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How to stop spam in Joomla?

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By: Blockcoder ( Admin ) / 27.08.2013
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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.

Plugin’s description:
“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”

Remember to:

  • 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.