Almost all spammer we were are getting to our network these days have more than three periods in their email address like firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you agree that if an email address has more than three periods then it should automatically be blocked?
My email address is contains a period, it's between my name and company name. So that I don't think NING would make that call.
My simple solution to spam is paid access just charge $1 for life access. They will walk away from your network and go hit an easier target. And at least if they do spam you you have a financial record of who they are.
Just another thought...
It appears gmail actually promotes the fact that it "does not recognize" periods in email addresses, thereby promoting the full range of variations as available options to given account holders.
Maybe Ning can train its filters to recognize period variations on any account version that has been marked as spam.
That seems like a great solution Anthony. If possible.................
yes, yes, yes. (please)
@Eric Kindly ADD """""IP ADDRESS """" variabe in Ning Joining Approval Member Managment List.
I think if creator hve options to Bloc specipic IP adress that will be awsome and secure us.
i already requested in my previous Posts regarding IP Detection .
Hi, ismail. We've been pretty clear for a long time that IP banning isn't something we're planning. I'm not saying it won't ever happen, but it's not currently planned and is problematic in a lot of ways.
Pls no Ip banning
Yeah, hell yeah!
am getting much of the same mails too from gmail especially with my previous Design it was more like dance or pop platform and i was spamed so much. Lucky me my network is in German and most of this spamers are from US & China and a bit of central Africa. they don't understand German, so the fill my question with ahhaskakslaslsl OR xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, then i know this is a damn spamer. Turning them off was not enough, they made more mails and spam more, and i noticed sometimes it is just one person trying to register with 10 emails so i decided to write them/him or her.
I prepared a reply and saved it as a text and just copy it and send it to them when they apply for membership. Just simple and short " i know you are a damn spamer and you are not getting a foot on this network, no matter how hard you try.
That kept most of them off, now i have a new design more hip hop than ever and i noticed since 2 weeks now am almost spam free.
well i keep my network low, more like a label than a social network where everybody can come in.
Tip, just prepare a message and if you suspect some one is a damn spamer just don't accept them , just send them a message and ask for details. most wont reply so you are 100% sure. so the next step is reject them.
My network gets at least 3 similar spammers every day, posting promotional blogs to ugg boot sales. :(
I have a ton of profile questions plus the question that must be answered in order to join enabled. I still am getting TONS of spam joiners, maybe 100 per day. This just started up big time about a month ago. Most of the email addresses are hotmail ones, but there are a few others thrown in. Very annoyed by this!