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  • Submitted: Jan 22 2011 02:43 AM
  • Last Updated: Mar 06 2014 08:15 AM
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  • Supported Versions: IP.Board 3.2.x, IP.Board 3.3.x, IP.Board 3.4.x
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Previous Versions

  • 24 Nov 2012 Download (JG32 / JG33) Forum Spammer IP & Email Check via Stop Forum Spam 2.1.4

Download (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.
  • 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
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.

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 full changelog)

  • 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.


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Illinois Internet Developm
Sep 10 2011 09:47 AM
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. :)
    • TomRigg likes this
Bravo! Just what I was looking for! Thank you very much!
Best security mod out there. So useful for spammers, banned members, or just those people that are too paranoid.
    • TomRigg, sijad and MikeHolly like this
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
    • Nevo, sijad and MikeHolly like this
Darkpony CS
Nov 23 2011 10:32 AM
Isn't the IPS Spam Service doing something similar to this?
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
    • TomRigg likes this
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.
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.
Great bit o kit!
Coding Lair
Feb 23 2012 01:09 AM

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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