We're no fan of spam at Ning. We know it can be an annoyance, especially for Ning Creators who choose not to moderate membership. While we can't solve for every type of spam attack, we have put in place a number of spam tools in the last two years that can make a difference. If you haven't turned all of those on yet, we encourage you to take a minute to make sure you're Preventing Spam in the best ways you can.
Today, we're releasing another spam tool that allows Ning Plus and Pro to perform both email domain and IP banning.
IP banning is a request we've had over time from people here on Creators, so we are sure that a few folks who've wanted to see this will be happy that it's now available. The feature is fairly straightforward, and it's entirely optional. You'll see a new column in Member Management for IP addresses, and you'll see the option to block in the Sign-up/Sign-in area.
Block IP addresses at sign-up
You can prevent anyone coming from a specific IP address from signing up for your site. Just enter the IP address you want to block, and no one will be able to sign up from that IP address.
Block email domains at sign-up
Similarly, you can choose email domains that you want to block from signing up for your community. If you see spam coming from an email domain like firstname.lastname@example.org, you can block all sign-ups that come from the @sharklasers.com domain.
Of course, these are powerful tools, so we recommend using them carefully and thoughtfully. If you ban an IP that hundreds of thousands of people potentially use, you cut off access to thousands of potential members.
One other thing to note about this feature is that you may see that an IP record is "unavailable" in your listings. In most cases, this will be because the member joined before we were able to capture their IP address (i.e., before this tool was turned on a few weeks ago).
Want to know where an IP is geographically located? Look it up on InfoSniper
You can read all about how to Block an Email Domain or IP Address from Signing Up in the Help Center.
Definitely I am going to do something with 41.*.*.*
|email@example.com||22.214.171.124||Spam||Sep 7, 2012|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||126.96.36.199||Spam||Sep 6, 2012|
|favour email@example.com||188.8.131.52||Spam||Sep 6, 2012|
|janet TRyefirstname.lastname@example.org||184.108.40.206||Spam||Sep 1, 2012|
|email@example.com||220.127.116.11||Spam||Aug 31, 2012|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||18.104.22.168||Spam||Aug 30, 2012|
|email@example.com||22.214.171.124||Spam||Aug 30, 2012|
|VIVIANfirstname.lastname@example.org||126.96.36.199||Spam||Aug 28, 2012|
|email@example.com||188.8.131.52||Spam||Aug 7, 2012|
|anne firstname.lastname@example.org||184.108.40.206||Spam||Aug 7, 2012|
|anne email@example.com||220.127.116.11||Spam||Aug 7, 2012|
|prince firstname.lastname@example.org||18.104.22.168||Spam||Aug 5, 2012|
|email@example.com||22.214.171.124||Spam||Aug 3, 2012|
|binue firstname.lastname@example.org||126.96.36.199||Spam||Aug 1, 2012|
Completely agree! I have exactly the same thing. Ranges are needed.
Convinced that the IP Blocker has to work with Ranges, and not with Individual Points. I remember back from the 2005 when I used to block by IP that Host Providers have that capacity. Blocking whole ranges of IPs.
Your TOOL must evolve into something like this http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/CpanelDocs/I...
Sounds great to me...and easy to apply I am sure. I surely understood it :o)
My Senegalese spammers lol
Can't we just block the whole country? I will sleep better knowing I won't get the same spammers everyday.
My God! I get about 1 spammer every 6 months or so, until the beginning of this month when we all received the same spammer. I could not imagine receiving as many spammers as members. However, I do have in my profile questions this message:
NO SPAMMING ALLOWED. PERIOD. NO SELLING OF ANY KIND - NOT EVEN ON YOUR OWN PROFILE PAGE, AND NOT IN ANY BLOGS, FORUMS, GROUPS OR THE PAGES OF OTHER MEMBERS OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE SUSPENDED IMMEDIATELY. ARE YOU IN UNDERSTANDING OF THIS?
...and then once more with:
Are you in understanding that there is Zero Tolerance for Judging, Condemning, Stalking, spamming or Harassing any member of this Ministry?
Some still try, but there are seasons when it is apparently divinely allowed! :o)
It is better to have it in the SIGN UP page.
Here is Mine: http://mobile.ning.com/main/authorization/signUp?
:O) YIIIIIIIkes!!! If they try to still sign up (spammers) then shame on them!
Doesn't look professional in my opinion.
Nice list. You may be right. Blocking the whole Senegal. I probably do that.
I am starting to take PROACTIVE action rather than REACTIVE: No waiting they arrive. I am starting to block ahead of time, based on frecuency of NC reports, here.