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Spam-filter effectiveness

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Ati, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Ati

    Ati Active Member


    i haven't seen any robot-posted spam on this forum yet.

    Is that because the built-in spam prevention is so good, or are the moderators so quick? :)
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Human spammers post occasionally, but they're swiftly dealt with ;)
    Ati likes this.
  3. Ati

    Ati Active Member

    Thanks Brogan! :)
  4. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I recently posted about this on my site, that I didn't even use email verification, no captcha and other anti spam tools until we got our first spam post and more than a handful of members. I only require email verification at this point and we review posts as they come in. If it increases we will obviously increase the tools as well. But I want it to be as end-user friendly as possible.
  5. Ati

    Ati Active Member

    That's my concern exactly. I'm trying to figure out what preventions to use.
  6. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Use it when you need it, I guess is what I am saying :p
    Spam sucks, and will always happen.
  7. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    I have installed Xenutilities addon and have API for all 3 anti-spam services. Since we installed couple days ago, it prevents about a dozen known spammer accounts. We only had 1 who got through and spam profile pages which we have to use the spam removal tool to get rid of.
  8. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    i think xf is still flying under the radar. i dont believe the automated bots are programmed to target it yet.
    the real test will come once xf picks up in popularity and catches the eye of the spammers.
    trilogy33 likes this.

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