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BotScout Comment Protection

Pass comments through the BotScout API and flag spam comments where appropriate.

BotScout is a third-party antispam service. It maintains a database of known spammer bots which can be checked to determine if a given IP or email has been flagged as a spammer according to their service.

This plugin checks the BotScout database every time someone tries to leave a comment. If the IP and/or email are found in BotScout's database, the comment is flagged as spam. Use this in conjunction with other plugins such as NoSpamNX and Akismet.

Requires BotScout API key which you can acquire here.

Disclaimer: This plugin is not affiliated with or endorsed by BotScout.

Update: we are listed on the BotScout code page!

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Requires: 4.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.1.14
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Active Installs: 20+


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