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Spam protection, AntiSpam, FireWall by CleanTalk (no Captcha/reCaptcha)

Started by psrustik, April 14, 2014, 05:11:25 AM

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psrustik

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MOD Anti Spam by CleanTalk
Version: 2.36

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 our anti-spam extension for SMF that gives 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
       
  • Deny signups of spambots
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  • If necessary require administrator approval for new members
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  • Anti-spam test for the first post on the board for newly registered users
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  • Block registrations by language, countries
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  • Anti-Spam Log
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  • SpamFireWall
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  • Personal SpamFireWall Lists
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  • Real-time email address validation (Is an email address real or not?)

Low false/positive rate
This MOD uses multiple anti-spam tests to filter spambots with as 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
The CleanTalk Cloud (this plugin is a client application for the CleanTalk Anti-Spam Service) records all filtered comments, registrations and other spam attacks in the "Log of spam attacks" and stores the data in the log for 7 (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 your visitor used their real email address. Spambots use fake email addresses very often, meaning their addresses do not exist. Non-existing email addresses also entail several other problems for website owners:
  • You can never contact them by email,
  • The client will never receive any notifications from you (account activation letter, password recovery, email distribution, notifications, etc.),
  • If you use email marketing for your clients, then a large number of nonexistent emails in the mailing list may result in your IP address being added to various blacklists of email servers.

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?
  • The visitor enters to your website.
  • HTTP request data are being checked in the nearly 5.8 million of the identified spambot IPs.
  • If it is an active spambot, the bot gets a blank page, if it is a visitor then he receives a normal page. This process is completely transparent for the visitors.

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. 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:
  • 100% protection against spambots
  • Time and resources saving
  • More registrations/comments/visitors
  • Protect several websites at once at different CMS
  • Easy to install and use
  • Traffic acquisition and user loyalty
  • 24/7 technical support
  • Clear statistics
  • No captcha, puzzles, etc.
  • Free mobile app

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, 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

Changelog
See on github

kamili34

Quote from: psrustik on April 14, 2014, 05:11:25 AM

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


Can't see any options. :/

margarett

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.
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kamili34

Yeap, I was redirected but cant see options for this mod.

psrustik

Quote from: kamili34 on April 14, 2014, 03:53:53 PM
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) ?


welshdog

Quote from: margarett on April 14, 2014, 03:24:34 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)

psrustik

Quote from: welshdog on April 16, 2014, 06:25:16 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

2. I just explored sources of SMF "Latest packages" mechanism.
SMF engine every day downloaded special data from official site 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




welshdog

Quote from: psrustik on April 17, 2014, 03:27:30 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

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

I removed the mod and uploaded files and attempted to reinstall... still isn't working.

welshdog

Quote from: welshdog on April 17, 2014, 07:05:03 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"
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
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??

margarett

Why don't you use the package from our modsite?
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welshdog

Quote from: margarett on April 17, 2014, 07:24:19 PM
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.

shagimuratov

Quote from: margarett on April 17, 2014, 07:24:19 PM
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!

Quote from: welshdog on April 21, 2014, 03:39:02 AM
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?

rtil

used SMF's package manager to install 2.0.7. no options appearing in the "Miscellaneous" tab.

psrustik

#13
Quote from: 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.
Thanks for report!
Fixed bug with adding options to this tab.
Please reinstall mod.

AlexRazoR

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.

kat

Quote from: AlexRazoR on May 08, 2014, 09:08:00 AM
We developed an application

Who's "We"?

* [email protected] smells chopped pork shoulder meat, with ham, salt, water, modified potato starch, sugar and sodium nitrite...

AlexRazoR


welshdog

Quote from: welshdog on April 21, 2014, 03:39:02 AM
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.

fondlyPiranha

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


psrustik

Quote from: 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
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.

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