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So I’ve been getting about 15 emails a day about some new user registration for my fraternity forum. We currently use phpBB and it works well. But no matter what Anti-Spam Image I used, ones built into phpBB, the bots still got around it somehow.
Well I hated getting all these users accounts in the forum for no reason. So I was looking around in the ACP the other day and found the anti-spam method of just questions and answers. On websites in the past, I have seen some do a simple math question. So I took this idea and ran with it. I remove the image and just add one question.
“What is 2 + 4?”
Simple as that. I have yet to receive anymore spam users and the real users haven’t messed up the answer yet either, haha.
This simple idea is great to use if you are getting a lot of spam. It doesn’t 100% but you could also use the ASCII chars to output numbers and plus sign to throw off the spambots even more.
What are you ways of dealing with spam?
We have a new niece in the family. Yes that is right, the Givens Family has grown once more. My brother Brian and Tiffany had their second kids today at 11:44am EST coming in at 20.25in 7lbs 9oz! We are exciting and thankful everything went smoothly.
Welcome to the World Emily Ruth Givens!!
Posted from: Madison, AL, USA