Spam is what every webmaster and blogger has to deal with. Comment spam is a result of few unscrupulous people running computer programs , called “BOTS” that crawl the internet , scans for comment boxes and email addresses. Then will then send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately with links toWarez sites selling Pirated or Illegal Drugs like Viagra etc . When you start a blog or website , you must follow the guideline s mentioned below to minimize the effect of spam on your site.
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How can you stop Comment Spam
- Install Captcha Plugins to force user to enter a random string in order to post a message. Most programs cannot bypass this because they simply cant interpret it.
- Sometimes few people spam themselves with a program , and hence can bypass captcha. For this there is a very nice plugin named Akismet. It is a free to use program that integrated with WordPress and maintains a spam database of users , ip addresses and spammers activity pattern to minimize spam.
What to Avoid
- Never give out your email address in social networking sites . Its the spammers honey spot .
- Disable User registration in wordpress blogs.