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Block comments by content?

Started by on Apr 05, 2013 – Contents updated: Feb 05, 2014

Apr 05, 2013 14:45    

I'm getting a lot of spam at the moment and although I've spent a good deal of time blocking IP ranges and so on, nothing is working.

One thing that would kill it like a stone is to ban any comment that contains any one of a certain range of words in it.

Is there a way to do this?

Apr 07, 2013 17:43

Yes, it's called the 'antispam blacklist' and has been a feature of b2evolution for years.

Look into the system settings > antispam.

Apr 07, 2013 18:20

And I've contributed several words to it :)

The antispam blacklist is of course useful but it can't cope with spam along the lines of (this is an excerpt from an actual example of one of the 62 spam comments I have received this month):

"Now, that is what is going on in the great city,hollister france. Let us look at the other side of the question."

In these cases, a regex to eliminate the comma and the word that precedes "hollister" would work, but I'm not good enough to write them quickly enough.

Apr 08, 2013 00:06

if you ban "hollister", it will block that comment. even if you had aaaahollisteraaaa, it would be blocked.

I don't understand the problem.

Apr 08, 2013 00:36

Well I don't understand either then :)

I have banned "hollister" -- see here

HTML

http://loobynet.co.uk/media/holl.png

But still the comment spam arrives.

Feb 04, 2014 22:00

Searching the forum and this is the first thread that seems to apply: I am getting spam email comments with the subject line "New comment awaiting moderation on Welcome to B2evolution". I assume this is due to my signing up for these forums (so I could learn how to maintain my blog). These are not comments addressed to the blog; they appear to be addressed to me in response to some post on this forum.

Anyone else experience this? Is there a way to block these? I use Bluehost's web-mail and I don't see a way to block spam on the basis of the subject line.

Feb 05, 2014 12:22

Hello @nicasaurus,

I think those messages are not spam. Please, clarify from whom are you receiving them, b2evolution.net or your own site?

If the answer is your site, it's normal, assuming you are the administrator and, by default, you will receive all kind of notifications, included everytime somebody send a new comment to one of the posts published in your site.

If you want to know more about Notifications please go to the results of this search in the online manual: http://b2evolution.net/man/?s=notifications&disp=search&submit=Go. I would recommend you this page: http://b2evolution.net/man/user-notifications-tab/ in addition to the results shown at the bottom of the mentioned search.

Regards!


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