How to stop spam in Joomla?
Spamming; an evil thing!
Argh, my Joomla feedback form is infiltrated by spam bots! What do I do!? The spamming has continued couple of days and it won’t stop! Help!
So, what to do?
I found a great way to stop the spamming thing. There is very popular spam protection software among us: It is called EasyCalcCheck PLUS. Download it and install it to your Joomla.
“Protects Joomla! core forms and 3rd party extensions through the integration of anti-spam services and adds an arithmetic problem, a question, a hidden field and a time lock.
Supported 3rd Party Extensions in the Joomla! 2.5 version: aiContactSafe, AlfContact, Community Builder, DFContact, Easybook Reloaded, Fox Contact, Flexi Contact, Flexi Contact Plus, JomSocial, Kunena Forum, Phoca Guestbook and Virtuemart
Integrated external antispam services: Google ReCaptcha, Akismet, Honeypot Project, StopForumSpam, Mollom, Bot-Trap, Botscout”
- Install and activate it
- From the plugin’s settings, activate the right extensions like “Fox Contact forms” etc.
- Make overall chek to the settings
- Activate the ReCaptcha
That stopped spamming in my website. I also hope that it will work for you too. Great plugin, I recommend.