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Mike Wise

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I remove 8 - 10 spam threads every morning (Denver time). Unfortunately most seem to be posted 8 - 10 hours earlier (from Europe?). Each one is from a 'new member', so blocking an email address won't work. I guess we need an administrator in Europe who can get to them before I do.
 

aarhud

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Do you know if they are all coming from the same IP address?


Sorry Mike. I was not criticizing. I deal with spam, phishing, ddos at my day job.




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skoram

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Is there an automated spam filter or check that can be installed? Tbh I know nothing about the technical side of forums but if there is such a thing it would probably make life much easier for Mike.


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Mike Wise

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All appear to be from different email addresses. I don't know if they're from only 1 ISP. I'm sure that there are automatic spam blockers, but it might block/delay a real apistophile. As in the American Justice system: better 10 criminal go free than to jail 1 innocent person (sadly, it doesn't always work that way).
 

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