All forum administrators need to deal with forum spam from time to time. In addition to the standard forum features (like user bans and bulk message moderation), FUDforum offers a toolbox of advanced features to irritate and prevent spammers from reaching their goals. This article discusses ways and means to get a grip on spam.
Don't be a control freak and don't try to do it all by yourself. The best defence against spammers is to promote all users you trust (or have an interest in your forum's success) moderator access. Remember, they hate spam as much as you do and you won't always be around to monitor your forum.
FUDforum also supports "Account Moderators". Account moderators are allowed to update, delete and ban user accounts.
Spammers and spambots can be blocked before they register by activating the Botscout.plugin plugin.
Some settings you may want to enable or adjust:
If you allow anonymous users to post messages, enable the posting CAPTCHA test and/or enable post moderation.
FUDforum 3.0.1 and higher versions allow administrators to review and delete private messages on their forums. Users posting spam can then be banned. If this doesn't help, consider disabling the Private Messaging system in your forum's Global_Settings_Manager.
Use the forum's Replacement and Censorship System.