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Title: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on April 14, 2014, 05:11:25 AM
Link to Mod (https://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=3851)

MOD Anti Spam by CleanTalk
Version: 2.29

Anti-Spam by CleanTalk mod with protection against spambots and manual spam.
No Captcha, no questions, no counting animals, no puzzles, no math.

Extension info
We have developed an anti-spam extension for SMF that would provide maximum protection from spam. You can provide for your visitors a simple and convenient form of posts/registrations without annoying CAPTCHAs and puzzles. Our invisible protection blocks up to 100% of spambots.

Features

Low false/positive rate
This MOD uses multiple anti-spam tests to filter spambots with lower false/positive rate as possible. Multiple anti-spam tests avoid false/positive blocks for real website visitors even if one of the tests failed.

Spam attacks log
Service CleanTalk (this plugin is a client application for CleanTalk anti-spam service) records all filtered comments, registration and other spam attacks in the "Log of spam attacks" and stores the data in the log up to 45 days. Using the log, you can ensure reliable protection of your website from spam and no false/positive filtering.

Real-Time Email Address Existence Validation
It is very important to be sure that the user used his real email address. Spambots very often use fake email addresses, i.e. which addresses do not exist. Non-existing email addresses also entail several other problems for website owners:

CleanTalk will check email addresses for existence in real time.

Blocking  disposable & temporary emails
Block fake and suspicious users with disposable & temporary emails to improve email delivery. So, it also prevents malicious activity, spam bots, and internet trolls.

Private blacklists
Automatically block comments and registrations from your private black IP/email address list. This option helps to strengthen the protection from a manual spam or block unwanted comments from users. You can add not only the certain IP addresses but also a separate subnet to your personal blacklist.

Blocking users by country
Automatically block comments and registrations from the countries you have set a ban for. This option is useful in cases of manual spam protection and for protection enhancement. If your site is not intended for an international audience and you do not expect comments/users from other countries.

Blocking comments by "stop words"
You can block comments which contain "stop words" to enhance spam filtering and messages with obscene words blocking. You can add particular words or phrases.

Check existing users for spam
With the help of anti-spam by CleanTalk you can inspect through existing accounts to find and quickly delete spam users at once.

SpamFireWall
CleanTalk has an advanced option "SpamFireWall". This option allows blocking the most active spambots before they get access to your website. It prevents spambots from loading website pages so your web server doesn't have to perform all scripts on these pages. Also, it prevents scanning of pages of the website by spambots. Therefore SpamFireWall significantly reduces the load on your web server. SpamFireWall also makes CleanTalk the two-step protection from spambots. SpamFireWall is the first step and it blocks the most active spambots. CleanTalk Anti-Spam is the second step and checks all other requests on the website at the moment of submitting comments/registers etc.

How SpamFireWall works?

All the CleanTalk SpamFireWall activity is being logged in the process of filtering.

Private blacklist for SpamFireWall
It allows you to add individual IP addresses and subnets to SpamFireWall. It blocks the attacks from IP addresses which are not included in the SFW base yet. This option can help to block HTTP/HTTPS DDoS, SQL, brute force attacks and any others that made it through the HTTP/HTTPS. You can add not only the certain IP addresses but also a separate subnet to your personal blacklist.

The CleanTalk is premium anti-spam for SMF, please look at the  pricing (https://cleantalk.org/price). We try to provide the service at the highest level and we can not afford to offer a free version of our service, as this will immediately affect the quality of providing anti-spam protection. Paying for a year of service, you save a lot more and get:

Also, you can use CleanTalk app for iPhone/iPad to control anti-spam service on website or control comments, signups, contacts, and orders.

How to install the CleanTalk anti-spam MOD

1. Go to Admin —> Package Manager.
2. Click the button Download Packages.
3. In the "Package servers" section press the string [ Browse ].
4. Find "Security and Moderation" section in the end of the list.
5. Press the string [ Download ] near the module's name "Anti-spam by CleanTalk".
6. Press the string [ Install Mod ].
7. Press the button "Install Now" at the bottom of the page.
8. You will be redirected to the module's settings after you install it (or you can go to the settings page manually: Admin —> Package Manager, Configuration —> Modification Settings...). Copy your access key from your CleanTalk Control Panel (https://cleantalk.org/my/), setup the module and press the button "Save".
Go to Dashboard to see the anti-spam status, add new websites or manage existing ones! Please check your email to get account password.

Admin Settings
Mod has admin settings on page Admin - Features and options - Configuration - Modification settings

Compatibility Notes
SMF 2.0 and up

License
GNU General Public License (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html)

Changelog
 See on github (https://github.com/CleanTalk/smf-antispam/blob/master/CHANGELOG)
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: kamili34 on April 14, 2014, 03:05:20 PM

Admin Settings
Mod has admin settings on page Admin - Features and options - Configuration - Modification settings


Can't see any options. :/
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: margarett on April 14, 2014, 03:24:34 PM
I just tested and you are redirected there upon install:

Administration Center » Modification Settings » Miscellaneous
Where you should enter your CleanTalk access key. There are no other options.
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: kamili34 on April 14, 2014, 03:53:53 PM
Yeap, I was redirected but cant see options for this mod.
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: psrustik on April 16, 2014, 11:04:48 AM
Yeap, I was redirected but cant see options for this mod.
Specify your SMF forum version.
Please, tell me what other mods installed on your SMF (possible through the private messages) ?

Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: welshdog on April 16, 2014, 06:25:16 PM
Where you should enter your CleanTalk access key. There are no other options.

I got the key but I have nowhere to enter it! Tried to download and install smf-antispam-1.0.zip as instructed on that page an got nowhere!

Now totally stuck. (using 2.0.7).

Should I disable all other 'security' Mods* first or... ??

*(I had over *80* spambots attempt to register yesterday alone despite existing anti-spam Mods)
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: psrustik on April 17, 2014, 03:27:30 PM

I got the key but I have nowhere to enter it! Tried to download and install smf-antispam-1.0.zip as instructed on that page an got nowhere!

Now totally stuck. (using 2.0.7).

Should I disable all other 'security' Mods* first or... ??

1. Our mod never contains ZIP file. Cleantalk mod use tar.gz archive.
Very strange that your SMF download smf-antispam-1.0.zip file when my SMF download file "antispam_cleantalk_smf-1.01.tar.gz".
Screen in my SMF (https://www.dropbox.com/s/49iaycfuw0l6sho/cleantalk_smf_installation.png)

2. I just explored sources of SMF "Latest packages" mechanism.
SMF engine every day downloaded special data from official site (http://simplemachines.org/smf/latest-packages.js?language=en&version=2.0.7) which contains links and descriptions of new mods and updates.

May be a few days ago this file contained broken link for Cleantalk mod download.
But now  - all ok, all links valid. Please try again.

In your SMF this special file update automatically every day. Also you may run this manually (see screen2 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ni0ilbual4qgssd/update_smf_spec_files.png)



Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: welshdog on April 17, 2014, 07:05:03 PM
1. Our mod never contains ZIP file. Cleantalk mod use tar.gz archive.
Very strange that your SMF download smf-antispam-1.0.zip file when my SMF download file "antispam_cleantalk_smf-1.01.tar.gz".
Screen in my SMF (https://www.dropbox.com/s/49iaycfuw0l6sho/cleantalk_smf_installation.png)

And yet on your own page the file *still* exists for download!

https://cleantalk.org/register?platform=smf&show_manual=1&hide_email_notice=1 (https://cleantalk.org/register?platform=smf&show_manual=1&hide_email_notice=1)

I removed the mod and uploaded files and attempted to reinstall... still isn't working.
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: welshdog on April 17, 2014, 07:16:30 PM
I removed the mod and uploaded files and attempted to reinstall... still isn't working.

The steps I followed are as per instructed.

1. Go to Package Manager
2. Go to 'Browse Packages
3. Select 'Anti-spam by CleanTalk 1.01'
4. Install
5. Get redirected to Modification Settings... 'Miscellaneous'
6. Click on lin on bax saying "Access key you may get on http://cleantalk.org"
7. Arrive at page "https://cleantalk.org/my/main (https://cleantalk.org/my/main)"
8. Click on 'Setup anti-spam app!' which takes you to...
9. ... https://cleantalk.org/register?platform=smf&show_manual=1&hide_email_notice=1 (https://cleantalk.org/register?platform=smf&show_manual=1&hide_email_notice=1)
10. Instruction says 'Download and setup the module smf-antispam-1.0.zip'
11. Follow all other instructions... and get nowhere!!

Perhaps it's simply that the antispam link at '11' is incomplete??
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: margarett on April 17, 2014, 07:24:19 PM
Why don't you use the package from our modsite?
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: welshdog on April 21, 2014, 03:39:02 AM
Why don't you use the package from our modsite?

In the end I did... and got the same result. I'll do a total uninstall using a different machine in case there is some cache issue on this one and see how it goes.
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: shagimuratov on April 21, 2014, 04:04:20 AM
Why don't you use the package from our modsite?
Sorry, it's our fault, the package was not compatible with SMF. The package fixed, thanks!

In the end I did... and got the same result. I'll do a total uninstall using a different machine in case there is some cache issue on this one and see how it goes.
Did you try extract package to SMF_ROOT/packages?
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: rtil on April 21, 2014, 08:07:38 PM
used SMF's package manager to install 2.0.7. no options appearing in the "Miscellaneous" tab.
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: psrustik on April 22, 2014, 01:53:57 PM
used SMF's package manager to install 2.0.7. no options appearing in the "Miscellaneous" tab.
Thanks for report!
Fixed bug with adding options to this tab.
Please reinstall mod.
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: AlexRazoR on May 08, 2014, 09:08:00 AM
We developed an application for timely notification of website administrators about the website visitors' activity. The application is unified with the anti-spam service by the CleanTalk company – it collects all data about commentaries and sign-ups on a website that is necessary for website administrators and instantly sends it to your mobile device.

