Extension Description: Spam-check posts against the Automattic Akismet service.
Extension Version: 0.1.4
Requirements: Needs an Akismet API key to be configured. Requires curl and the ability to reach the Akismet servers from your phpBB server.
- Use the popular Akismet anti-spam service to check all posts to your board.
- Administrators and moderators' posts are unaffected.
- English, Japanese and Arabic translations provided.
This is a beta release of an extension based on code I've successfully been using in an (unpublished) existing modification of mine for some years.
a) An Akismet API key, which you can get from those nice people at Automattic/WordPress. You can get one free for non-commercial use. Once you've got your key, configure it in the Extension's settings page.
b) The php curl library to be installed on your server. This may well be in place already.
c) The ability to connect to the Akismet servers from your server.
All posts from non-admins/mods will be run through Akismet, and anything that fails the Akismet spam check will be placed in the moderation queue.
All moderation notifications, etc., should work as normal. Akismet moderation actions will be logged with Akismet-specific wording in the moderation log.
All feedback welcomed. For specific issues, you may want to raise an issue on the GitHub repo.