[Spam Attack] How to deal with Spammers
I had to close another topic about spammers, but since it's everyone's problem these days, let's have a discussion on how to deal with them.
I'm stealing @peregrine 's post, since it sums up all the solutions, but I'll switch the list a little bit ...
Let's follow the advices in the links first:
Then your first tool:
- to filter and delete Applicants use this plugin
http://vanillaforums.org/addon/cleanser-plugin or the BulkEditor plugin
- to filter and restrict login attempts, use the
- to filter capabilities of an applicant
remove permission in that role for viewing activity and profile.
- to filter via a program use
Last but not least, fill peregrine's poll:
And always ... always ... if plugins "don't work" ... post under the plugin page (after searching of course)
Let me know if I've missed a plugin name ...