If you’ve been around the site long enough, you know that there has been a lot of small tweaks around the site. Mainly, we are trying to increase security. The changes stem from stuff you see, to a lot of it that you don’t. I will try and recall most of the changes here.

  • You now need to be registered to enter spammer data.
  • Even thou you are registered and logged in, you still need to answer the? security phrase prompt when entering spammers.
  • Now you are able to generate SQL format files to run against your phpbb_banlist table to ban e-mails, but you need to be a registered member to download these. (Goto Export: Emails and choose from the SQL options)
  • All registrations have to go through me before you can log in. Old registrars are “grandfathered” in. It may take 24-48 hours for me to review your account.
  • The forums are now gone. (We have moved to a new server with less bandwidth, and I didn’t see much value in the one we had.)
  • To replace the forum (partially), I have set up a message system where you will receive system messages. You will be alerted by a javascript prompt on the main page (index.php) if you have a new message.
  • There may be other things but I can’t think of any more right now.

It’s a new year and a new day. Hopefully we will have a good 2008!

Email Export Options (Changelog)

Due to the growing size of the database,? a user may wish to export only the wildcard email addresses as they significantly reduce redundancy of the list, making them easier to process into ban lists. This does however leave out some “bannable” email address domains that weren’t entered as wildcard domains. You can decide which list suits you best.

This option presents itself when you click Export: Emails in the menu.

Let me know what you think.

New Services!

We are pleased to announce two new services.

First of which is the RSS feed. Now have spammer data come straight to you!

Feed link:

Second, we have an XML API! Developers, feel free to use this simple API to write scripts to easily incorporate spammer checking into your programs


Use it like :

and have this returned:


( Will either return True or False in the <IsSpammer> )

( Credit to Jay for this one 🙂 )


Please excuse the recent downtime if you visited recently enough to experience it. I am trying to move up to a better server with the same host, if you would like to help with this, please consider donating.


Thanksgiving just passed and I want to take this time to thank a couple of our members who have showed outstanding support in their activity and contributions to this site.

Thanks goes to these top contributing members:


Thanks a lot guys, you are a huge help with the fight against forum spam!

Site Updates, Changelog

Added a bulk search page where a user can obtain results on several suspected spammers at once. This is only v1 of this search and I already know what I am going to do for v2..

v2 will have better search capabilities matching your queries even better by splitting your email queries in two and running the two parts through the system (name@domain) to return partial matches. Also, I will provide you with a few possible results if you should happen to get a partial match.

Hope this helps!

P.S. We’ve passed the 10,000 spammer mark! Thanks to all who made this possible!

Things are moving along…

Wow, I haven’t talked of the project recently, maybe due to a lack of updates.. The only real update that I have made is the “Related Spammers” bit in which one can see any spammers with similar usernames in the e-mail address. The script only looks at the name, not the domain ( portion to find related spammers.

The forum is slowing growing

and the honeypot is coming along great…

To date there are 9558 uniquely identified spammers in the database! Thanks to all who are making this possible!

And thanks to everyone that is posting about this project on his/her websites and forums!

Oh, and I have started an ad program: I will advertise a banner for your site on the main page if you have contributed to the database. Read about it here.