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The only issue with IPB 1.3 is the spam bots. And it seems like ExtremePKI keeps getting hit by them. As an admin of an IPB 1.3, I have found a few tips which on my forum at least, it has prevented all spam bots and hacking attempts. In no way am I telling you how to run your forum, just a few suggestions.

 

E-Mail Varification. This helps stops a good 75% of them.

 

Block certian e-mails. This was the last thing I did, and it prevented rest of my spam bots from coming around:

@cashette.com

@mail.ru

@gawab.com

@web.de

 

Security Mods. http://ibforen.de has continued to develope IPB, making it safer.

http://www.ibforen.de/forum/index.php?showtopic=10650

 

Anti-Spam Mod:

http://www.ibforen.de/forum/index.php?showtopic=11618

 

Secure Login:

http://www.ibforen.de/forum/index.php?showtopic=10395

 

 

If you need me to download any of these for you, I will be glad. (Some only can be downloaded by advance members at their site, which I am.)

 

Just hope that helps.

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See this is what I don't understand with these damn bots...

 

I have those email addresses banned. They've all been used on past bots and whenever I get a new bot I ban that email address.

 

Email verification is turned on, and I registered a test account just the other day to make sure it was working, and it is.

 

I did download this one the other day: http://www.ibforen.de/forum/index.php?showtopic=10650

 

I haven't applied it yet, but I'm most likely going to install it very soon. If you could download those other two and send me the files, I'd really appreciate it.

 

It's getting to the point where I might have to turn on manual admin validation of accounts to stop this crapola from getting through.

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^ Yes please get those nasty people outta here...lol I was checking this at my college's library and some old lady walked by and gave me a stare down when she saw the post about the dildo LMAO!!! :lol:

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I am so sorry, I forgot to tell you. Make sure you use the mod installer. All you have to do is make 3 edits to 2 files, and then upload the files to where it says, and run it via the acp. It will automatically install the thing for you. This prevents 100% errors. I made my 1.3 forum about 3 months before I released it. A good 2 and half were there with it sitting with some error message. I eventually was able to backtrack my manual install. I then did the mod install, and it worked perfect.

 

http://www.ibforen.de/forum/index.php?showtopic=10271

 

Also make sure your board is 1.3.1. They have another install that will make the necessary edits for you.

http://www.ibforen.de/forum/index.php?showtopic=11214

 

If you need any help, I will be glad to help you with it.

 

About the other ones though. How do you want me to send them to you? And is there any other ones you want to have?

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Yeah, it's 1.3.1, and I just downloaded the mod installer.

 

Easiest way to send them would be to email me the zip files to the address linked on the footer of every page on both the main site and forums.

 

I think all I need is the Anti-Spam and Secure Login.

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When I get one, I also ban their IP. I figure that some bots are all coming from the same computer, so banning their IP will stop them. If they attack my forum, I see no reason why I should let them benefit from everything else I have to offer. :D

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