Email verification/Bot deterrent.

Discussion in 'Mygamer Support' started by Hardcore, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. Hardcore

    Hardcore New Member Registered

    Might I make some suggestions?

    Either enable your email validation on registration, or enable a bot deterrent.

    You're starting to get spam.
     
  2. asylum_boy

    asylum_boy Executive Editor Registered

    Thanks Hardcore...i'll let the main people know
     
  3. ImagoX

    ImagoX PC Editor Registered

    "Starting to..."? LOL...

    Seriously, miost of the spam we get comes from the viral marketing dweebs- the losers that get paid pennies to pose as "actual gamers", posting breathless praise (in their first and only post) for some game or another. Such folks usually get past email verification. But, its worth a shot. :cookiemon
     
  4. Elite Gamer

    Elite Gamer New Member Registered

    Hi! I'm a gamer and that's why I spend all my time playing Superman 64. Superb graphics, awesome storyline & great gameplay. :smile: :smile: :smile:
     
  5. Hardcore

    Hardcore New Member Registered

  6. OP3 NinjaMan

    OP3 NinjaMan New Member Registered

    I found this place (MG) from an email in my junk mail folder, I over looked it several times thinking it was spam...

    I'm now glad I followed the link, it's a great gaming community with good talk about just about every game out there...

    Peace,
     
  7. Hardcore

    Hardcore New Member Registered

    That's another problem. Their "spam" attracted other spamlords.

    Alright, so now you have to fight off the Chinese/Korean/non-English users paid to spam. Easily done.

    Look for names with numbers. Watch them. Set your forum to notfiy admins on registration. When a person registers, hit the forums and look for them. The spammers will copy/paste their spam right after verification.
     
  8. Elite Gamer

    Elite Gamer New Member Registered

    Same here...

    Oh and it wasn't a message that looked like spam. It was spam, I got the exact same email twice off the same guy (once on April 30th, once on April 20th)
     
  9. Stan

    Stan myGamer Slave Staff Member Registered

    I think I enabled email verifacation.. can someone check to see if its working?
     
  10. OP3 NinjaMan

    OP3 NinjaMan New Member Registered

    To verify, just log out and register again under a defferent name. I usually call the new login "test", I then figure out what worked and what didin't, then I delete the user name "test" when I'm finially done...

    Peace,
     
  11. Stan

    Stan myGamer Slave Staff Member Registered

    Can someone do this with a bogus email addy, to see if the email system is working..
     
  12. OP3 NinjaMan

    OP3 NinjaMan New Member Registered

    Stan,

    Got it done...

    I registered as "testmonkey" with a bogus email address...

    Since I can't get the email to verify this account, everytime I try to acces the forums with this bogus login, I get this message :

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    Hope that helps...

    Peace,
     

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