OSpam-a-not is the easiest way to protect your Joomla site from spam bots filling out your forms. OSpam-a-not uses a clever and unobtrusive technique to protect your forms from a flood of spam.
We created OSpam-a-not because we needed better Joomla spam prevention. We use OSPam-a-not ourselves, so we maintain it and update it regularly. Like all the other Joomlashack products, its is easy to use and set up.
OSpam-a-not works immediateyl after install
OSpam-a-not works without the need of any extra setup after install. However, you can enable the recording of spam attempts and set a minimum form time in case form submissions are blocked too quickly.
Joomla spam prevention that simply works
You don't need a captcha system. OSpam-a-not protects your forms against spam.
How does OSpam-a-not's Joomla spam prevention work?
OSpam-a-not uses a Time Gate. This is a hidden timestamp that records how long it took to fill in a form. If the form was submitted more quickly than humanly possible, we can block the submission.
OSpam-a-not also uses a Honey Pot. A text field is added to the form and hidden by adding a style tag at the end of the document head tag. It isn't visible to a human user, but a spambot doesn't see that and fills in the field anyway. If we find anything at all in that field when the form is submitted, we've caught a spambot in the honey pot! And the form is blocked.