Core Spam Control Thoughts

The recent private message spam we've been seeing on has moved spam control up a bit higher on our todo list.

We'll implement it in the core, probably in a spam helper that will act as an abstraction layer for different spam checking services/libraries.

We're looking at Akismet. Can anyone recommend other libraries/services that we should take a look at?


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michaelmior replied on at Permalink Reply
Just a simple +1 for Akismet. And to add this blog post which may be helpful

Also, it would be cool to have this as a function callable from blocks to provide spam protection for third-party stuff :)
Mnkras replied on at Permalink Reply
-1 for akismet ;)
used it (when i ran on WP) and it doesn't like code...
plus its made by the company that makes Wordpress :P
also if you make +$500 a month on your site you have to buy a commercial license

+1 for typepad
frz replied on at Permalink Reply
btw: just so we're clear... +1 for automattic, wordpress is a great blog and a crappy CMS. we should play with nice with them since we're basically the opposite..

That being said, Yeah I'm still a cheap-o looking at $600/yr for spam protection on so a flexible layer that can work with different solutions here would be nice.
12345j replied on at Permalink Reply
typepad anti-spam is a good solution, and is open source
admin replied on at Permalink Reply
Whatever happened with this? Our site has been getting deluged with SPAM. CAPTCHAs are a dreadful user experience and I've read a lot of articles stating that the spammers are actually better at deciphering them than humans!

What I would really like is an Akismet plug-in, but this post made me think that something might be added to the core. is that true?
12345j replied on at Permalink Reply
admin replied on at Permalink Reply
Thanks for this! I installed this on my personal site and it couldn't have been simpler.

My personal site uses forms created through the C5 form block. How will this work if I use an HTML block with raw form code from a third party? We use a marketing automation service that supplies form code. Will this Akismet add-on work with that scenario? Will the add-on know I have the form on my site if I didn't create it through C5?
admin replied on at Permalink Reply
As a follow up to my last question, I asked the following question about Akismet integration to the developer from our marketing automation service (which is the source of our forms):
"We currently use forms created in LoopFuse. Will Akismet work with these forms? I have a plug-in for our CMS that accepts the API key, I just don't know what happens after Submit, where everything goes, and what will happen when we implement Akismet."

His response was this question:
"[is] it to be part of a Javascript submit or on the back end?"

Do you have an answer to this question? I'm not a developer so I don't know how to respond.
admin replied on at Permalink Reply
Anyone have thoughts on my last question?