The application is available free in the App Store and Google Play.
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: kat on May 08, 2014, 02:25:02 PM
We developed an application

Who's "We"?

/me smells chopped pork shoulder meat, with ham, salt, water, modified potato starch, sugar and sodium nitrite...
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: AlexRazoR on May 11, 2014, 08:03:00 AM
It means we CleanTalk
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: welshdog on May 11, 2014, 11:26:37 PM
In the end I did... and got the same result. I'll do a total uninstall using a different machine in case there is some cache issue on this one and see how it goes.

Did a full upgrade on the site and then reinstalled the Mods including Clean Talk. This time it worked perfectly. Disabled all other 'spam filters' etc other than Akismet.

No idea what the issue was caused by sorry.
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: fondlyPiranha on May 26, 2014, 06:08:04 PM
Hi where, it is a nice proper working feature. (SMF 2.0.7)

I'm now interested to use it not only for the registration form.
what i can do to become cleantalk protection for other forms usable for guests?

New topic / reply
contact form

thanks for help

Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: psrustik on May 29, 2014, 11:38:19 PM
Hi where, it is a nice proper working feature. (SMF 2.0.7)

I'm now interested to use it not only for the registration form.
what i can do to become cleantalk protection for other forms usable for guests?

New topic / reply
contact form

thanks for help
Hi!
Cleantalk protection for new topic/post will be in the next release.

If you know PHP, SMF API you may be use https://github.com/CleanTalk/php-antispam
and not wait our release.
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: fondlyPiranha on June 04, 2014, 07:43:19 AM

Hi!
Cleantalk protection for new topic/post will be in the next release.

If you know PHP, SMF API you may be use https://github.com/CleanTalk/php-antispam
and not wait our release.


Thanks a lot foryour hint, i think i would be able to integrate php-antispam without problem into my own projects but not into SMF - i have no time to explore and study the SMF API - so i willwait for your integration in next version.
What do you think, when i can figure on catching all  the forum spam  using clean talk?
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: psrustik on June 07, 2014, 02:20:25 PM

Hi!
Cleantalk protection for new topic/post will be in the next release.

If you know PHP, SMF API you may be use https://github.com/CleanTalk/php-antispam
and not wait our release.


Thanks a lot foryour hint, i think i would be able to integrate php-antispam without problem into my own projects but not into SMF - i have no time to explore and study the SMF API - so i willwait for your integration in next version.
What do you think, when i can figure on catching all  the forum spam  using clean talk?

Hi!
CleanTalk protection in the SMF topics/posts - in our immediate plans for this plugin.

Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: RSI on June 16, 2014, 12:35:58 PM
This is by far the best Anti-Spam security mod anyone has ever done. I've had it installed since day one and its bullet proof. I even subscribed to the service for the $8 a year.

You don't need anything else installed except this one.

(https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png)(https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png)(https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png)(https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png)(https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png)
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: psrustik on August 20, 2014, 12:56:20 PM
Hi where, it is a nice proper working feature. (SMF 2.0.7)

I'm now interested to use it not only for the registration form.
what i can do to become cleantalk protection for other forms usable for guests?

New topic / reply
contact form

thanks for help
Hi all!

We released new version v1.20 with spam protection for new topic/reply for guests or newly registered members.
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: johngranlet on September 06, 2014, 09:27:38 PM
This mod is awesome, we didn't renew the license for a couple of days and the spam bots attempted to to get in a couple hundred times in those 2 days, the constant emails to let me know really helped me decide to renew also ;)

Overall a great mod that works.
worth the license fee ( $8 for a year is more then worth it )

7 out of 5 stars.
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: General Xbox Gaming on September 24, 2014, 01:27:44 PM
I brought 1 year the same day I installed this. $8 is a fare price and the level of protection is superb. If you don't want a messy forum, this is for you.

I'm happy to use this because I was banning accounts daily. Before I installed this and the first couple of hours it had already blocked 7 attempts.

5/5 Stars for this mod.
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: joeben on October 14, 2014, 02:58:10 AM
Very powerful Spam protection. For the forum user it's invisible and there is also a good support by the author.

5 ouf ot 5 stars for this mod.
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: orionsoft on October 29, 2014, 04:40:15 PM
This mod is good. After I've got this mod installed spammers almost stopped bothering me.

5 of 5 stars.
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: Carol Steele on November 22, 2014, 04:44:35 AM
I started off with some other forum software for my site and after a very short space of time I was spending virtually all day just rejecting registration by spammers, so in the end I looked around and found the Simple Machines software and replaced the previous forums with it.  A few days later, the spammers had found the new forums and started trying to register again - and then I found CleanTalk.  The initial few weeks after installing showed that all the spam applications were being blocked and all the real membership applications were being let through.
Over recent months the number of applications for membership from spammers has dropped to zero as I imagine that they have realised that they simply cannot get past CleanTalk.
It's fabulous that I now know that if I do get an application through in my email, I know that it is genuine and saves me a lot of work blocking everybody.  Must be one of the best software purchases I have made at just an $8 a year subscription fee.
(https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png)(https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png)(https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png)(https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png)(https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png)
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: valek0972 on January 04, 2015, 02:27:03 PM
Excellent fashions, excellent defence, set and about spamers forgot.
I put 5 / 5 stars
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: TRR on January 10, 2015, 10:37:34 PM
Definitely all 5 stars for me. I am running this on more than one forum now and could not be happier. I think maybe 2 spammers have slipped thru and obviously small timers. Currently blocking an average of 100 spammers a month for the last year.
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: AlexRazoR on January 16, 2015, 06:20:40 AM
New version 1.21

In the new version 1.21 added protection for the form of "quick reply".
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: nomorepolitics on February 24, 2015, 02:42:24 PM
After trying dozens of apps to stop spam bots with no success I tried CleanTalk using their trial period and found it to be fabulous - even as suggested turned off captcha and questions and this little charmer stopped over 16 bots just over night.  I went back this morning and signed up for the 3 domain for a year pack (some extra months if purchased before March 10) for only $16 which is a complete bargain. 

I am very happy to have found CleanTalk and highly recommend it - nothing else is needed when using this service. 

All the best
Ron
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: aperseghin on March 03, 2015, 12:43:19 PM

(https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png)(https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png)(https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png)(https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png)(https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png)

I Have had lots of antispam software through the years but this is the absolute least hassle and most effective method i have ever used. No spambots, No spam signups, No checking to see if a user is real, No Captcha, No nonsense.

IT JUST WORKS !   
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: AlexRazoR on March 03, 2015, 02:34:17 PM

(https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png)(https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png)(https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png)(https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png)(https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png)

I Have had lots of antispam software through the years but this is the absolute least hassle and most effective method i have ever used. No spambots, No spam signups, No checking to see if a user is real, No Captcha, No nonsense.

IT JUST WORKS !   

Thank you very much for your time to leave this feedback! We will do our best to keep spam bots away.
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: boerbokrib on March 04, 2015, 02:49:04 AM
Hi Had months of hassles and now using clean talk and it has sorted itself out.

Loving it
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: RSI on March 05, 2015, 03:02:00 PM
Yeah, its still the best anti-spam thing anyone has ever come up with.

Attached below is the activity on my board and its keeps getting better and better. The bots are giving up.

Hopefully they will update it as soon as SMF v2.1 comes out.
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: nomorepolitics on March 10, 2015, 02:46:42 PM
Fantastic, wonderful, simple, most efficient and a super duper value - a must have that works with many forums and CMS's - ten thumbs up!

(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.truthsimplicitylove.com%2Fstars.jpg&hash=bbfdc5546bb5cc06ffd8900f4c1adddc)

you gotta check it out
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: dedo on March 18, 2015, 10:29:11 AM
Best antispam, no captcha no puzzles or other accessibility issues.

One thousand bots blocked per week on my forum.

(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.truthsimplicitylove.com%2Fstars.jpg&hash=bbfdc5546bb5cc06ffd8900f4c1adddc)
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: walker on March 30, 2015, 05:44:59 PM
This is what I've been waiting for. Very Nice.


Can I use the same key for my wordpress site?

  (https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.truthsimplicitylove.com%2Fstars.jpg&hash=bbfdc5546bb5cc06ffd8900f4c1adddc)
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: andy12gr on April 20, 2015, 11:02:26 PM
i delete the mod but i have a message: Fatal error: Call to undefined function cleantalk_print_js_input() in /home/content/html/forum/Sources/Load.php(4337) : eval()'d code on line 523
how to fix it?
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: psrustik on April 23, 2015, 01:19:52 PM
i delete the mod but i have a message: Fatal error: Call to undefined function cleantalk_print_js_input() in /home/content/html/forum/Sources/Load.php(4337) : eval()'d code on line 523
how to fix it?
Hi!
Maybe it's a bug SMF when remove cleantalk function from forum.
Try reinstall CleanTalk mod and deinstall.

Can you provide a screenshot of page when removing the package in the administrator panel? There will display a list of changed files



Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: fondlyPiranha on May 14, 2015, 09:46:27 AM
after one year smoothly use, I can only express praise for this service here:

(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.truthsimplicitylove.com%2Fstars.jpg&hash=bbfdc5546bb5cc06ffd8900f4c1adddc)

Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: AlexRazoR on May 14, 2015, 11:19:25 AM
after one year smoothly use, I can only express praise for this service here:

(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.truthsimplicitylove.com%2Fstars.jpg&hash=bbfdc5546bb5cc06ffd8900f4c1adddc)

Thank you very much for your time to leave this feedback!

Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: TKG26 on May 14, 2015, 12:22:52 PM
Is the compatible with bad behaviour mod? Can I use both to double up my anti spam bot?
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: psrustik on May 15, 2015, 01:42:18 PM
Is the compatible with bad behaviour mod? Can I use both to double up my anti spam bot?

Cleantalk mod is compatible with bad behavior mod.

I'm not familiar with the bad behavior mod, but I have them work together correct.
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: OverTa[k]e on June 26, 2015, 06:13:24 PM
I am very satisfied. I would definitely recommend it.  8)

(https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png) (https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png) (https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png) (https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png) (https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png)
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: AlexRazoR on June 27, 2015, 02:04:29 AM
I am very satisfied. I would definitely recommend it.  8)

(https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png) (https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png) (https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png) (https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png) (https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png)

Thank you very much for your feedback!
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: JonM on July 30, 2015, 10:39:50 AM
Using it in conjunction with httpBl on forum.freestateproject.org and it works great.

(https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png) (https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png) (https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png) (https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png) (https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png)


 
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: Yariksat on August 08, 2015, 12:33:04 AM
I can only express praise for this service here.Very Nice.I would definitely recommend it.

(https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png) (https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png) (https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png) (https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png) (https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png)
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: rootuid on August 14, 2015, 06:11:40 AM
(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.truthsimplicitylove.com%2Fstars.jpg&hash=bbfdc5546bb5cc06ffd8900f4c1adddc)

It's worth paying a couple of dollar a year for peace of mind.

Download the plugin, turn it on. Done.


No messing around with 3 different plugins and endless configuration. It just works.
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: ManOWar on September 09, 2015, 05:15:04 AM
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excellent anti-spam mod.
we use it more than a year, no problems detected
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: Geor'G on September 24, 2015, 06:38:01 PM
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The best Anti-Spam mod. ;)
Title: Re: Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Post by: allxsan on October 17, 2015, 03:01:19 PM
Cleantalk works great , and 1st of all no need of "captcha"!

Usually I register an account on some forum once a week, but now days the captcha are really hard to "decrypt" for my "normal eyes and brain" :-D

who can say how it work in the future ?

now try to post, but if I fail 2 or 3 times to detect the captcha ?
It's very simple: simply no post  ;D
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: Wafflenat0r on February 21, 2016, 07:44:28 PM
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I am surprised to see that this has not been posted in for over 120 days. This is the best anti-spam mod I've ever used for anything, and cheap. It's worth every penny. I had about 400 new people registering everyday, I ignored it for a week and the forum was engulfed in thousands upon thousands of spam messages and fake members. I cleaned it out, installed this mod, activated the 7 day free trial, and the forum was stress free for seven days. The 8th day came around, a few bots registered. I went and paid for 1 year and it was taken care of instantly! Only 1 bot has ever gotten through.

This mod is great because there is no hard to read captcha's. It makes your forum simple to use for the members and impossible to use for the bots! It's literally the best thing ever.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: rexall9000 on March 03, 2016, 03:26:05 AM
Thu 3 Mar 2016, 3:17 pm

Hi ForumMates!

On two of my forums, the SPAM and malicious postings have been very light for two or three years. We have been lucky. Suddenly this week, we have been deluges with posts that almost look like real posts if you glance at them quickly, but a little attention reveals them as jibber-jabber disguised to look like it might be real content. At the same time, we have been bombarded with new members that got through our security.  Long story short, Clean Talk worked on one of my other sites with the same problem, so I upgraded to include the two under attack.  As soon as I installed it, the SPAM stopped completely and immediately. Allows you to delete enmasse the bogus members.

It really works.  Several thumbs up. A lot less costly than the time it was taking me to manually delete the spam users.


Five Stars!
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Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: plintus on March 20, 2016, 05:24:09 AM
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Действительно помогает защититься от спамеров. до этого не было спасения от спамеров. Скорее всего больше спамят xrumer ом но CleanTalk справляется со всякой нечистью на ура! Спасибо разработчики!

Really it helps protect against spammers. before that there was no salvation from spammers. Probably more spam xrumer th but CleanTalk cope with any evil spirits with a bang! Thanks to the developers!
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: RAJ62 on March 21, 2016, 12:22:55 PM
Great mod! Two month use. 100% no more spam on my board. No captcha needs.

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Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: cmarius on May 05, 2016, 04:14:38 AM

After using this mod the spam stopped on my forum!
Even prevents post spammers. No links allowed in the first post!

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Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: qc on May 06, 2016, 06:49:56 PM
Before installing your mod, I checked the source code and noticed that you have no CSRF protection in place and do not seem to use the one provided by SMF.

E. g. sending a POST request with ct_del_user[user_id] = 1 will delete the user with the given user_id if the current session belongs to an administrator. Since no CSRF token is being checked for in function cleantalk_load(), a malicious user could trick an administrator to visit a manipulated website that might just perform aforementioned request within the administrator's browser's context and thus delete any user.

Could someone of you with valid API key for this mod confirm?
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: shagimuratov on May 07, 2016, 12:01:50 AM
Thank you for feedback. Please let us a few days to figure out this issue.

We will write you back as finish.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: Freddy888 on May 12, 2016, 07:56:02 PM
I've been using this on Wordpress for some time and it's works great.

Now I have set up a new SMF forum I was pleased to see you have a mod for us :)

Many thanks, five stars here too !
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on May 13, 2016, 08:31:46 AM
Hello!
I found checkSession() function only for that in 2.0. Should I use it or there are some other functions?

By the way - is's strange that CMS requires using security checking in modiles instead of doing it itself.


Before installing your mod, I checked the source code and noticed that you have no CSRF protection in place and do not seem to use the one provided by SMF.

E. g. sending a POST request with ct_del_user[user_id] = 1 will delete the user with the given user_id if the current session belongs to an administrator. Since no CSRF token is being checked for in function cleantalk_load(), a malicious user could trick an administrator to visit a manipulated website that might just perform aforementioned request within the administrator's browser's context and thus delete any user.

Could someone of you with valid API key for this mod confirm?
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: Debbie3 on June 02, 2016, 07:32:58 AM
so far it seems to be working great! We have had no more spam posts since I installed it.
Thanks for a great mod.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: Mr Salt on June 06, 2016, 11:01:07 PM
CleanTalk is the best spam protection period. I searched and searched after my forum was flooded with thousands of spam post created by spam bots. After getting CleanTalk I don't even need a registration emails for my forums and have not seen a single spam post after setting up CleanTalk. The set up was very easy and they have a plugin/mod for almost any application.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: qc on June 09, 2016, 04:57:29 AM
Has the critical security issue been fixed?
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: znaeff on June 09, 2016, 05:23:37 AM
Yes.
You can download it here https://cleantalk.org/install?platform=smf (https://cleantalk.org/install?platform=smf)
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA) - User Review
Post by: fondlyPiranha on June 16, 2016, 05:53:07 AM



I give 10  of 10 (https://cleantalk.org/images/icons/Actions-rating-icon.png) ......

since more than 2 years using this app 100% satisfaction

1. no more stress with forum spam and other stressers
2. progressive development process in each version step
3. easy to modify for other forms eg gallery comments


Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: kluchitut on July 30, 2016, 05:15:23 AM

Some good words about this Antispam CleanTalk that is used on our forum for some years:

1. No spam anymore since we have joined this service
2. Many bonuses that can be used to extend the subscription
3. Easy to handle CleanTalk mod
4 A friendly support that always is ready to help you in fast way.

Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: AlexRazoR on November 28, 2016, 03:43:57 AM
Hello!

CleanTalk added some features:

1. Added an ability to use stop words to block users whose nicknames contain certain words. This will allow you to use the service to block users with obscene or containing advertising nicknames.

2. We’ve added an ability to filter email addresses by a mask.

Symbol asterisk “*” means any set of characters.

Examples:


And so on, you can use any combinations of characters and asterisks to make a mask.

Instructions how to use the personal blacklists can be found here https://cleantalk.org/help/blacklist-usage
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: andsim on February 11, 2017, 01:07:17 AM
very good plugin and 10 star
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: SickSM on March 20, 2017, 08:16:12 AM
I have been using this mod for a while now and its very effective.
I am using a cheap shared hosting plan so my cpu kai i/o usage has dropped significantly. I also have identified the addresses that were spamming me since forever.
And since no anti-captcha methods are used, i get no emails from newbies saying they cant register on my forum. So i am fairly satisfied. 10 star from me.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: Sethv2 on May 11, 2017, 03:38:00 PM
Is there a way to disable requiring administrator approval for new members on smf? I have the option set to immediate approval and registration is immediate before installing the mod. When I have this mod installed though, it forces users to wait for administration approval.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: pocttopus on May 12, 2017, 09:06:44 AM
Is there a way to disable requiring administrator approval for new members on smf? I have the option set to immediate approval and registration is immediate before installing the mod. When I have this mod installed though, it forces users to wait for administration approval.
No, this mod puts new members on waiting for approval. You must remove/uninstall this mod if you want your new members to have immediate approval of registration. But in the same time you will be not protected.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: BiGBLiZZ on June 11, 2017, 12:37:21 PM
I like this mod. It's nice.  Few concerns...

