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SpamBot detection handler

[SpamBot]

SpamBot

Block access to your Web Site (singe pages or whole internet presence) for automatic spam robots. All IP addresses or e-mail adressen are identified as Spam (suspicious access) or Ham (allowed access) based on BlackList or WhiteList or provider checks.

The following providers are currently supported:

  • Intern
    Caching of testing results. Definition of BlackList or WhiteList.
  • Spamhaus
    Testing IP address at http://spamhaus.org.
  • Honeypot
    Testing IP address at http://honeyport.org.
  • StopForumSpam
    Testing IP address at http://www.stopforumspam.com.

Installation:

  • Install Plugin
  • Create a new Frontend module of typ SpamBot-IP or SpamBot-Mail. Configure which provider and in which order provider should be used.
  • Create a new page (optional) to which suspicious visitor should be redirected or check and update template mod_spambot according to your requirements (existing template supports messages for German and English).
  • Include module either in Page layout or on one or more pages as Page element.

Usage:

  • All visitor IP / mail addresses are checked and in case of suspicious visitor (Spam) either a message is displayed or visitor is redirected to a preselected page.
  • Using a new menu option in BackEnd (in Account management) you can specify addition IP / mail addresses or regular expressions in BlackList or WhiteList.
  • If you redirect to a special error page, the following InsertTags are available:
    • {{SpamBot::clientIP}} IP address detected as Spam
    • {{SpamBot::Typ}} Spam typ
    • {{SpamBot::Engine}} Spam provider name (with link)
    • {{SpamBot::Status}} Status message

Specifics:

  • We recommend using modules only on page level.
    • Depending on which / how many provider you want to use latency time for displaying pages are extended. If you include module e.g. only on registration page and/or on contact page all other pages will be displayed faster.
    • If you use a internet site with multi-language support you may define multiple Frontend modules with a a language specific redirection page.
    • With this plugin you may lock specific pages from being displayed (in your intranet) using the BlackList or allow only specific visitors to see these pages using WhiteList.
  • You may use SpamBot-Mail in any forum of your choice. Please don't forget to include modul at top of your page.
  • SpamBot-Mail does only work inFrontEnd - in BackEnd no checking will be performed.

Test:

  • We highly recommend making any tests on a page not visible for other visitors or on a local copy of your internet site (may bee you will lock or potential customers during testing :-).
  • Allow logging of Ham IP / mail access.
  • Open you prepared page in front end.
  • Take a look at the IP / mail address in BackEnd.
  • Check IP / mail address with configured provider and analyze result.
  • Modify record and change type to Spam.
  • Reload your modified page in browser and check results.

Please enjoy!

Version
0.0.2-RC2
Type
Free
Release date
04.01.2013
Category
Plugin
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© 2012 http://syncgw.com
Author
syncgw (syncgw) https://syncgw.com
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