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Alex.H is currently offline  Alex.H   Germany
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Hi,

I'am fairly new to fudforum. I installed it some days ago and found after some days lots of random generated users registering. All with location, occupation and some other data.

When the number of users hit 180 I took the time to enable the three plugins to battle spam:
  • BotScout
  • Stop Forum Spam
  • Recaptcha
Then I banned all suspicious users.

It slowed the process, but did not stop it.

Then I got a message from my hoster, my forum is generating lots of email traffic. Lots more then it should generate.

So I did this:
  • enabled the aproval by admin option
  • deleted all banned accounts and some more, which registered since my massban action
  • disabled the option, user can sent email to other users

I suspect that last option kind of unsecure. Apparently those spammer used my forum to send emails even to addresses not used by my forum members.

Is this a known problem? Is there some kind of fix?

Where could I find the logs, to find out, what is really going on?
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