1) I have activation set to email activation. I know this mod cuts off immediate activation of new, real guests, will it do the same for email activation as well? I don't want to check every day to allow those that registered while I was away. They should have access as soon as they click the link in their email.

2) and more important... I have email notification of new members turned off. My forum runs 3 admins. none of us, including myself, yet after installing this mod we are getting the emails once again. I have checked all settings and nothing has changed except the install of this mod. Yet, there is no way to turn off email notifications, again. Unless I am missing something.

If I can't disable the email notification of new members, I will have to disable the mod.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: badtrout on July 03, 2017, 07:54:04 PM
Great Mod, 5 Stars!
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: alhudah_1 on July 04, 2017, 03:55:21 AM
Antispam by CleanTalk Mod is very effective.
i am happy i finally found mod to stop spammer etc
Antispam by CleanTalk Mod you're the best
i gives you all available stars
5 stars or even more or all star for you.
thanks
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: desertcities on September 01, 2017, 01:09:07 AM
I'm really blown away by what an excellent job CleanTalk does in preventing spammers and hackers.  For less than $10 a year you can get this service that also has a fantastic firewall option.  I mean this mod really does what it says!  I highly recommend it.

How It Works
Unlike other anti-spam solutions, CleanTalk SpamFireWall is able to reduce the load placed on your existing web server. The reporting allows administrators to control the process and to be sure of the accuracy of the work.

Our servers use the cloud based technology of all web sites to fight spam.

The visitor enters to your web site.

HTTP request data is checked of the nearly 2 million of certain IP spam bots.  If it is an active spam bot, it will get a blank page, if it is a visitor then it proceeds to the site. That is completely transparent to the visitors.

Parameters are written to the log which can be viewed in the CleanTalk Dashboard.

Using your CleanTalk Dashboard is actually fun to view.  You can see exactly why an IP or email address was flagged as spam.  Use their interactive world map if you want.  Very cool.

The number one thing that plagued my SMF sites before were the spambots and hackers.  Now with CleanTalk, I got a real fighting chance to stop them at the door before doing any damage that would normally take me hours to fix.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: zibby on September 17, 2017, 03:28:33 PM
Link to Mod (https://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=3851)

MOD Anti Spam by CleanTalk
Version: 2.12

Anti-Spam by CleanTalk mod with protection against spam bots and manual spam.
No Captcha, no questions, no counting animals, no puzzles, no math.


Great job    - 5 stars
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: luxint on September 20, 2017, 04:10:36 PM
I installed the mod a few months ago and have been testing it since.

I've had a few forums over the years and have tried a few solutions for spam and this is by far the best solution I've ever seen.

I used to have to spend a few minutes every day deleting 100's of autobot comments and removing spam users, but now it's all handled automatically.

Highly recommended.

Lux
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: dztzy on October 07, 2017, 05:11:50 AM
After the 2.15 update there's no Mod Settings zone available.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: digger on October 07, 2017, 08:10:23 AM
After the 2.15 update there's no Mod Settings zone available.
https://github.com/realdigger/SMF-Cleantalk-Antispam/releases/tag/v2.15.fixed
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: Yariksat on October 09, 2017, 01:37:26 PM
I want to appeal to the Forum Administrator.
You know that the developers of this modification spread the updates without even testing them ? And then when do users find in the update errors they delete this update?
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: Gryzor on October 14, 2017, 05:36:20 AM
Hello!

I just installed it after yesterday's update and it seems to be working otherwise (no spam attacks yet so not sure), but I'm encountering a big problem:

At the beginning of each page I'm getting this block of text:

Quote
// CleanTalk messages begin $txt['cleantalk_name'] = 'Antispam by CleanTalk'; $txt['cleantalk_settings'] = 'Antispam by CleanTalk Mod settings'; $txt['cleantalk_api_key'] = 'Access key'; $txt['cleantalk_get_access_manually'] = 'Get access key manually'; $txt['cleantalk_get_access_key_or'] = 'or'; $txt['cleantalk_get_access_automatically'] = 'Get access key automatically'; $txt['cleantalk_license_agreement'] = 'License agreement'; $txt['cleantalk_key_valid'] = 'Access key is valid'; $txt['cleantalk_key_not_valid'] = 'Access key is not valid!'; $txt['cleantalk_get_statistics'] = 'Click here to get anti-spam statistics'; $txt['cleantalk_admin_email_will_be_used'] = 'Admin e-mail (%s) will be used for registration'; $txt['cleantalk_first_post_checking'] = 'Enable antispam test for first post on board for Newly registered members'; $txt['cleantalk_api_key_description'] = 'Extension home page: http://cleantalk.org'; $txt['cleantalk_logging'] = 'Enable logging'; $txt['cleantalk_logging_postinput'] = 'All plugin\'s actions will be added to the forum\'s log. (Admin -> Error log)'; $txt['cleantalk_tell_others'] = 'Tell others about CleanTalk'; $txt['cleantalk_tell_others_postinput'] = 'Checking this box places a small link in the footer that lets others know what anti-spam tool protects your site.'; $txt['cleantalk_tell_others_footer_message'] = 'SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk'; $txt['cleantalk_sfw'] = 'Enable SpamFireWall'; $txt['cleantalk_sfw_postinput'] = 'This option allows to filter spam bots before they access website. Also reduces CPU usage on hosting server and accelerates pages load time.'; $txt['cleantalk_check_users'] = '%CLEANTALK_CHECK_USERS%'; $txt['cleantalk_check_users_button'] = 'Check users for spam'; $txt['cleantalk_check_users_button_after'] = 'Anti-spam by CleanTalk will check all users against blacklists database and show you senders that have spam activity on other websites.'; $txt['cleantalk_check_users_key_is_bad'] = 'Can not access cloud database. Access key is bad.'; $txt['cleantalk_check_users_nofound'] = 'No spam users found'; $txt['cleantalk_check_users_tbl_select'] = 'Select'; $txt['cleantalk_check_users_tbl_username_details'] = 'Details'; $txt['cleantalk_check_users_tbl_joined'] = 'Registered'; $txt['cleantalk_check_users_tbl_lastvisit'] = 'Last visit'; $txt['cleantalk_check_users_tbl_posts'] = 'Posts'; $txt['cleantalk_check_users_tbl_posts_show'] = 'Show'; $txt['cleantalk_check_users_pages'] = 'Pages'; $txt['cleantalk_check_users_done'] = 'Done. All users checked via blacklists database, see result below.'; $txt['cleantalk_check_users_tbl_delselect'] = 'Delete selected'; $txt['cleantalk_check_users_tbl_delall'] = 'Delete all'; $txt['cleantalk_check_users_tbl_delnotice'] = 'All topics and posts of selected users will be deleted, too.'; $txt['cleantalk_check_users_confirm'] = 'Delete account(s) with their posts and topics?'; $txt['cleantalk_sfw_die_notice_ip'] = 'SpamFireWall is activated for your IP '; $txt['cleantalk_sfw_die_make_sure_js_enabled'] = 'To continue working with web site, please make sure that you have enabled JavaScript.'; $txt['cleantalk_sfw_die_click_to_pass'] = 'Please click bellow to pass protection,'; $txt['cleantalk_sfw_die_you_will_be_redirected'] = 'Or you will be automatically redirected to the requested page after 3 seconds.'; $txt['cleantalk_sfw_die_no_file'] = 'Your IP looks like spammer\'s IP'; $txt['cleantalk_banner_renew_1'] = 'Please, renew your anti-spam license for %s.'; $txt['cleantalk_banner_renew_2'] = 'next year'; $txt['cleantalk_banner_trial_1'] = 'Cleantalk\'s cloud service trial period ends, please upgrade to %s!'; $txt['cleantalk_banner_trial_2'] = 'Premium version'; $txt['cleantalk_banner_bad_key_1'] = 'Enter the Access Key in %s settings to enable anti-spam protection!'; $txt['cleantalk_banner_bad_key_2'] = 'CleanTalk\'s mod'; // CleanTalk messages end

Any idea where to check to fix it?

Thanks!

[EDIT] Hm, I found out that Modifications.english-utf8.php only contains this code and nothing else - no php begin/end tags. Would it be safe to delete the file?
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: zibby on October 15, 2017, 03:38:27 PM
Link to Mod (https://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=3851)


Best Anti Spam software!
5 stars

Thank you >>>>>>> 5 stars
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: digger on October 15, 2017, 03:44:36 PM
Link to Mod (https://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=3851)


Best Anti Spam software!
5 stars

Thank you >>>>>>> 5 stars
You will recieve your free months for that only once. There is no need to spam here any more.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: Celestial on November 18, 2017, 04:43:23 AM
Using SMF 2.0.14, I updated my CleanTalk modification manually from 2.0 to 2.18 by uninstalling and then deleting the 2.0 version, then installing the 2.18 version.  Now my forum is getting a HTTP 500 error and no longer loads at all. 
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: Celestial on November 18, 2017, 03:04:36 PM
Okie, so, I went back to a backup I made just prior to uninstalling and deleting the CleanTalk 2.0 modification.  I tried the CleanTalk 2.16 modification this time.  Same thing.  Instant HTTP 500 error.  Here's the error log:

Code: [Select]
[18-Nov-2017 14:56:02 America/New_York] PHP Fatal error:  Cannot redeclare cleantalk_check_register() (previously declared in /home/blah/public_html/Sources/cleantalk/CleantalkMod.php:30) in /home/blah/public_html/Sources/cleantalk/cleantalkMod.php on line 78
[18-Nov-2017 14:56:19 America/New_York] PHP Fatal error:  Cannot redeclare cleantalk_check_register() (previously declared in /home/blah/public_html/Sources/cleantalk/CleantalkMod.php:30) in /home/blah/public_html/Sources/cleantalk/cleantalkMod.php on line 78
[18-Nov-2017 14:56:40 America/New_York] PHP Fatal error:  Cannot redeclare cleantalk_check_register() (previously declared in /home/blah/public_html/Sources/cleantalk/CleantalkMod.php:30) in /home/blah/public_html/Sources/cleantalk/cleantalkMod.php on line 78
[18-Nov-2017 14:56:43 America/New_York] PHP Fatal error:  Cannot redeclare cleantalk_check_register() (previously declared in /home/blah/public_html/Sources/cleantalk/CleantalkMod.php:30) in /home/blah/public_html/Sources/cleantalk/cleantalkMod.php on line 78
[18-Nov-2017 14:57:21 America/New_York] PHP Fatal error:  Cannot redeclare cleantalk_check_register() (previously declared in /home/blah/public_html/Sources/cleantalk/CleantalkMod.php:30) in /home/blah/public_html/Sources/cleantalk/cleantalkMod.php on line 78

FWIW, the server uses PHP 5.6.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: Celestial on November 19, 2017, 03:19:44 AM
I apologize for the triple post, but I figured out the problem and thought I'd share FWIW.

