Akismet Anti-Spam Extension

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1.2.0 phpBB 3.2.7
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:06 pm
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327.21 KiB
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phpBB 3.2.7
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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.
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