We extend the capabilities of CleanTalk Anti-Spam
Checking existing Joomla users for spam
Spam bot messages (comments) are often disguised as ordinary user messages, but contain sponsored links or text. The main tasks of such messages are, the user's transition to a malicious resource, advertising or links to enhance the positions of their site. This compromises the site and can spoil the reputation, search engines can lower the position of the site in search results.
We have implemented a spam check, for comments and users who already exist on the site. This allows site administrators to automatically check and identify comments and spam bot logs that were not detected by conventional anti-spam tools.
API method, The IP /email data is sent to the CleanTalk server. Next, the IP /email check is performed in the CleanTalk database. and if on the date of verification, these IP /email had the status BlackListed, then the API method will return the plugin information about it. The plugin forms a table with suspicious users /comments that can be deleted.
To start the scan, go to the plug-in settings: Extensions -> Plug-in Manager -> Antispam from CleanTalk, then click the "Check Spam Users" or "Check Spam Comments."
Support for IPv6
IPv6 is becoming more and more used on the Internet. It is enough to look at the statistics, from which it follows that in 201? there was an increase in the use of IPv6 from 14-16% to ???- ???%.
Leaders of growth were: Germany - 35.2? the USA - ???%, Canada - 17.9? the countries of the European Union, India, Japan, Brazil rose to 21-27%.
For 201? we noted an increase in spam attacks with IPv6 and launched IPv6 support in anti-spam plug-ins, in the Black Lists database and API methods.
Managing spam comments in WordPress
CleanTalk Anti-Spam allows you to configure actions for spam comments. The following options are implemented:
Move spam to the folder - All spam comments will be moved to the Spam folder. To avoid a large number of entries in the folder, you can configure automatic cleaning of spam comments older than 15 days.
Block spam comments without moving to WordPress - in this case the spam comment will not be added to any of the WordPress folders, information about each entry will only be available in the CleanTalk control panel.
Clever sorting spam comments - in this case, spam comments for IP /email which have status in the BlackListed Black Lists will be placed in the WordPress basket, the remaining spam comments will be moved to the Spam folder. Comments containing Stop Words will be sent to manual moderation.
Blocking of emails /nicknames by mask
This option applies more to moderation and allows you to make a ban on the use of certain words in user nicknames based on a mask, for example email * email@example.com, while all addresses with any character set before kkk will be blocked, before ' vvv "and after" vvv ".
More information on using personal lists can be see here .