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Old 06-23-2013, 12:30 PM   #1
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You may have noticed the recent upsurge in spam account registrations. This is happening across the internet, and some other forums have been hit so hard that it has seriously impacted their ability to function due to the bandwidth taken by the spammers. We have not experienced impacts to that degree.

Dogforum.net has taken steps to protect its members from the increased spam activity, and we are on top of the situation. Please know that, although these spam accounts are listed as visitors within the past 24 hours, very few have been allowed to complete registration, and have not been able to see any information other than what is available to unregistered visitors. Even fewer have gotten as far as posting. The majority of these spam accounts are generated by spambots. Very few are human spammers. There will always be the occasional person who registers and then starts spamming. We deal with those, too.
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Indeed it's extremely hard work to keep any forum going with spammers around every corner Members can't begin to realise the work behind the scenes to keep this forum up and runnig!!!!!So Thank you to all the mods and the Spam Busters on this forum
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vagreys, thanks for the update, and above all, thanks to all the mods that keep this Forum running so smoothly. I knew something was up yesterday. I had over 97 e-mail messages, all from the forum. I decided yesterday was not a good day to even long on.

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Old 06-23-2013, 04:12 PM   #5
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Dee, the emails were a result of processing linkbacks, not spam, and that was my fault. I had no idea it was generating emails to all subscribers until after I was into it.
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Guess you caught it before it hit the Ts! I didn't get any extra emails.
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