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#1   Changing fake email after registration
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For those that don't put in the optional Fake Email on registration, I've found a problem. I'm not even sure if the fake email feature with Nuke stops this but I didn't put one in and even tho I have my email checked as hidden I'm finding out that bots are still getting my email addy and spamming me from my own site that I thought was safe and I thought my members were safe from spam.

I'm using the latest version of RavenNuke and the latest version of Sentinel but they are still finding my email address. So I have two questions.

Is checking "No" to having my email addy visible enough? (obviously not) Any why not?

Secondly, since there's no way to edit your fake email addy once you register...how can we do this? Or maybe I'm wrong and there is a way, but just not with the scripts I'm running. And...does the fake email addy really help?

Thanks for any input

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You may want to enable the mail through site system. I dont use the fake email option so I'm not sure what the fake email option does if anything.

I would suggest that you enable Spamhaus, SpamCop and CBL real-time blacklists or have your server admin do it. They may be getting the emails through dictionary attacks.




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The fake email with Nuke is supposed to be what harvesters see instead of your real email. Here lately we've been getting a dozen new members every day who are fake. They are able to join, harvest email addys and able to post (luckily only two have posted their spam) but many of them have harvested our email addys with no way to opt out once we get their spam.




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Best bet is to work your way through the code and clean those up so they don't show the user's email. Set them up to use the Forums email system instead.




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