The CleanTalk modification upgrade instructions (https://cleantalk.org/update?platform=smf) are missing a step.  You need to uninstall the CleanTalk modification, delete it, and then delete the Sources/cleantalk directory (at least if you're upgrading from before version 2.10).  Only then can you properly install the new modification version.  Apparently the old CleanTalk modification version left behind some files that conflict with newer versions, and that caused the HTTP 500 error.

I hope that information helps someone else.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: Yariksat on December 11, 2017, 01:30:16 PM
Recently, a very bad
Does not allow to register to normal users.And there are a lot of such unsuccessful registrations. Disabled mod
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: mitek on January 12, 2018, 02:54:41 AM
All I know is I love this program and it works well within our forum. It has kept us from approving or activationg members that we do not wish to have in our midst. I thing its an especially useful and very cost conscious utility.

Ill use it from now on...

Mike
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: Bear1968 on February 27, 2018, 03:51:42 AM
All I know is I love this program and it works well within our forum. It has kept us from approving or activationg members that we do not wish to have in our midst. I thing its an especially useful and very cost conscious utility.

Ill use it from now on...

Mike

That's what I was looking to hear! I have been getting slammed so much with SPAM lately even though I tried a few of the other Mods.  With mods running I was still deleting about a dozen users a day that made it past re-CAPTCHA, 3 security questions, Bad Behavior and Honeypot. I should probably add that a dozen is considerably less than I was getting before.
I will let give an honest review after a few weeks of use.

*Edit
One this I should mention is that Clean Talk flagged an existing member that was using a VPN just now after install. No big deal but I can understand how trying to register while on a VPN could maybe cause you some troubles.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: Bear1968 on March 14, 2018, 03:33:25 AM
It has been about 2 weeks and Spam Posts are dramatically down.  Before the install as stated in my last post I had to delete a dozen spammers a day that passed through the mod I was using. Over the past two weeks I had to deal with about 10 that passed through Clean Talk.
Not the miracle I was hoping for but the best so far.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: wildenborch on April 04, 2018, 05:34:45 AM
I have installed Anti Spam by Cleantalk for more than 2 weeks now and it does what it should do. Stop spammers from registering. I have now turned off the extra questions, verification code and except two, all spam registrations are blocked. I also had to contact the help desk and they are very quick in replying and solving the issue(s).
So for me this is a great solution with a great support!
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: thrawn75 on May 10, 2018, 09:50:14 AM
Amazing solution! I got rid of any captcha and stupid questions on my registration form.
Recommended #1!
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: icehawke on May 11, 2018, 05:20:43 PM
It's cut my spambot registrations to near zero. Still, a couple get in, but it's much easier to deal with 1 per week instead of 50 per day. 5*
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: General Xbox Gaming on June 02, 2018, 10:45:23 AM
I have Anti Spam by CleanTalk v1.60 but SMF doesn't have a uninstall option so I can to update to v2.21
(https://imgur.com/h0TLkMk.jpg)

I can't find documentation to roll back the changes to manually remove the mod.

EDIT: never mind, I figured it out. I installed v1.94 and then uninstalled it which removed all CleanTalk mod files and then v2.21 was able to install.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: Rock Lee on June 02, 2018, 09:10:35 PM
I have Anti Spam by CleanTalk v1.60 but SMF doesn't have a uninstall option so I can to update to v2.21
(https://imgur.com/h0TLkMk.jpg)

I can't find documentation to roll back the changes to manually remove the mod.

EDIT: never mind, I figured it out. I installed v1.94 and then uninstalled it which removed all CleanTalk mod files and then v2.21 was able to install.
Can read How can I install a mod that doesn't work in my SMF version? (https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/How_can_I_install_a_mod_that_doesn%27t_work_in_my_SMF_version) to emulate the required version and uninstall. But there is the option to do it manually!


regards!
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: swagnillaice on June 15, 2018, 08:51:14 AM
I've used this mod to protect 3 of my websites against spam and so far, it's the best one out there for SMF that I've used! Hats off to the CleanTalk team! :D :D :D 5/5 stars IMHO!
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: PenelopeQ on June 25, 2018, 11:08:10 AM
I received a message from a new poster who is receiving an error that references cleantalk. Here is the message.
Quote
Hello. I posted a thread for the very first time.
I was able to post a couple replies to it yesterday, but today I keep receiving an error message. I've tried several different times.
This is the error message I'm getting.
It says something like cleantalk***forbidden. Please
enable javascript. Email seems to be a spammer.

Any ideas what is going on--since this is just one person on a board of hundreds?
I've listed my mods below.

1.   TopicStarter Mod   1.7     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
2.   Topic & Board Note   1.0.3   [ Install Mod ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
3.   SMFPacks Popup Pro Mod   1.0.3     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
4.   Register At Post View v.1.1   1.1     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
5.   Search Sent PMs   1.4   [ Install Mod ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
6.   Personal Messages to Membergroups   1.4.3   [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
7.   Move Old Topics   1.3.8     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
8.   Last Active On MemberList   1.4     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
9.   Join Reason   1.3     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
10.   Global Headers Footers   2.0.1     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
11.   Default_Membergroup   1.0.1     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
12.   Board Notification Mod   1.2.2     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
13.   Bad Behavior mod   1.5.17   [ Install Mod ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
14.   Anti-Spam Links   1.0.1     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
15.   Alternative Menu With Top Menu Icon & Button Remover   1.4.2     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
16.   Advanced Topic Prefix Mod   4.0.3     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
17.   Gender on Memberlist   1.5   [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
18.   SMFPacks Shoutbox Pro   1.0.9   [ Install Mod ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
19.   SMFPacks WYSIWYG Editor   2.0.7   [ Install Mod ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
20.   SMFPacks Personal Conversations   1.0.3   [ Install Mod ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
21.   Anti-spam by CleanTalk   2.19     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
22.   Forum Firewall   2.0.0     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
23.   Akismet Spam Blocking   2.0     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
24.   Ad Managment   3.3a   [ Install Mod ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]

Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: Rock Lee on June 26, 2018, 01:02:45 PM
@PenelopeQ In the SMF error logs that it shows? a server / server must have a error of call.log or error.txt to know more precisely what is the error, because with so many mod it can be conflict with any of them...


Regards!
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: Bear1968 on July 26, 2018, 04:16:20 AM
It has been about 2 weeks and Spam Posts are dramatically down.  Before the install as stated in my last post I had to delete a dozen spammers a day that passed through the mod I was using. Over the past two weeks I had to deal with about 10 that passed through Clean Talk.
Not the miracle I was hoping for but the best so far.

OK I should have posted this sooner but I am now about 6 months into using Cleantalk and I have nothing to do as a Forum Admin! I get no Spam whatsoever.
I guess the reason I did not post an update sooner was that it has been so dang quiet as far as spam goes I simply forgot about it until updated Cleantak to the latest version tonight.
It is doing it's job and I could not be more pleased.
I would definitely recommend to any SMF forum Admin as a cheap and sure way to relive yourself of spam problems!

*edit* The Spam I received in the nested quote was caused by accounts that were previously registered that remained dormant. These accounts I think were linked to spam accounts that were blocked due to the similarities in registration names. Hind Site 20/20  :)
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on July 26, 2018, 04:54:42 AM
It has been about 2 weeks and Spam Posts are dramatically down.  Before the install as stated in my last post I had to delete a dozen spammers a day that passed through the mod I was using. Over the past two weeks I had to deal with about 10 that passed through Clean Talk.
Not the miracle I was hoping for but the best so far.

OK I should have posted this sooner but I am now about 6 months into using Cleantalk and I have nothing to do as a Forum Admin! I get no Spam whatsoever.
I guess the reason I did not post an update sooner was that it has been so dang quiet as far as spam goes I simply forgot about it until updated Cleantak to the latest version tonight.
It is doing it's job and I could not be more pleased.
I would definitely recommend to any SMF forum Admin as a cheap and sure way to relive yourself of spam problems!

*edit* The Spam I received in the nested quote was caused by accounts that were previously registered that remained dormant. These accounts I think were linked to spam accounts that were blocked due to the similarities in registration names. Hind Site 20/20  :)

Thank you!
We strive to provide better anti-spam protection every day.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: SomeoneElse on October 12, 2018, 08:53:38 AM
It would be good if the fact that this is a commercial service that costs - not much, but costs - were obvious before you install it.

