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Re: Why so many spam topics?

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:50 pm
by WetEV
LeftieBiker wrote:I don't know if I have access to IP addresses. I know that at least one of the Mods can block them, but I have no info on them.
Click on the profile of the spammer.

Click on [banning]

Click on Ban IPs.

I suggest you look up the IP to find out more about it. I use

https://www.ip2location.com/demo

If it is a VPN, probably should ban the whole subnet: xxx.xxx.xxx.*

VPNs allow anyone to hide where they are from, and are often used by spammers.

Same with any dynamic IP, such as cell phones, cable and DSN connections.

Re: Why so many spam topics?

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:16 pm
by cwerdna
WetEV wrote: Same with any dynamic IP, such as cell phones, cable and DSN connections.
Well, AFAIK, most ISPs assign dynamic IP addresses to their customers unless they pay extra for a static one.

I also often access MNL via my cell phone and sometimes via a laptop tethered to a cell phone.

Re: Why so many spam topics?

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:11 pm
by LeftieBiker
WetEV wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:I don't know if I have access to IP addresses. I know that at least one of the Mods can block them, but I have no info on them.
Click on the profile of the spammer.

Click on [banning]

Click on Ban IPs.

I suggest you look up the IP to find out more about it. I use

https://www.ip2location.com/demo

If it is a VPN, probably should ban the whole subnet: xxx.xxx.xxx.*

VPNs allow anyone to hide where they are from, and are often used by spammers.

Same with any dynamic IP, such as cell phones, cable and DSN connections.
I'll try that - carefully - later tonight. I don't want to mess something up, or spend too much time blocking one spammer when I have several to deal with at the time.