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#1 Haggis

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 09:34

I have a little forum i have sitting in a non used part of my webspace

I first set it up as a test forum then it started collecting spam so i left it there to do so

I am now getting around 600 new registrations a day

I had 9500 yesterday and this morning around 10100

It started out just as an experiment to see how many i could collect

The thing i want to know is, is there anything worthwhile i can do with over 10k spam email addresses lol


#2 +djdanster

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 09:45

You should try wordpress with no akismet :p.

Without risking getting a warning, I can't really suggest much :laugh:

#3 Steven P.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 09:46

There are extensions you can use to filter out the spam registrations, we use two at Neowin: the honeypot extension, and antispam database for IPB.

btw that';s insane! We get around 50-60 registrations a day, and before the antispam stuff it was double that.

#4 OP Haggis

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:33

Sorry i think i need to explain it better lol

I am using the forum setup to harvest spammers emails lol

I wondered if there was a list that people use that i could submit them all to

I am going to so a little analysis on the emails too

#5 +djdanster

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:36

AH! I see.... Yes, here's a website with a database of usernames, emails and IP addresses which are reported as spam:

http://www.stopforumspam.com/

Click the Add Spam Data button at the top to add the data. Gunna be a painful journey with all those thousands to do though ;)

#6 OP Haggis

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 12:09

yeah defo not gonna sit and add them all 1 by 1 lol

heres a breakdown of the 10k or so

I did not include any with under 5 addresses per domain

http://pastebin.com/km2y3U7K

#7 +goretsky

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:33

Hello,

That is very interesting. Thank you for sharing your dataset with us.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

#8 OP Haggis

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:42

cool

it does not take long to get 10k registrations so i think i may do it every 10k to see if it changes much

#9 OP Haggis

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:59

Well two weeks since i did this and have another 10k registrations lol

 

so might wel do the same again

 

gonna have to find some way of pruning though as i am running out of database space lol



#10 +Freelancer1111

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 12:03

Put ads onto the registration form and see if can make any money out of it :D



#11 OP Haggis

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 16:09

Put ads onto the registration form and see if can make any money out of it :D

 

sounds like a plan lol



#12 arachnoid

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 20:38

Make a page on the forum with all the emails listed then they can harvest them and spam one another to hell



#13 SirEvan

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 20:45

Looking at your dataset, confirms my plan when I set up my mail server.  I run mailscanner to filter out crap, and have seen alot of .ru, .in, etc addresses.  My solution: block every domain suffix from countries I don't want, then block entire country ip ranges for the rest.



#14 .bin

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:28

Can't you get some ads that pay you based on views? That could be really exciting traffic gen for you. 



#15 OP Haggis

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 09:05

not sure i loked at google ads but they refused due to the site not being within there guidelines?? lol

 

I have taken the forum offline just now

 

these are the stats

 

more so just the total users/post etc as i reset the board start date so i knew when i last filtered the results lol

 

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