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thgirblam
Russian (.ru) users signing up
  • 2010/10/4 13:02

  • thgirblam

  • Just popping in

  • Posts: 32

  • Since: 2004/8/14


Hello,

One of my sites is a support site for our local Boy Scouts troop located in the central US area. Recently I have been getting users signing up with email addresses ending in .ru, sometimes several a day.

I initially had the site setup as user activated memberships but when I audited my memberships and noticed the .ru email addresses I deleted the .ru users and changed it to moderator activated. Since then I get registration notices of users with .ru email address frequently. I don't approve their membership but that hasn't seemed to detour them. I'm just curious if there is something I should be watching for or if anyone else has experienced this.

XOOPS Version - XOOPS 2.3.2
PHP Version - 5.2.14
MySQL Version - 5.0.91-log

Mark

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ghia
Re: Russian (.ru) users signing up
  • 2010/10/4 14:08

  • ghia

  • Community Support Member

  • Posts: 4953

  • Since: 2008/7/3 1


See this

You can also alter the settings of your Captcha in /class/captcha/config.php and /class/captcha/config.image.php or use an alternative as eg ReCaptcha or the Sexy captcha.

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thgirblam
Re: Russian (.ru) users signing up
  • 2010/10/16 13:28

  • thgirblam

  • Just popping in

  • Posts: 32

  • Since: 2004/8/14


Not sure why I wasn't notified of your reply since I had the "Notify me of new posts in the current thread." option checked.

I added .ru$| to my blocked domains and hope this stops the registration attempts.

Thank you ghia
Thanks,
Mark
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XOOPS Version XOOPS 2.5.0
PHP Version 5.2.14
mySQL Version 5.0.91-log

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thgirblam
Re: Russian (.ru) users signing up
  • 2010/10/20 23:59

  • thgirblam

  • Just popping in

  • Posts: 32

  • Since: 2004/8/14


I placed the following information into the area that says "Enter IP addresses that should be banned from the site":

.ru$|.cn$|.in$|mailinator.com$|

but it has had no effect on blocking .ru email addresses from signing up for accounts. Is there something else I have to enable or maybe my syntax needs modified to make this work?

I'm not sure how to alter the settings of my Captcha. Are there instructions for doing this someplace that I could be pointed to?

Thanks

Mark

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ghia
Re: Russian (.ru) users signing up
  • 2010/10/21 1:05

  • ghia

  • Community Support Member

  • Posts: 4953

  • Since: 2008/7/3 1


Wrong place!
Set it in 'Enter emails that should not be used in user profile' in the User settings preferences.

For the Captcha you have to edit the listed PHP files.
But as the email setting may cure your problem and you seems not too expierenced, this may not be needed.

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MACTEP
Re: Russian (.ru) users signing up
  • 2010/10/21 8:10

  • MACTEP

  • Not too shy to talk

  • Posts: 127

  • Since: 2009/4/4 5


Oпять руccкие винoваты...
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awf2000
Re: Russian (.ru) users signing up
  • 2010/10/21 8:20

  • awf2000

  • Just popping in

  • Posts: 44

  • Since: 2007/5/7 5


у меня на сайте тоже полезли спам-боты регистрироваться с мыльниками на мейл.ру

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ghia
Re: Russian (.ru) users signing up
  • 2010/10/21 9:44

  • ghia

  • Community Support Member

  • Posts: 4953

  • Since: 2008/7/3 1


English please!

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chefry
Re: Russian (.ru) users signing up
  • 2010/10/26 14:14

  • chefry

  • Home away from home

  • Posts: 1005

  • Since: 2006/10/14


He said he is also getting spambots on his site with emails addressed from mail.ru

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