... Thank you for porting this over for us. :)

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Bravo! Just what I was looking for! Thank you very much!

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Best security mod out there. So useful for spammers, banned members, or just those people that are too paranoid.

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You should put "StopForumSpam" in the title to get more popularity with this modification. I was looking for that and luckily just saw this. Also you should do all of your writing that is displayed back while administering the board in tune with IPB for the professional feel. Thanks

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Isn't the IPS Spam Service doing something similar to this?

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Excellent Mod, my board has been hit by 20 spam registration in the last 2 days, just installed this Mod and am hoping this is the end of spam

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I have noticed many past spammers that I have dealt with myself are listed in this database. I am getting hit with spammers daily so I have now installed this mod. I hope this takes care of my problem.

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Wonderful hook. I had two or three spam registrations making it through the regular service per day, and every one of them was showing up in the stopforumspam database with an extensive history. Installed this hook, and not one spam registration has made it through since. Spending a lot less time researching, banning, and deleting spammers, and a lot more working on my site.

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Great bit o kit!

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[quote name='Darkpony CS' timestamp='1322062345']
Isn't the IPS Spam Service doing something similar to this?


It does but with my hook you dont have to have an active IPS license to use it and the SFS DB is far more extensive as it gets IP reports from all forum types not just IPB.

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Keep up the great work!

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adding project honeypot, and this mod would be perfect
thanx

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Ace mod, thanks very much! :)

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In the packages 2.1.1 you have alot of 6 KB .DS_Store files included in multiple directories.

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[quote name='Modeltog-Tossen' timestamp='1347568068']
In the packages 2.1.1 you have alot of 6 KB .DS_Store files included in multiple directories.


I usually zip it all up with an aliased command on my laptop. Forgot to do that this last time. The download has been updated with DS_Store removed.

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This app is wonderful. I had someone sign up today with a name like adfadfadkd and they were automatically banned. It would have confused me a bit otherwise since this person actually had a legit email even though it was something like ddfkjaldfkj23432kedf3421dkf3q3fdaskk3aq2e341@gmail.com like it was some kind of hash tag lol.

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Great app and much needed lately.

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The IPS service also lets the user register, but then just adds them to a banned group.  I would prefer that the spammer is denied altogether and their account is never created.

 

I have 56 pages of banned users, I have no idea which of them is spammers and which were banned because of mis use of the forums.

 

Spammers dont deserve a single row in my database so id prefer them to just be rejected and not store any of their details.

 

Hopefully this add on will do that for me 

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Oh wow .. a must have. Been using this for 3 days now and its blocked over 100 spammer registrations. 

 

An absolute MUST HAVE addon 

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Several spammers slipped through today.  Has anything changed?

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Several spammers slipped through today.  Has anything changed?

 

Should use the support topic for this, but I know SFS was unreachable for a short time the other day.

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This has made a massive difference to my forum, but it would be brilliant if it would also check the IP of people posting using as a guest.

 

It would also be nice if it could be setup so that it checks the IP of every visitor as they create a session and just block them if on the database before they even start.

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I just installed this last night and it's working extremely well.  Cuts down my need to manage the spammers, and has trapped 21 attempted registrations in the last 12 hours.  Not sure why my site gets so many (compared to previous software), but this add-on is doing a good job of catching them.  Good stuff so far!

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great addition stopped over 2000+ spammers so far great work and should be a must for all invisionboard owners  

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Between this and my IPB spam service, 0 Spammer Registrations this year.  I waited months to post here to get a thorough testing.  B E A U T I F U L and must have addition to any board.

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