Having installed it, I got the access key ok, but I needed to use the automatic setup of it: every time I press the save button on the mod's setup page, I get a blank screen.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: SomeoneElse on October 19, 2018, 09:47:34 AM
I don't know why my board suddenly started having hundreds of spambots trying to register, but it did. Maybe someone human told them the answer to the question we'd been asking.

This mod stopped them, while letting through real people with an absolute minimum of fuss. No CAPTCHAs!

Much of it would have been possible to do by hand - most of the spam registrations had user names ending in 'Incose' for some reason - but not having to do this was easily worth the $8 it costs for one site for one year with no additional services. (Plus by doing it before the week's free trial expired, three months are added to the twelve.)
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on October 19, 2018, 10:10:19 AM
I don't know why my board suddenly started having hundreds of spambots trying to register, but it did. Maybe someone human told them the answer to the question we'd been asking.

This mod stopped them, while letting through real people with an absolute minimum of fuss. No CAPTCHAs!

Much of it would have been possible to do by hand - most of the spam registrations had user names ending in 'Incose' for some reason - but not having to do this was easily worth the $8 it costs for one site for one year with no additional services. (Plus by doing it before the week's free trial expired, three months are added to the twelve.)
Thank you!
I hope spam won't bother you again at all.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: aminus1 on December 23, 2018, 08:28:29 AM
Здравствуйте спасибо вам за мод программы CleanTalk
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on December 23, 2018, 09:42:51 AM
Thank you for your feedback!

Protecting you from spam is our primary concern.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: sah62 on December 30, 2018, 02:48:53 PM


Every so often I see an error like this in my forum's admin log when a "good" user attempts to post something:

https://www.mysite.org/forum/index.php?action=post2;start=0;board=10
8: Undefined index: cleantalk_automod
File: /home/mysite/public_html/forum/Sources/cleantalk/cleantalkMod.php
Line: 620

The end result is a "good" post that gets flagged as spam, which is annoying for users. "Enable automoderation for messages" is not enabled in my settings for the mod; I suspect that it should have a default value of FALSE assigned if it hasn't been set to avoid this error. I just turned on "Enable automoderation for messages" to see if it makes a difference.

I'm running SMF 2.0.15, PHP 7.0.32-0ubuntu0.16.04.1, and version 2.25 of the mod.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: showngo on January 05, 2019, 01:26:35 AM
So far I could not be happier.
Really cut down on my needed Admin time.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: panelpro on January 31, 2019, 01:34:17 PM
I found this mod very useful. For some reasons, the board that's opened for guest's contribution was getting lots of spam submission, and I had to implement a captcha solution that became a problem to most honest users. Opting for CleanTalk did the job perfectly as there are no more bots submission and legitimate users aren't getting annoyed with difficult captchas.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on January 31, 2019, 11:22:19 PM
I found this mod very useful. For some reasons, the board that's opened for guest's contribution was getting lots of spam submission, and I had to implement a captcha solution that became a problem to most honest users. Opting for CleanTalk did the job perfectly as there are no more bots submission and legitimate users aren't getting annoyed with difficult captchas.

Thank you!
Spam shall not pass!
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: jwr92 on February 02, 2019, 10:04:31 AM
Great mod, works very good!!!

P.S.What would I do without this plug...
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on February 02, 2019, 11:01:22 AM
Great mod, works very good!!!

P.S.What would I do without this plug...
Thank you!
Fighting spam is our work.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: ChesterfieldFly on February 07, 2019, 12:14:45 PM
I've recently installed CleanTalk anti spam on my forum.
Simple to follow installation, what could be easier.
I'm well impressed by it, and at a reasonable price too.
Saves me a lot of manual work sorting out the legit sign ups from the spam ones.

Cheers  :)
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on February 08, 2019, 12:07:12 AM
Thank you for the feedback!

We are glad to protect your sites from spam.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: Biology Forums on February 24, 2019, 05:29:27 PM
Does this mod add to the stylesheet? I noticed my forum's font got bigger
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on February 25, 2019, 12:53:32 AM
Does this mod add to the stylesheet? I noticed my forum's font got bigger

Hello.

CleanTalk plugin is compatible to stylesheet. Could you please let us kno if the problem persists with disabled plugin.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: Biology Forums on February 25, 2019, 12:14:41 PM
After disabling the mod, the font went back to normal. Hence, I concluded it's the mode cause the trouble.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on February 26, 2019, 01:11:15 AM
After disabling the mod, the font went back to normal. Hence, I concluded it's the mode cause the trouble.

Please, tell us your website. If you don't want to publish it here, you can create a ticket in our private support system:
https://cleantalk.org/my/support/open

Write back anytime.

Best regards.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: TurtleKicker on March 06, 2019, 10:51:35 AM
Do you have any plans to update this for 2.1RC1 or are you only waiting until 2.1 final?
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on March 06, 2019, 11:24:38 AM
Hello.

Yes, we plan to support this version. We need to do all necessary tests with it.

It may take 1-2 days.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on March 11, 2019, 05:54:21 AM
Hello,

We've tested our plugin with 2.1 and found no problems.

Best regards
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: ExXeL on March 16, 2019, 10:45:37 AM
Hello,

I would like to know how can I install packages to my forum (2.0.15 version)
Look the picture please, I have running from VPS (Localhost)
What's the next step?

Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on March 16, 2019, 11:00:43 AM
Hello,

Thank you for your question.

Please use this guide to install the plugin:

https://cleantalk.org/help/install-smf

Best regards
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: ExXeL on March 16, 2019, 11:10:19 AM
Hello,

Thank you for your question.

Please use this guide to install the plugin:

https://cleantalk.org/help/install-smf

Best regards

I followed but i don't found the "install" button.
I don't have ftp details for my VPS and how can i edit the permissions manually what this pacpage reuqire?
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on March 16, 2019, 11:25:12 AM
You have something wrong with the files rights. There is no need to do additional settings at normal install. And sorry, I can't understand the language on the screenshot, so hard to understand what's wrong.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: sah62 on April 11, 2019, 08:44:33 AM
I'm seeing a large number of instances of this error in my forum log:

Code: [Select]
https://www.mysite.org/forum/index.php?action=register2
2: Illegal string offset 'keys'
File: /home/mysite/public_html/forum/Sources/cleantalk/cleantalkMod.php
Line: 456

This is with plugin version 2.26.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on April 11, 2019, 09:00:52 AM
Hello.

Could you please let us know the version of your smf forum.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: sah62 on April 11, 2019, 09:02:38 AM
Hello.

Could you please let us know the version of your smf forum.

Thank you.

SMF 2.0.15
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on April 11, 2019, 09:07:22 AM
We will check the code of the plugin and fix the issue within 48 hours.

Please, wait.

Best regards.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on April 11, 2019, 10:47:18 AM
Hello,

It was fixed in dev build. Please, wait for the next stable release (on the next week)

Best regards.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: bod22 on April 18, 2019, 01:03:14 PM
It works well and I don't have to use Captcha.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on April 19, 2019, 01:22:22 AM
It works well and I don't have to use Captcha.
Hello.
Thank you for your feedback! I hope spam will never bother you again.
Have a nice day.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: sah62 on April 23, 2019, 07:07:49 PM
I found another small error in version 2.27 and SMF 2.0.15. There's an uninitialized variable $error on line 1290 of file cleantalkMod.php. Here's the code:

Code: [Select]
1286                     // Error output
1287                     if(!empty($api_result['error'])){
1288                         $html.='<center>'
1289                                 .'<div style="border:2px solid red;color:red;font-size:16px;width:300px;padding:5px;">'
1290                                     .'<b>'.$error.'</b>'
1291                                 .'</div>'
1292                                 .'<br>'
1293                             .'</center>';
1294                     }

It should probably be this:

Code: [Select]
1286                     // Error output
1287                     if(!empty($api_result['error'])){
1288                         $html.='<center>'
1289                                 .'<div style="border:2px solid red;color:red;font-size:16px;width:300px;padding:5px;">'
1290                                     .'<b>'.$api_result['error'].'</b>'
1291                                 .'</div>'
1292                                 .'<br>'
1293                             .'</center>';
1294                     }

You should be able to reproduce the error by running "Check users for spam" from the mod settings page.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on April 24, 2019, 02:24:51 AM
I found another small error in version 2.27 and SMF 2.0.15. There's an uninitialized variable $error on line 1290 of file cleantalkMod.php. Here's the code:

Code: [Select]
1286                     // Error output
1287                     if(!empty($api_result['error'])){
1288                         $html.='<center>'
1289                                 .'<div style="border:2px solid red;color:red;font-size:16px;width:300px;padding:5px;">'
1290                                     .'<b>'.$error.'</b>'
1291                                 .'</div>'
1292                                 .'<br>'
1293                             .'</center>';
1294                     }

It should probably be this:

Code: [Select]
1286                     // Error output
1287                     if(!empty($api_result['error'])){
1288                         $html.='<center>'
1289                                 .'<div style="border:2px solid red;color:red;font-size:16px;width:300px;padding:5px;">'
1290                                     .'<b>'.$api_result['error'].'</b>'
1291                                 .'</div>'
1292                                 .'<br>'
1293                             .'</center>';
1294                     }

You should be able to reproduce the error by running "Check users for spam" from the mod settings page.

Hello.

Thank you for your notice. We will fix the issue within 48 hours.

