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How to block spam bots?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by mak_the_admin, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. mak_the_admin

    mak_the_admin Member

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    Hello,

    We are facing issue with spammers.
    Please let us know how to block spam bots on server.
    What setting we can do on server to stop spammers/spam bots?
    Please update asap.

    Thank you.
     
  2. rhenderson

    rhenderson Well-Known Member

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    Harvesters? If so coding you email in ascii or probably better yet in java (google search - obfuscation email address) will help, not spelling out the email, do sales at mycompany dot net is another way etc...

    We also have the following in our sites .htaccess file:

    Code:
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Bullseye.* [OR] 
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^fastlwspider* [OR] 
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^EmailSiphon [OR] 
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^EmailCollector [OR] 
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^EmailWolf [OR] 
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^ExtractorPro [OR] 
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^GetWebPage.* [OR] 
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^lwp-tribial.* [OR] 
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Mozilla.*NEWT [OR] 
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Crescent [OR] 
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^CherryPicker [OR] 
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^[Ww]eb[Bb]andit [OR] 
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebEMailExtrac.* [OR] 
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^NICErsPRO [OR] 
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^SurfWalker [OR] 
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Telesoft [OR] 
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Zeus.*Webster [OR] 
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Microsoft.URL [OR] 
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Mozilla/3.Mozilla/2.01 [OR] 
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^EmailCollector 
    RewriteRule ^.*$ - [F]
     
  3. mak_the_admin

    mak_the_admin Member

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    Hello,

    Thank you for updating.
    Actually I need some global settings/solution.
    Please let me know if there is any way for global settings on server.
     
  4. rhenderson

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    You should look into csf i.e. configserver.com for a global firewall solution.
     
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