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Stopforumspam.com for MyBB - Spam prevention

Dissalows registration to known spammers on the stopforumspam.com database

Author: Tim B.
Submitted: 25th January 2010
Last Updated: 1st November 2012
This plugin is aimed to help combat the ever present war on spam, this enables you to check all new registrations to your forum against the stopforumspam.com database to see if they are known spammers. It can check their username, email and IP address.

This plugin is very configurable so you can dial in exactly the level of scrutiny you want, you can choose whether or not to check the users email, IP and username and also whether all their details have to match those of a spammer or just one of their details.

NEW: New option to log registration and errors in sfs_log.php

The plugin is very easy to install, it is just like installing any other plugin and requires no code modification.


Post: #1 | [release] [updated for 1.6] Stopforumspam.com plugin for MyBB - Stop the Spam!
This plugin is aimed to help combat the ever present war on spam, this enables you to check all new registrations to your forum against the stopforumspam.com database to see if they are known spammers. It can check their username, email and IP address.

This plugin is very configurable so you can dial in exactly the level of scrutiny you want, you can choose whether or not to check the users email, IP and username and also whether all their details have to match those of a spammer or just one of their details.

The plugin is very easy to install, it is just like installing any other plugin and requires no code modification.

New:
I just made a minor update to this plugin so it should now work with 1.6, I also added a simple logging tool that can be enabled in settings.

If logging is enabled then a file called sfs_log.php will be created in your root MyBB directory when there is something to log and it will log both rejected registrations and any errors.

I have also improved the error fall-back handling with another setting about how to handle cases such as stopforumspam.com being down.

New (November 2012):

Tomm M got sick of his name getting him blocked by SFS so he added a confidence level feature, allowing you to specify how strictly you need the filter to be.

The plugin also has a new home on GitHub: https://github.com/tommm/stopforumspam

Enjoy, Tim.
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