Akismet Anti-Spam Extension

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Akismet Anti-Spam Extension

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Extension name: Akismet Anti-Spam Extension
Author: Senky
Extension description: The Akismet extension allows to run phpBB post, registrations and forms through the Akismet anti-spam service.

Akismet extension requires an Akismet API key which may be obtained at akismet.com. Some boards are eligible for free (personal) plan. Just set plan price to 0.

Your board is not eligible for free plan if:
  • it is tied to a business/company or
  • it has any any revenue-generating content (a store, advertising, affiliate links, etc.) - VigLink extension is an exception
For example, if it's a fan forum for Nintendo and you don't sell any merchandise or run ads, you're totally eligible to register a free key to use with Akismet. Whereas if it's a forum for Nintendo the company, then you are required a paid key.

  • Checks new registrations and categorizes spambots into dedicated groups after registration.
  • Checks posts before publishing and prevents bots from posting spam posts.
  • Checks Contact Us form and prevents bots from submitting the form.
  • Also acts preventively when legitimate user was hacked and now is posting spam posts - such posts will be sent to validation queue.
  • Ability to disable checks for users with more than N posts.
  • Doesn't check admin and moderator posts.

Important: IP address, user agent, user name, email address, the user's website profile field, post contents and many $_SERVER variables are sent to Akismet servers when new post is created and (if enabled in ACP) when new registration occurs. Data are used to detect spam posts/registrations and for further improvement of their system.


Also try:
- Forms Extension
- Browser & Mobile Notifications Extension
Extension version: 1.2.1
Tested on phpBB version: 3.3.0

Download file: akismet_1_2_1.zip
File size: 345.58 KiB

Extension overview page: View

Except where otherwise noted, the phpBB Team is not responsible nor required to provide support for this extension. By installing this extension, you acknowledge that the phpBB Support Team or phpBB Extension Customisations Team may not be able to provide support.

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Re: Akismet Anti-Spam Extension

Post by kasimi »

Extension validated/released

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