Author: D.Clerici (3 Feb 08 5:43pm)
I just received my HttpBL key and added a dedicated script to my phpBB in order to get known spammers IPs on my quicklink page. For the rest I accept new users only after the admin (mine) verification. Sometimes the offender IP is not on on the honey pot database but i check also the email address with a search on google, if he tried to register on a lot of different forum it's 99% sure that the ip is from a comment spammer. Sometimes I have no positives with both these methods, but the email address is in some way "suspect" or the ip address come from "suspect" countries. So I just wait some hours or a whole day and google search again. Most of the times the email address or the Ip appears on many places so i discard it, ban the email address and add the IP address to a "deny from" line in the .htaccess file directly (even if I've different ban systems on the sorum, but it is the most direct, it gives a simple 403 "forbidden" page). Actually I temporarily erased the "deny from" lines from .htaccess just to see my httpBL key working...
(sorry for my bad broken english)