Please, wait.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on April 24, 2019, 02:33:59 AM
Thanks, fixed here in dev build:
https://github.com/CleanTalk/smf-antispam/commit/8d77e54f52861ab7e6212852848d59039616ea09
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: Jippo on May 22, 2019, 07:01:42 PM
I could not stop the bots from registering on my forum, I triied everything, captcha's to the point nobody could register, also triied several types of registration packages, add-ons, whatever, had to disable the registration, UNTIL AntiSpam by Cleantalk! A big thanks to the folks at CleanTalk for this awesome software!
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on May 23, 2019, 01:17:40 AM
I could not stop the bots from registering on my forum, I triied everything, captcha's to the point nobody could register, also triied several types of registration packages, add-ons, whatever, had to disable the registration, UNTIL AntiSpam by Cleantalk! A big thanks to the folks at CleanTalk for this awesome software!

Thank you for your review!

We do our best to keep all spam away.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: HKPhooey98 on July 10, 2019, 11:47:06 PM
Every day we had a bunch of annoying spam registrations hitting our small SMF forum.  Our club was trying to manage it manually but it was overwhelming our small admin group.  We tried a few solutions but nothing was really working consistently.  But then we found this plugin antispam solution from Cleantalk and found it worked very well.  We're now subscribers.  Happy to have my evenings back from manually managing all the spam.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on July 11, 2019, 01:59:35 AM
Every day we had a bunch of annoying spam registrations hitting our small SMF forum.  Our club was trying to manage it manually but it was overwhelming our small admin group.  We tried a few solutions but nothing was really working consistently.  But then we found this plugin antispam solution from Cleantalk and found it worked very well.  We're now subscribers.  Happy to have my evenings back from manually managing all the spam.

Thank you for your review!
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: mitek on July 12, 2019, 12:03:52 PM
This is one of the  add ons thats a no brainer as far as I am concerned. Occasionally it may block a user accidentally but 99.99% of the time its dead on when it comes to stopping spammers trying to join your forum. This is one of the ONLY packs I pay for. I would give it more than 5 stars if I could :)
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on July 12, 2019, 12:09:35 PM
This is one of the  add ons thats a no brainer as far as I am concerned. Occasionally it may block a user accidentally but 99.99% of the time its dead on when it comes to stopping spammers trying to join your forum. This is one of the ONLY packs I pay for. I would give it more than 5 stars if I could :)

Thanks! We work to make protection from spam as inconspicuous as possible.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: underscore82 on July 20, 2019, 10:32:38 AM
Very good plugin, since I installed this I no longer suffer from spam on my forum!  :D
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on July 20, 2019, 10:34:47 AM
Very good plugin, since I installed this I no longer suffer from spam on my forum!  :D



Thank you for your review!

All annoying spam will be blocked.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: Triseult on July 29, 2019, 02:47:40 PM
I wanna add my voice to the others who have reviewed this so far... This plugin was super-easy to deploy and I'm very happy with the results so far. My SMF install started getting hammered with spambots, and CleanTalk got rid of my problem overnight. So thanks!
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on July 30, 2019, 01:24:54 AM
Thank you! We strive to do spam protection easy.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: sky23 on August 05, 2019, 10:37:54 AM
Really highly to recommend, for 2 cents per day, great!
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on August 05, 2019, 11:15:21 AM
Really highly to recommend, for 2 cents per day, great!
Thank you for your review!
We do our best to keep spam at bay.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: gagaman on August 08, 2019, 02:53:36 AM
I used the free version for a year. Very satisfied with it! No spamposting by spambots on my forum anymore.
I just upgraded to one year paid subscription to support this very good service.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on August 08, 2019, 03:38:11 AM
I used the free version for a year. Very satisfied with it! No spamposting by spambots on my forum anymore.
I just upgraded to one year paid subscription to support this very good service.
Thank you for your review!
Fighting spam is our work.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: ~IsR~Barabba on August 15, 2019, 12:38:17 AM
Finally we have a really effective system against antispam and whatever else attacks our forum.
very simple installation (I am not an expert) I installed and activated in 5 minutes.
I recommend to everyone,and to impart,to people like me,who are inexperienced in this field.

fantastic to know that the antispam problem is solved forever.

~IsR~Barabba Admin Internationalsimracing.com
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on August 15, 2019, 01:42:54 AM
Finally we have a really effective system against antispam and whatever else attacks our forum.
very simple installation (I am not an expert) I installed and activated in 5 minutes.
I recommend to everyone,and to impart,to people like me,who are inexperienced in this field.

fantastic to know that the antispam problem is solved forever.

~IsR~Barabba Admin Internationalsimracing.com
Thank you for your review!
I hope spam won't bother you again at all.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: MPHV on August 31, 2019, 05:02:46 PM
Hi,

I've installed the MOD, however I am having some problems with other code since the mod is installed.

I'm using another MOD (partially downloaded + modified myself) to connect to the Twitter API, works fine.
However when Cleantalk is on, something strange happens.

My own code is in a php file, includes SSI.php, inserts and selects from 1 (custom) databasetable.
And it provides output using an echo statement which starts with {"html" :

When i have Cleantalk on, and run my script, the output which is shown is missing the first part of the string.
I inspected the output in chrome, to see what was happening. It turns out, a large chunk of PHP code is actually send to the browser, before the <HTML> tag.

THis is what the browser receives:

Quote
<!--?

/*
 * Patch for filter_var()
 */
if(!function_exists('filter_var')){
   
   define('FILTER_VALIDATE_IP', 'ip');
   define('FILTER_FLAG_IPV4', 'ipv4');
   define('FILTER_FLAG_IPV6', 'ipv6');
   define('FILTER_VALIDATE_EMAIL', 'email');
   define('FILTER_FLAG_EMAIL_UNICODE', 'unicode');
   
   function filter_var($variable, $filter, $option = false){
      if($filter == 'ip'){
         if($option == 'ipv4'){
            if(preg_match("/(\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3})/", $variable, $matches)){
               $variable = $matches[1];
               return $variable;
            }
         }
         if($option == 'ipv6'){
            if(preg_match("/\s*(([:.]{0,7}[0-9a-fA-F]{0,4}){1,8})\s*/", $variable, $matches)){
               $variable = $matches[1];
               return $variable;
            }
         }
      }
      if($filter == 'email'){
         if($option == 'unicode' || $option == false){
            if(preg_match("/\s*(\S*@\S*\.\S*)\s*/", $variable, $matches)){
               $variable = $matches[1];
               return $variable;
            }
         }
      }
   }
}
{"html" : "<blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"-->
<html>
....

The last line before<html> should have been in my normal output, but it's not for some reason.

When i deinstall cleantalk my problem is gone.

Apart from it's own php file my own code puts a script in the HTML header via the load.php file in order to call the php file.

Any suggestions? Is this chunck of code comming from cleantalk?
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on September 01, 2019, 01:52:54 AM
Any suggestions? Is this chunck of code comming from cleantalk?
Hello.
I've passed your question to the programmer staff.
We will reply to you in 1-2 work days.
Please, wait.
Title: Undefined index: cleantalk_check_personal_messages
Post by: sah62 on September 01, 2019, 07:01:50 AM
I'm seeing this error after upgrading to version 2.29:

https://www.mysite.org/forum/index.php?action=pm;sa=send2
8: Undefined index: cleantalk_check_personal_messages
File: /var/www/mysite/web/forum/Sources/cleantalk/cleantalkMod.php
Line: 522

I do not have the "Enable antispam test for personal message" option checked.
Title: Re: Undefined index: cleantalk_check_personal_messages
Post by: psrustik on September 01, 2019, 08:20:37 AM
I'm seeing this error after upgrading to version 2.29:

https://www.mysite.org/forum/index.php?action=pm;sa=send2
8: Undefined index: cleantalk_check_personal_messages
File: /var/www/mysite/web/forum/Sources/cleantalk/cleantalkMod.php
Line: 522

I do not have the "Enable antispam test for personal message" option checked.
Thank you for your feedback.
Every bit helps in solving the issue.
Please, wait 1-2 business days.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: MPHV on September 01, 2019, 10:21:55 AM
Any suggestions? Is this chunck of code comming from cleantalk?
Hello.
I've passed your question to the programmer staff.
We will reply to you in 1-2 work days.
Please, wait.

Hi,
Thanks for the response!

However, a good night of sleep helped me to find the issue itself.
In one of Cleantalks files i found the issue.
it is in sources/cleantalk/phpfix.php

this file looks like this:
Code: [Select]
<?

/*
 * Patch for filter_var()
 */
if(!function_exists('filter_var')){

define('FILTER_VALIDATE_IP', 'ip');
define('FILTER_FLAG_IPV4', 'ipv4');
define('FILTER_FLAG_IPV6', 'ipv6');
define('FILTER_VALIDATE_EMAIL', 'email');
define('FILTER_FLAG_EMAIL_UNICODE', 'unicode');

function filter_var($variable, $filter, $option = false){
if($filter == 'ip'){
if($option == 'ipv4'){
if(preg_match("/(\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3})/", $variable, $matches)){
$variable = $matches[1];
return $variable;
}
}
if($option == 'ipv6'){
if(preg_match("/\s*(([:.]{0,7}[0-9a-fA-F]{0,4}){1,8})\s*/", $variable, $matches)){
$variable = $matches[1];
return $variable;
}
}
}
if($filter == 'email'){
if($option == 'unicode' || $option == false){
if(preg_match("/\s*(\S*@\S*\.\S*)\s*/", $variable, $matches)){
$variable = $matches[1];
return $variable;
}
}
}
}
}

Guess we can see the
Code: [Select]
<? which should have been 
Code: [Select]
<?php  and the missing 
Code: [Select]
?>  in the end.

