sorbs.net, spambusted.com, stopforumspam.com and spamcop.net. The plugin was initially written by Robert Kuster - http://rkuster.com
For support and feature requests, please visit http://www.vi-solutions.de/index.php?option=com_kunena&Itemid=102 or contact us at email@example.com
Please set your e-mail on the e-mail whitelist! If not it may happen that you are locked out, even as admin!
It can be selected by parameters which:
1. Databases to search
2. Process to check
- registration and login
3. Information to check
4. Additional notification options
- administrator notification via e-mail
- store information about spambot in Joomla! database
5. Whitelist for e-mail and IP, which shall never be checked
Estonian translation for version 1.0 is available: http://www.eraser.ee/failid/doc_details/107-spambotcheck-100.html
Note: Plugin uses php curl extension for proper working. Curl is available since php 4.0.2.
Note: Plugin is not tested with community third party extensions
Note: Please put your administrator e-mail to the e-mail whitelist!
Note: Spambot database on undisposable does no longer exist. Please set plugin parameter "undisposable.net" to "no" if your plugin version is lower than 1.0.3 (Joomla! 1.5) or 1.1.3 (Joomla! 1.6, 1.7, 2.5)
April, 11, 2013
Changes for version 1.3.9 (Joomla! 3.0) and 1.1.9 (Joomla 2.5)
Improvements in finding all super administrators
Integration of joomla updater (you can use the update function of extension manager to find and install updates)
March, 21, 2013
Changes for version 1.3.8 for Joomla! 3.0 and
Changes for version 1.1.8 for Joomla! 2.5
New parameters to controll admin e-mail notification about spam attacks more specificly.
Always include full user information (username, e-mail and ip) when logging spammer to database (some of these informations haven't been stored in previous versions).
Changes for version 1.1.8 for Joomla! 2.5
Allow generic e-mail whitelist
E-mail whitelist is now a textarea with much more space
Check cUrl availability during installation(which was already availble for Joomla 3.0)
January 14, 2013
New Version 1.3.7 for Joomla! 3.0
Compatibility for Joomla! 3.0
Allow generic e-mail for e-mail whitelist
Make inputfield for e-mail whitelist bigger
Throw a warning if cUrl is not available
September 10, 2012
Changes for Version 1.0.7 (Joomla! 1.5)
Changes for Version 1.1.7 (Joomla! 1.6, 1.7, 2.5)
August 27, 2012
Changes for Version 1.0.6 (Joomla! 1.5)
Changes for Version 1.1.6 (Joomla! 1.6, 1.7, 2.5)
I have to say I'm impressed with the result. During the last two weeks the plugin catched almost 1500 attemps, all with the StopForumSpam engine.
I've even disabled the captcha to see how many go through.
A few managed to register but those usually got caught by another spam extension.
I can live with that :-)
I'm used to having to figure out why an extension doesn't work with my configuration, what needs to be tweaked, where else I have to go for keys, figure out why they don't work, etc.
With this extension, all I had to do was install it and check a couple of settings, and then it just worked.
This should be a part of the core functionality of joomla!
I'm using Kunena forum on Joomla 2.5. It became unusable due to registration spam. I tried every other anti-spam add-on and extension I could find, and almost gave up. Then I tried this one, and it works, stopping all but 5 spambot attacks. It stopped and recorded an amazing 4,295 spambot registration attemtps since installing it on December 12, 2012. Today is December 31, 2012. (That's an average of one spambot attack every six minutes!)
Almost all spam was stopped by the extension using "StopForumSpam" verification. This is demonstrated to me by recording spambot attempts in the handy table added to the database. About a dozen were stopped by the "SpamBuster" check, and three by the "ProjectHoneyPot" check.
This is a wonderful extension that has actually solved the seemingly impossible problem. Highly recommended. Thanks guys, your saved my project. Happy New Year.
Easy to configure and works.
Use it and sleep some.
So I think this plugin is wonderful! Try it if you got too many spam posts on your Kunena forum.
The author is contactable and the project is very much alive. When I found some minor bugs the author was very quick to fix and bring out a new version. In fact the author also implemented some extra features that I requested very quickly. The current version (1.1.6) works very well.
Joomla administrators have the ability to set whether each user is checked only on registration or on registration and every login, for peace of mind I prefer (and recommend) to check on registration and every login. Normal users can register and login with no problem.
However spammers who have their details in one or more of the databases that SpambotCheck is configured to check (again set by the Joomla administrator) are prevented from registering and getting added to the user database of your site in the first place. Should a user be added to one of the spam databases after registering at your site then they will be caught next time that they login. A polite message (which Joomla administrator can customise to their own requirements) is issued depending on whether it's a registration or a login denial.
I have no connection with the author at all. Just a very happy/satisfied user of their plug-in.
This is an essential plug-in for any Joomla site to help the fight against spammers!
Easy to install, easy to configure and effective.
I'm sad for your trouble but without further information about your Joomla configuration
I cannot decide, whether your problems really originate from this extension. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. I tested install, uninstall and disable, extensively and they work fine with Joomla 1.5.x (including many third party extensions).
When you install the plugin the following things happen.
- It adds a recordset in the jos_plugins table of your database (name = User - SpambotCheck).
- It adds the plugin-files spambotcheck.php and spambotcheck.xml and the plugin-folder SpambotCheck in plugins/user in the filesystem of your joomla-installation.
- It adds the language-files en-GB.plg_user_spambotcheck.ini to the folder administrator\language\en-GB and (de-DE.plg_user_spambotcheck.ini in administrator\language\de-DE in case you have german language installed).
- In case you enabled the plugin-parameter "Log Spambot to DB", there will be a table jos_rk_spambot_attempts in your database. This table will only be created, if there have already been any spambot attacks.
You can get rid of the plugin when you delete these files and the recordset in jos_plugins (not very elegant I know, but it should at least be a fast solution of your problem).
Plugin screen prompt is part of the language-files. It's the 'USER_LOGIN_SPAM_TXT'.