It can be adapted to prevent spam in other extensions but there is an option to enable checking for spam in all user input.
The best part is that in the past month it has trapped over 75 spam attempts and only 2 got through. Of the two that got through they were recognized as spam but were below or at the allowable threshold, which can also be adjusted.
I can't comment on the support, because this module has worked so well and is so easy to set up that I haven't needed to use them!
The Long; I'd happily give this package 6 or more stars if I could... I was a bit skeptical when I first installed this, thinking it may cause me even more work than I already have. But I was wrong. Worked Great right out of the box. It has caught hundreds of spam messages on my Kunena Forum with only 1 false positive (that I have seen), and that is pretty good by me.
Great work... Try it out!
I really like to contribute this developer.
Hats off :)
It really got to be a pain to have to permanently delete 10 to 15 messages a day. I installed SPAMFIGHTER, and it integated with Kunena Forum immediately, the amount of SPAM I had to actually delete from the forum dropped from 15 to 1, and with the ability to block IP addresses, much of what was formerly posted, is now blocked.
I can't say enough good things about this extension.
My only "complaint" is that it's a "black box". It would be good to understand how it works -- e.g. what legitimate postings might it trap in error.
SpamFighter uses the spam detection algorithm used by most e-mail clients and servers. It is a bayesian algorithm, a probabilistic method. Every time you report a message as spam, it recalculates the probability of every word of appearing in a spam post.
Great product. Delivers as promised and is very easy to setup and use.(Another Spam bites the dust as I type this).
Thanks guys! You got my biz!!!!!
I may get one every few months, but nothing like what used to happen. I don't have a clue how it works, but it is pretty amazing.
Thanks to this developer for his insanely good work, he should be given an absolutely massive medal. Welcome round for dinner any time.
Where to for dinner? ;)
But then your first spam message is posted on your forum and the second and the third...
You feel like somebody invades your privacy *big time* and besides that I feel it reflects 'bad' on my community and very unprofessional at the least!
And that is with recaptcha enabled!
So yesterday I was fed up (understatement) after deleting the (lost count) spam message and installed this component.
Installation was so simple that I at first doubted that it worked (it can't be that simple and straight foreward :))
But it does and it does (up til now with a 100% accurate hitrate!
This makes this component for me a must-have. A captcha alone will not do the job!
Thanks for creating this wonderful component now I can spent my time on the fun part again :)
After the initial installation on Joomla 1.7.3 with Kunena 1.7.1, it didn't appear to help, until I figured out that the plugin's access level was not set to public.
Once I changed the plugin's access level to public, it worked like a charm.
Thank you very much for this wonderful piece of software.
Thank you very much for the review.
That is something I have to fix for next version. So the plugin is public after installation.
It was becoming a real chore to find and delete these spam posts individually. I was actually thinking of removing Kunena completely which would have been a pity.
Then I found Spam Fighter in Joomla extensions. Now I breathe easy.
All spam is stopped. I have to black list ips and users and in general do housekeeping which I'm happy to do.
All of this from one user interface. Thank goodness.
I raised a few questions in Spam Fighter's tech forum which were promptly and helpfully answered.
I say, go ahead and install Spam Fighter and fight back against spammers. I'm completely satisfied.
This is my way of saying - Thank you - to its developers.