How Can I Prevent Spambot

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How can I prevent Spambot (programs that run automatically with the main purpose of posting blog spamming) on my blogs?

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Best Answer by Sharath Reddy
Answered By 0 points N/A #144236

How Can I Prevent Spambot

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Hello Erni.

Here are some ways to prevent spambots from flooding your blog, slowing it down and probably making you lose followers.

1.  Install Askimet.

2.  Use plugins such as reCAPTCHA, Math Comment Spam Protection, and Simple Trackback Validation.

3.  Require users to log in.  Spambots are not smart enough to create an account and log-in.  However, this can also be a turn off for visitors who sometimes see it as unnecessary and a waste of time when they just want to make a one-time comment.

4.  Ban spammers based on their IP address (if you want to block individually) or by using blacklists (if you want to block multiple spambots) such this one: http://perishablepress.com/category/web-design/htaccess/

Hope this helps!

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Answered By 567105 points N/A #144237

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One way of protecting your blog site, if you have one, is to install Akismet. But this plug-in is not for blog sites that doesn’t earn money because this plug-in costs $5 a month and if your blog site doesn’t earn any form of cash, it would be impractical to shoulder the monthly $5 subscription fee. For present version of WordPress, this plug-in is already installed by default so you’d better be aware of impending monthly charges.

But don’t worry you still need to activate it to actually use it on your blog site. If you don’t frequently update your blog site and you are still using an older version of WordPress, you can install Akismet by going to the Plugins panel and then activate the Plugin. You’ll then be asked to acquire an API key from “Akismet.com” after signing up for a payment plan. When Akismet has been activated, there will be a menu added to the Comments panel which holds a list of “caught” comment spam. For more information about Akismet WordPress plug-in, visit http://akismet.com/.

Answered By 20 points N/A #144238

How Can I Prevent Spambot

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I always follow the Techyv experts at their heels, for knowing their quality of knowledge. Once again I got helpful advice from here. All of you guys have posted nice comments. But Sharath, your comment has called the attention of my heart for your super information. You are providing the best security for my blog and it is Akismet. As a blog owner, it’s a risky thing because any time my blog can be attacked by spam bots and they are available on the web. So I wanted to get a secured way to keep my blog site safe. You helped me find out the most secured way to prevent spambot. According to your instruction, I have installed the latest version of WordPress and as I make a large profit, I have also installed Askimet. I am really grateful to you for your super advice. Thanks to Sharath and also to Techyv.com for getting vent to this post.

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