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  1. Petr Veprek
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I was getting dozens of annoying spam comments daily until recently when I installed Anti-spam plugin. It was easy to install and so far appears to work well - it rejects spam comments but lets real human comments through. I hope it stays this way. My main concern was false rejections i.e. not allowing valid posts. So far, this does not seem to be happening. It would be interesting to know how many fake comments were rejected. (It is possible this info is available somewhere but during my quick look I did not see it.)

    Overall, Anti-spam plugin is a great time-saver!

  2. webvitaly
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for the feedback.

    You can easily test what spam comments are rejected.

    You may enable sending all rejected spam comments to admin email.
    Edit anti-spam.php file and find "$antispam_send_spam_comment_to_admin" and make it "true".

    It was written in the FAQ section. Maybe you will some more useful info about the Anti-spam plugin.

    P.S. Why do you put 4-star rating? I am just curious :) Let me know if something not satisfied you in the work of the plugin and if it will be possible - I'll fix it.

  3. Petr Veprek
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, enabling $antispam_send_spam_comment_to_admin works fine and sends me emails. I now have an email filter rule setup to automatically move these emails to trash and from time to time I peek at some of them thus satisfy my paranoia. :-) Your plugin works well.

    Initially me personally would have preferred to have the email option turned on by default with a note/link in the emails about how to eventually turn them off. I went from frequent notification emails before installing the plugin to suddenly receiving no emails after installation, so in the beginning knowing that spam comments were still flooding in and that true spam was being correctly rejected would have given me more confidence (not only in the plugin itself but also knowing I did not miss any important installation/configuration settings). Thanks for your work - as I said, it saves time.

  4. webvitaly
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Anti-spam plugin does not have options page because of the idea to forget about spam completely.

    And Anti-spam plugin should not send rejected emails to admin by default because it is the same spamming :) That is why sending disabled by default.

  5. Petr Veprek
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just like to see things work as expected first, then turn all email notifications off. :-)

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