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Houston we have problems ...

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:22 pm
by GilesGoat
Erm .. ok .. admittedly "I don't know much about PHPBB administration" and such .. I mean "I got it working" .. it does for what it does ..

However I am having a hell of a time ( does not work ) to configure an SMTP via SSL to use a gmail account "something does not work" ok I am not sure what the heck ...

I am just surprised/not sure if it works I should get email notifications when someone want to register I haven't seen any yet.

However going into "notifications" I have waaaay too many users that are trying to register in where "clearly quite a huge number" are bots ...

And I don't have a clue about "who are REAL people/users wanting to log in and who are just cialis/viagra/insurances/bitcoint spam bots" ...

Erm .. hum ... "I don't know any more what's real and what not" .. I am really scratching my head about "how do I handle this" ..

I must get some information somewhere .. and probably at some point upgrade this PHPBB version too ...

Stay tuned ..

Re: Houston we have problems ...

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:36 am
by RiK
GilesGoat wrote:Erm .. ok .. admittedly "I don't know much about PHPBB administration" and such .. I mean "I got it working" .. it does for what it does ..


Happy to help with the admin dude. I used to have admin privs on here, but apparently not any more. Let me know if you need a hand.

Re: Houston we have problems ...

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:08 pm
by GilesGoat
Hi Rik we'll see I first want to - when I have some time - upgrade all this thing to the latest version, this one is a bit old, meanwhile I have also the provider of the service that is asking me about things/contract I need to review a bit the whole situation.

Re: Houston we have problems ...

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:39 pm
by RiK
Well the offer is there. Just ping me if you need a hand :-)

Re: Houston we have problems ...

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:15 am
by GilesGoat
Yeah I know Rik, one thing I am STILL thinking a bit is "if there could be another/better way to manage support" rather than a forum, I am wondering if there could be some "other specific product" more suited for the work, thing is "all those things" or you have some sort of "safe registration process" or you are instantly flooded by tons and tons of spam.

I never realised well how much of a curse/BIG problem is nowadays just "give a controlled access" to <whatever> to people :|

I mean I don't mind the "disgruntled user" maybe shouting "THIS GAME SUCKS!" as long as he/she tells me "because I think ... " what I mind is NOT finding blasted by Viagra, supersexXXXX, most beautyful girs, lots and lot of this and that, buy your new funeral here a low cost X and such .. :(