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  1. KenSO

    HoneyPot Captcha

    An associate of mine installed the honeypot addon to his site, and since then all he's had is trouble with addon generating errors everywhere and causing his site to fallover. As he uses phoenix, he posted some of his issues on the new phoenix forum but got some help. He was mostly was referred to this forum as this is where addon was published and author is on this forum. He tried signing up to this forum but got no luck as siging onto this forum is almost impossible. So, I've decided to help him out by posting his issue and link on here for the author to respond to. https://phoenixcart.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=591 This is the same addon I did not want to use because it was poorly done and does not work. Even on this forum, addon has countless issues cataloged in posts. I hope author deals with these issues once and for all.
  2. Hi All, I am getting lots of fake accounts and SPAM emails. I'm not too fussed about SPAM emails as I can deal with that easily using mail filters. What irks me is the fake accounts still coming through after installing addons and captcha. They simply don't work 100% and still need some manual management of this issue. Someone posted in an old thread that that were able to modify the create_account.php file to submit IP address to a newly added customers_ip_address" field in the customers table. Can anyone help with this please. I just need to know what file and where to add the additional value (IP address) when create_account.php is submitted. I can do the database bit myself. Any help with this issue is appreciated. I've not had to deal with such large amounts of fake accounts before now. Thanks
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    Capture Fake Accounts IPs

    I'm rather puzzled why it's so hard to just be told where/what file the insert is done so I can make modifications as I require for my own purposes. It's very strange indeed. If as you say "unless accounts being created are not fake ones, meaning with invalid data", what would you call a firstname like xatThamamaayTTttTAA and a lastname similar to that, as well as other bits such address etc? Anyway, I'll leave this issue as I'm getting the impression a simple question is not really that simple afterall. If I want to capture and block IP addresses for making accounts with entries like that, I don't think I'm wrong. In any case it's my shop. This addons you speak about is not a silver bullet and should not be seen as so. I am not knocking the addon or trying to bruise anyone's ego but for me, the addon simply does not work. I don't have to defend my efforts to find a resolution that's not tied to this addon.
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    Capture Fake Accounts IPs

    It's only the bits of your captcha intergration I was hoping to see. I can't fit parts together without seeing your create_account page so I see if it's same as mine. Please can you attach a copy without your captcha keys?
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    Capture Fake Accounts IPs

    Thanks @sackling The second part of code dump at the top seems to be broken: if ($error == false && $responseKeys["success"]) { $sql_data_array = array('customers_firstname' => $firstname, 'customers_lastname' => $lastname, 'customers_email_address' => $email_address, It's not closed properly, perhaps there's some bit at the end missing? The bit that goes down the bottom is fine.
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    Capture Fake Accounts IPs

    Thanks @sackling It's fine, you weren't annoying in the least. I was just saying there's a default assumption that one has not installed something correctly when this is not the case in many instances. Grabbing an IP address is small work, that's not my problem. The problem is I can't identify what file(s) does the insert of what the form collects into the database. If I knew what it was and where, I could easily modify that. I capture IP addresses for same reason on my other sites and have this intergrated into the code. But to do that, I had to at least know what files I needed to be tweaking. This is nit the case with phoenix. I'd be interested in your hack to get that v2 checkbox working with your create account page just out of interest. I believe addons are good but not always necessary or ideal when being used acroos a variety of releases and versions.
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    Capture Fake Accounts IPs

    Thanks @14steve14 Yes, none of the addons will 100% stop these fake accounts and SPAM. People talk as if installing an addon is a silver bullet. I have all these and still get some fakes and SPAM hence my wanting to cpature IP addreses and block them. Now, if I knew what phoenix file does the inserts into the customers table after submitting form, then I can easily modify this. But getting this simple information does not seem to be so simple. If it were, all I'll need to is add that IP address value for it to be inserted in the database. And addon is not needed for this - just modification of the file doing the insert.
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    Capture Fake Accounts IPs

    We can all make assumptions easily but I've read lots of the threads and I'm not the only one who's had issues even after correctly installing stuff. No captcha will stop any of these 100% - simple fact. We all have to find solutions to our specific issues and that's what I'm trying to do.
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    Fake accounts

    Thanks for reply but I still get loads of fake accounts after honey pot, sorry but that's the truth. Way forwayd for me is to have IP address inserted in database so I can ban IP after looking at account. I have to find what works for me.
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    Fake accounts

    @Jack_mcs Please can you share hwo to modify the create_account.php file to submit IP address to the added customers_ip_address" field? This makes things a lot easier. I've added captcha (Google and Match Captcha) but still get fake accounts. So an escalation to deleting as well as blocking IP address will certainly help. Thanks
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