1. If you have any suggestions to add to this, please tell me...I will gladly update this post and add the Anti-Spam mod to the list(don't tell me about it if there is not a support thread for it(as in its an actual mod in development or release)...as this will not be a support thread for your mod.
2. Do NOT ask for support for ANY mod here! Discussion for Anti-Spam mods only!
Here is a good list to get you started to getting rid of most, if not all spam bots(at least for now...as bots are constantly changing)
Mod Database Releases
- Anti-Spam ACP
MOD Description: Blocks spam in many ways from your board. Includes a new captcha, url posting control, an inactive userlist, profile options control, a spam log, and an email notification option.
[2.0.20] ConfusaBOT ACP
MOD Description: Change "agreed" and "coppa" variables to confuse bots, with an Admin Control Panel interface.
[2.0.21] User Shield
MOD Description: Hides usernames and corresponding profile data from all except the Administrator until activated. Manage (activate or delete) non-activated members from the memberlist.
[2.0.20] MOD Troll
MOD Description: This MOD will prevent users designated as Trolls from posting, Private Messaging, Emailing, and generally make their life on the board miserable.
[2.0.19] AntiSpam Mod
MOD Description: Protects your forum from automatically dispatched spam.
[2.0.19] Spam Words
Author: Joe Belmaati
MOD Description: Define some spam words in the ACP. When someone tries to post a defined spam word their post will not be entered into the database. Instead they will receive an error message. This could be handy for forums with guest posting where spam bots roam free. However, you may also specify that certain forums are exempt from the spam check.
[2.0.19] Invitation Only
MOD Description: Adds an option to require new users to provide a passcode for registration.
Also adds an Admin Page to generate new passcodes.
[2.0.14] Log IP Address on Registration
MOD Description: Logs the IP address of users when they register.
MOD Description: This mod add a new, better captcha. Please note that this mod REQUIRES ths GD extension is loaded in PHP. If not, the old captcha will be displayed!
- [BETA] Antispam for all fields
Author: Ramon Fincken
MOD Description: It uses the word replacement list to check ALL fields in registration, editprofile and posting subject/message. If a word is found an error message is shown and the information will NOT be processed.
[RC1] Spam-bot Surprise!
Author: Dog Cow
MOD Description: This modification attempts to stop automatic scripts (bots) from both posting messages and registering accounts at your forum. Spam-bot Surprise will not stop human spammers from manually posting messages or registering user accounts on your forum.
[Beta] ConfusaBOT lite
MOD Description: Purpose is to change "agreed" and "coppa" HTML variables, so that a bot has to at least fetch your COPPA page to find out how to register on your site.
[BETA] Raven's Antispam
- Usually it is a pain to remove the spam accounts that are already on your board...but this mod makes it is easy.
[2.0.11] Admin Userlist
MOD Description: This MOD lets you view all of you members and various information about them in the Admin Control Panel. From the list, you can perform various actions on multiple users.
Other Helpful Links
My Personal Recommendations:
I would have to recommend the Anti-Spam ACP over all the other mods for general spam stopping. It combines a few different modifications in one(New Captcha, Inactive Userlist, Profile Fields permissions, and some more).
If you get a lot of posting spam you may want to try [BETA] Antispam for all fields.
Together both of those mods will protect you from pretty much everything if configured correctly.