forum spam handling in New Feature Request Posted July 25, 2019 49 minutes ago, RobiBue said: What if... there is/could be a way to check how old an email account is (when it was created) ... Serious Callers Only (yeah, been reading Iain Banks lately 😉) won't use throwaway (recently created) emails to sign up and post in SC (at least I don't think so) unless they are spammers... I am not even sure how the coders would detect how old an email is. I am not even sure this information is available. 51 minutes ago, RobiBue said: Aaaanyway, so spammer creates emails galore on gmail/outlook/protonmail/yandex/whatever and tries to sign up in forum. Forum says your email is too new, you need approval from admin to post new posts. I know, you mentioned before about legitimate users that want to post, but their email addresses (on the aforementioned big email houses) are usually long established. So the email address age would prevent this spammer from posting right away, and his address could be placed on the ban list for future attempts... From what I recall, the forum is double opt-in. I don't think it lets them post until they verify their email. That verification could be why it takes 3 to 20 minutes between the post and the sign up. Spammers are grabbing both domains and abandoned email addresses and have been caught using those in their spams. What is there to stop them from using what is considered an old email address when they sign up? 5 hours ago, Lking said: The most of the emails today are gmail and outlook. This looks to be true historically with lots of protonmail.com, mail.com, and yandex.com The email(s) used with the one IP use twice to post were mail.com and faithmail.org. That does not leave any good way to block them.