Might want to share it with the developers.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on September 01, 2019, 11:04:34 AM
Quote
Might want to share it with the developers.
Thank you for your effort.
I've added this information to the task.
We will reply to you on the nearest work week.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on September 02, 2019, 09:50:18 AM
Quote
Guess we can see the
Code: [Select]
<?
which should have been
Code: [Select]
<?php
and the missing
Code: [Select]
?>
in the end.

Might want to share it with the developers.
We have fixed that and new changes will be available in the next mod release.



I'm seeing this error after upgrading to version 2.29:

https://www.mysite.org/forum/index.php?action=pm;sa=send2
8: Undefined index: cleantalk_check_personal_messages
File: /var/www/mysite/web/forum/Sources/cleantalk/cleantalkMod.php
Line: 522

I do not have the "Enable antispam test for personal message" option checked.
Please, re-install the CleanTalk mod. Link to the archive is here:
https://github.com/CleanTalk/smf-antispam/archive/dev.zip (https://github.com/CleanTalk/smf-antispam/archive/dev.zip)

Our update guide is here is you need it:
https://cleantalk.org/help/update-smf (https://cleantalk.org/help/update-smf)

Write back if the issue persists.
Thank you.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: sah62 on September 04, 2019, 03:14:43 PM
I'm seeing this error after upgrading to version 2.29:

https://www.mysite.org/forum/index.php?action=pm;sa=send2
8: Undefined index: cleantalk_check_personal_messages
File: /var/www/mysite/web/forum/Sources/cleantalk/cleantalkMod.php
Line: 522

I do not have the "Enable antispam test for personal message" option checked.
Please, re-install the CleanTalk mod. Link to the archive is here:
https://github.com/CleanTalk/smf-antispam/archive/dev.zip (https://github.com/CleanTalk/smf-antispam/archive/dev.zip)

Our update guide is here is you need it:
https://cleantalk.org/help/update-smf (https://cleantalk.org/help/update-smf)

Write back if the issue persists.
Thank you.

Fix confirmed. The dev.zip file couldn't be installed directly (I had to extract the folder it contains, pull everything in the folder up one level, and re-zip the files), but once I got that fixed the mod installed just fine and the problem is gone.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on September 05, 2019, 02:06:42 AM
I'm seeing this error after upgrading to version 2.29:

https://www.mysite.org/forum/index.php?action=pm;sa=send2
8: Undefined index: cleantalk_check_personal_messages
File: /var/www/mysite/web/forum/Sources/cleantalk/cleantalkMod.php
Line: 522

I do not have the "Enable antispam test for personal message" option checked.
Please, re-install the CleanTalk mod. Link to the archive is here:
https://github.com/CleanTalk/smf-antispam/archive/dev.zip (https://github.com/CleanTalk/smf-antispam/archive/dev.zip)

Our update guide is here is you need it:
https://cleantalk.org/help/update-smf (https://cleantalk.org/help/update-smf)

Write back if the issue persists.
Thank you.

Fix confirmed. The dev.zip file couldn't be installed directly (I had to extract the folder it contains, pull everything in the folder up one level, and re-zip the files), but once I got that fixed the mod installed just fine and the problem is gone.


We are glad to hear that.

Contact us anytime.

Best regards
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: sah62 on September 28, 2019, 12:14:05 PM
After an upgrade to PHP 7.2 I'm seeing a lot of these errors in my forum admin log:

https://www.mysite.org/forum/index.php?type=rss;action=.xml
8: A non well formed numeric value encountered
File: /var/www/428/web/forum/Sources/cleantalk/cleantalkMod.php
Line: 766

https://www.mysite.org/forum/index.php?type=rss;action=.xml
8: A non well formed numeric value encountered
File: /var/www/428/web/forum/Sources/cleantalk/cleantalkMod.php
Line: 755

Any thoughts on a fix?
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: Arantor on September 28, 2019, 12:20:33 PM
SMF 2.0 doesn't support PHP 7.2 without help, mods would not be expected to either. Though it would be weird for RSS feeds to be changed by this mod, I think.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on September 28, 2019, 12:38:10 PM
I've made clean install SMF 2.0.15 with PHP 7.3. After installing Anti-Spam 2.29 I don't see such errors. Did you try to re-install the plugin?

https://cleantalk.org/help/update-smf
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: L2Scarlet on September 28, 2019, 01:10:42 PM
I've made clean install SMF 2.0.15 with PHP 7.3. After installing Anti-Spam 2.29 I don't see such errors. Did you try to re-install the plugin?

https://cleantalk.org/help/update-smf

Hi,
SMF 2.0.15 with PHP 7.3 ?! And it's working? You're sure that you have it running on PHP 7.3? That's weird?
I'm talking about SMF here... I'm using PHP 7.1 and if I select PHP 7.2 it won't work at all..
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: Arantor on September 28, 2019, 01:29:06 PM
SMF 2.0 will run on PHP 7.2 but vomit many errors - it will, however, at least work.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: sah62 on September 28, 2019, 02:41:06 PM
I've made clean install SMF 2.0.15 with PHP 7.3. After installing Anti-Spam 2.29 I don't see such errors. Did you try to re-install the plugin?

https://cleantalk.org/help/update-smf

Yes, and I'm still seeing the errors. I don't have any option in the mod settings UI to set anything that looks like values for the $js_keys array. There's just a field for the API key.

WRT PHP 7.2, I'm using a mod (https://www.smfhacks.com/index.php?topic=9707.0) to deal with the deprecated functions. It's not optimal, but I can't wait for SMF 2.1 due to other packages on my server needing to be upgraded.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: sah62 on September 28, 2019, 03:10:54 PM
Here's a fix:

Code: [Select]
755c755
<             if (time() - $t > $js_keys['js_keys_amount'] * 86400) {
---
>             if (time() - (int) $t > $js_keys['js_keys_amount'] * 86400) {
766c766
<         if (time() - $latest_key_time > $js_keys['js_key_lifetime']) {
---
>         if (time() - (int) $latest_key_time > $js_keys['js_key_lifetime']) {
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on September 29, 2019, 01:27:39 AM
Here's a fix:

Code: [Select]
755c755
<             if (time() - $t > $js_keys['js_keys_amount'] * 86400) {
---
>             if (time() - (int) $t > $js_keys['js_keys_amount'] * 86400) {
766c766
<         if (time() - $latest_key_time > $js_keys['js_key_lifetime']) {
---
>         if (time() - (int) $latest_key_time > $js_keys['js_key_lifetime']) {

Hello.

We'll revise this fix and add it to the next releases if it's ok.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: demonkenny on October 07, 2019, 08:48:48 PM
When I first signed up for this mod's service, I didn't know it was for a paid service, but after the amount of spambots it stopped dead in their tracks in a 24 hour period, I happily paid for a year of usage, This mod may actually be a great addition to all the other security mods I have!

The only thing I saw that wasn't good, was that one spammer ALMOST got through. Stop Forum Spam (I use mod called Stop Spammer for that) shut that spammer down though. I now have four antispam features, cleantalk included in that. My forum got hit HARD. Thank for for providing a great mod and service. If I find this service on official review sites, expect a high rating from me. Thanks!
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on October 08, 2019, 01:55:24 AM
We are glad you are satisfied with our plugin. Good luck!
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: SomeoneElse on October 17, 2019, 09:33:24 AM
If I look at the Package Manager, there's a nice green tick next to 'Anti-spam by CleanTalk' saying it's the latest version.

Except that 2.2.4 - what I have - isn't, 2.2.9 is.

Is this a known problem with the SMF package manager or...?
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on October 17, 2019, 09:38:08 AM
Hello,

We didn't receive reports about this issue. Could you try to update it manually?

https://cleantalk.org/help/update-smf
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: Arantor on October 17, 2019, 10:09:34 AM
If I look at the Package Manager, there's a nice green tick next to 'Anti-spam by CleanTalk' saying it's the latest version.

Except that 2.2.4 - what I have - isn't, 2.2.9 is.

Is this a known problem with the SMF package manager or...?

No, this is the package manager working normally and a complete misunderstanding of what it does. If you have two versions of a plugin in your plugins folder, this will show you which of the two is newer. It has nothing to do with whether you have the current version vs what’s on the mod site.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: SomeoneElse on October 17, 2019, 12:19:51 PM
No, this is the package manager working normally and a complete misunderstanding of what it does. If you have two versions of a plugin in your plugins folder, this will show you which of the two is newer. It has nothing to do with whether you have the current version vs what’s on the mod site.

Ah, ok.

If it were me, I'd call it something other than 'current' version.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: boydster on October 19, 2019, 08:46:51 PM
I am using this mod right now and it's done a fantastic job keeping the spammers out. So far, it's got a 100% catch rate and a very low false positive rate. Even the false positives, when I explained to the affected users exactly what had happened, was completely forgiven after they took note of how our board is completely baron of spambots.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on October 20, 2019, 01:09:40 AM
I am using this mod right now and it's done a fantastic job keeping the spammers out. So far, it's got a 100% catch rate and a very low false positive rate. Even the false positives, when I explained to the affected users exactly what had happened, was completely forgiven after they took note of how our board is completely baron of spambots.

Hello! Thank you for your review!
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: idontevencare on October 20, 2019, 12:11:34 PM
Best SMF anti-spam plugin out there. I also use it for wordpress.
Title: Re: Anti Spam by CleanTalk (No CAPTCHA)
Post by: psrustik on October 20, 2019, 12:54:57 PM
Thank you for your feedback! We are glad to protect you from spam.