spamblock wordfilter working?

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spamblock wordfilter working?

Post by efurban » Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:48 pm


I've searched and searched in this forum.
The problems are 1) the capcha is not working coz the images are not showing up. it's the same problem mentioned here ... ght=capcha, but that dude hasn't find a solution yet.

2) the wordfilter in the spamblocker doesn't seem working well. I simplely add "favorite-casino\.com" in the word list and assume it will block any comments with that string. well, it didn't. :(
I tried to use regular expression to block any comments which contains a link, it failed to do so either.

Does the wordfilter really work ? I did set wordfilter to Moderate.

any help will be greatly appreciated coz spams got added everyday.

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Re: spamblock wordfilter working?

Post by garvinhicking » Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:13 am

The Captcha does usually work on all setups. It seems you have not activated it in your blog, so I cannot debug anything. I'll also need your phpinfo() output. :)

About the wordfilter: it only filters URLs and author names, not body content. This is because body content filtering is a bad approach we didn't want to support. However it could be added easily into a blog. So if you entered "" into the URL wordlist, only if the author supplied that URL in his author URL info it would get blocked. And it did/does work for me.

Do you know some PHP so that you could add a few strings in there to see if the code gets evaluated? :)

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Post by efurban » Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:42 pm

thank you very much for the clarification. The wordfilter is working great (ya, it does work). so is there a good word list for the wordfilter ?
Now I am adding each one manually, but new spams come around quite often. :(

thanks again .


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