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  • Resolved dardwizzle

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    If a WordPress site is using Ninja Forums and has Akismet Anti Spam also installed, What happens when it detects spam posts in the forums and does it create or use ban lists for users and ip addresses? If so, where are these located?

    If there is another plugin that would be responsible for this and someone could share I would be most interested to know.
    Thanks

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  • Akismet does not share any of the data passed to it, or gathered from, with anyone publicly, or privately. And we have very short retention periods for any data that’s reported to us as missed spam or false positives. The world of spam is an ever changing one, static ban lists are not always ideal. That’s one of the reasons why we created Akismet, which is ever learning. 🙂

    Public ban lists can be a tricky game. Often obsolete (especially with rotating IPs, VPNs, TOR, etc), dubious sources, and so on. On the other hand, they are quite heavily used for email spam, though, but that’s because they detect mail servers, not users like with content spam.

    whatismyipaddress.com seems to have an IP checker and lists the source of the data underneath. That might get you going, if you’re still looking for some. I’m not aware of anything Ninja Forums specific, though.

    Hope this helps.

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