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    user permissions

    Hey there
    Im a admin on a website that has had mega problems with spam recently. Even though there are a few admin on the site im the only one that really takes care of the boards.
    what im wanting to do is when people register to the site, they have to get an activation code that they enter to get the account activate, like the one on this site.
    I was wondering how you set this up. The php board that im using is 2.0.16
    If someone could go through it step by step would be brilliant!

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    Re: user permissions

    Is this a forum that you're trying to do this for? If so, check the support forum for your forum software to see if someone has posted any anti-spam code you could use.
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    Re: user permissions

    Go into your admin panel --> General Admin --> Configuration
    Set the Enable Account Activation option to user (to send them an email) or Admin (to have an admin validate every registration.)

    Don't forget to submit your changes.

    If that's not secure enough, head over to phpbb.com, and install one of the secure registration mods.

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    Re: user permissions

    Theres loads of mods for security with this board so check them out.
    I had a terrible problem with SPAM on one of my own sites. I tries nearly every mod there was. In the end I compiled a list of 30 easy questions (eg how many wheels has a car? how many fingers on one hand etc) and randomely selected one on signup.
    SPAM signups stopped straight away. Try the mods first, if that doesn't work I definitely recommend trying some easy questions.



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