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Vann

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Spam emails; how to protect
« on: October 07, 2009, 06:06:44 pm »

Hi

I hope someone can help me with this two problems because I am clueless.  I already read the docs and searched the board but what I've found didn't really help me (unless I missed a sticky).


I've been getting weird user registrations which turn out to be some sort of spam, like words and arrows.  I read that this might be some type of crawlers and that they are checking to see just how much a registered user can do.  I've put registration and comment as admin approvals so I've been able to detect exactly which users there are.  I haven't blocked them with IPs because i know they can simply change IP, or their email.  What can I do to protect the gallery from them?  I don't have a link with an example because I erased the last ones since they are cumbersome.

This is my link: http://www.christinebaranski.fansites.me/cpg14x/index.php
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Re: Spam emails; how to protect
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2009, 06:08:08 pm »

I just read the 'how to prevent spam and bad robots without captcha' but I'm not sure if any of those would help me.
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Re: Spam emails; how to protect
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2009, 06:43:16 pm »

What's wrong with implementing Captcha?
BTW you need to upgrade - you're running cpg1.4.21, while the most recent stable release currently is cpg1.4.25
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Re: Spam emails; how to protect
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2009, 07:02:13 pm »

I can't seem to be able to find the captcha settings in the configuration tabs.  Can you direct me to a link where this has been posted, in case I missed it as well!


If I upgrade, will I lose the codding that I currently have?

So obviously a newbie here  :P
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Re: Spam emails; how to protect
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2009, 07:34:08 pm »

The best thing newbies and older-bees can do is read the docs and search the support forum. Saves time and electrons

Upgrading: http://www.christinebaranski.fansites.me/cpg14x/docs/index.htm#14

Captcha:  http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php/topic,36319.0.html

reCAPTCHA: http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php/topic,60626.0.html

You must follow the preceding advice to upgrade before doing anything else!
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