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How disable the antispam filter?

started by on Oct 20, 2013 – Last touched: Sep 20, 2016

Oct 20, 2013 20:45    

(sorry for my english)
I have friends who can not write comments on my blog. The system will not let them saying "Illegal content found (spam?)".
How I can know which words of comment are spam?
How disable the antispam filter?


May 21, 2014 02:37

@mgsolipa wrote earlier:

Hello @elifermar,

In this section you will find information about the antispam tools:

I went to the link posted but I don't think I see what I need----

I need to turn the darn thing off cause I keep getting the same error. See image below.

It says it is the spam filter, and gives you all that to see/read but does not tell you what is causing the anit spam filter to have a fit.

I am the only one that posts anyway.

May 21, 2014 21:37

@darkangel thanks fo the screenshot, it's always useful. We are lucky today because the "Illegal mix of collations" have been widely discussed in this fourms.

The first thing that I would recommend you is to update all your tables to UTF8. If you are running version 5.1.0, it is released with a built-in tool to perform the upgrade. If you are using a lower version, then you should execute a script that will do this much more easier that manual. Both methods are explained in this page:

I'm almost sure that this will solve your problem, but if not, please let us know.


May 22, 2014 03:10

OK let's try again, I am running 5.0.9-stable released on 05/15/14 which I just upgraded to. I am going to try the link above and see if in my frustration I can understand what to do. Things like this throw me for a loop....speaking of loops.

I hope this is not an underlying issue since the upgrade. I have had to remove the meta descript in the Settings/advanced tab because they were peaking out in the blog...although a dark color and not easily seen I saw them and the search engines might think I was trying to generate more views or whatever.

I am also having a problem with logging into the blog on 2 of my computers, I click the login link and get sent right back to where I started, no log in box at all.

In all other upgrades I did when done, I would get sent to the main page of the blog and see the previous posts there, not this time. They are in their categories but the main page is naked except for the top/side box and background image. Seems Contact Me and Log IN are the only two items that do not go anywhere.

I will try to do the link you mentioned BEFORE I do anything though so IF I get logged out again, I won't have to worry about how I will log in later.

I shall return, thank you.

This is the link to my blog if you want to take a look and if you want to try it out I can give you my admin info

I will split this part off into a post of its own since it is not related to the actual post here.

May 22, 2014 03:24

Doing the happy dance here, YES that stopped the message when trying to post about a program that viewers might be interested in.

Now to try and figure out what the rest of the forum is nutty about.

I might just re-upload all files to makes sure everything got uploaded and not corrupted.

Ideas about what else to look for?

May 24, 2014 13:01

I have the same problem. I don't like these blacklists. Whilst they hardly block any spam, they always succeed in blocking many dozens of words my friends and me use in normal conversation. They are very culturally-specific and reflect one particular, local, form of English and not the one I, (despite being a native speaker) use.

I looked at upgrading the database to UTF-8 but it's too complicated a process for me (as I run 3.3.3).

In Global Seetings > Plugins > Plugins I have disabled the Basic Antispam plugin. Perhaps that will help.

Jun 07, 2014 15:25


Is there a simple way of turning the blacklist off completely?

Jun 08, 2014 15:39

Hello @loobyloo

I think that the easiest way to do that considering your version, is by making a TRUNCATE TABLE `evo_antispam`. That way, you will delete all the records and the blacklist will be empty and with no practical effect over the posts and comments.

Maybe you should save a copy of the table before to delete all its records, just as a backup in case you need it in the future.

Jun 20, 2014 16:23

Thanks -- would you mind giving me a couple of hints as to low I go about that?

Jun 20, 2014 21:16

@loobyloo do you have access to a database management software as phpMyAdmin?

Anyway, maybe the tech support of your hosting provider could help you with that task.

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