Spam Prevention

By shane
2014-12-28 18:50
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #188

Note: This is episode 188 NOT 187 as stated in the video!

The Drupal 7 Draggable Captcha module is not like most captchas. A captcha is a way to catch or capture spam and prevent a bot from completing a form. This is one of the most widely used ways to prevent SPAM on a website. Drupal has many different types of captchas available and the Draggable Captcha is one of the more fun and easy ones.

By adam
2014-09-24 10:03
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As with all sites that are growing you inevitably are hit with SPAM. In our case, we were getting around 50 SPAM comments a day, besides the obvious benefits of knowing how to acquire "Cheap Louis Vuitton handbags", all these comments were getting annoying to clean out on a daily basis.

By adam
2014-09-19 07:48
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #169

In this tutorial you will learn about the Honeypot module. The Honeypot modules is a SPAM prevention module that uses a hidden form field to catch SPAM bots from posting onto your site. This tutorial shows you how to configure the module to work on various forms on your site.

By adam
2014-05-02 08:27
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #146

In this Daily Dose of Drupal video we feature the Drupal 7 reCAPTCHA module.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to register a domain with Google's reCAPTCHA service
  • How to set up the the reCAPTCHA module
  • How to set where you would like the reCAPTCHA form to appear on the site
By shane
2013-01-28 23:59
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #96

Spam is always something you need to consider when developing a Drupal website. One tool that makes spam detection and prevention extremely easy is the Drupal 7 Mollom module. This module uses the Mollom service to give your Drupal website capabilities to add captchas to forms, or even analyze text for content that looks like Spam. The service has a completely free version so you can easily get started preventing Spam on your Drupal 7 website.

In this episode you will learn:

    Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #95

    Drupal 7 has the ability out of the box to block specific IP addresses from accessing the site. On top of that, the Drupal User Restrictions module can be used to block specific usernames or email addresses from creating accounts on your Drupal website.

    In this episode you will learn:

    • How to block IP addresses on a Drupal 7 website
    • How to use the User Restrictions module to block usernames and email addresses
    By shane
    2013-01-01 10:01
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    Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #78

    Are you sick of the same old Captchas? If so, the Drupal 7 Are You a Human PlayThru module is a good alternative to the traditional captcha on a Drupal 7 site. The module basically uses a simple game to verify that the site visitor is in fact human and not a bot.

    Note: If you run into an issue that does not display the game and gives an error message. Uninstall the module, then re-install. Make sure to enter the publishing/scoring key first, followed by the form id's. These steps seemed to work for me.

    By shane
    2012-12-18 20:47
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    Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #70

    The Drupal 7 Captcha module is one of the many possible Drupal modules to help catch bots from submitting forms on your Drupal site.

    In this episode you will learn:

    • How to configure the Drupal 7 Captcha module to use math based questions
    • How to configure the Drupal 7 Captcha module to use an text based image
    • How to change the distortion and noise settings of text based image captchas
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