Spam Master


Spam Master was born out of need to protect our website against constant malicious spam registrations and comments that affect the majority of wordpress websites. We did it the TechGasp way… coded a brand new, clean and fast plugin that will make your professional wordpress website safe and clean.

Spam Master protects WordPress based websites from thousands of know spam emails, domains, ip’s and words by blocking user registrations or post comments. Uses RBL technology (real time block lists) constantly being updated.

The problem facing spam targeted wordpress blogs is that most of the spam registrations or comments are done by a mixture of “bots” robots and human spamming. Most of the spam registration systems fail including captcha precisely because the human factor kicks in during registration, also these captcha systems “push away” real user registrations and can injure your professional, commercial, sales based website income.

The plugin comes packed with automated Spam Learning function that will make your wordpress blog a fighting spam enforcer by providing registration ip’s and emails for analysis and spam lists inclusion.

Very few plugins will actually show the statistics we packed into spam master. Protection Level, Total Website Users, Total Spam Users Blocked, Total Number of Comments, Total Number of Spam Blocked Comments, Total Number of Approved Comments, Total Number of Pending Comments, Total Number of Trashed Comments, Total Number of Threats you are Protected from, Spam Learning, Status of RBL Spam Servers, User Registrations List with (user id, registration date, user status, name, username, and email) and Comments List with (comment date, comment author, author email, author website, comment content, comment status).

Fast loading, Spam Master is modular… it only loads what is needed to keep your website secure and clean.

Makes no use of Javascript or Ajax to keep your website fast and conflicts free

Spam Master… keeps your professional wordpress clean


  • Protects WordPress from User Registrations (spamming bots, users or both)
  • Protects WordPress Comments from (spamming bots, users or both)
  • Protects WordPress Pages and Posts from malicious trackbacks (spamming bots, users or both)
  • Spam Master marks as spam comments wrongly cleared as safe by akismet, check screenshots
  • Spam Master checks for emails, domains, ip’s and words
  • Uses real time scan from thousands of known spamming sources (effectively blocks those nasty hotmail, live, msn and outlook registrations)
  • Includes Statistical information to keep your life easy
  • Spam Master Learning makes your WordPress an Anti-Spam enforcer by collecting data for analysis
  • Spam Master allows you to customise the frontend blocked registration message
  • Spam Master allows you to view a week of blocked registrations (date and email) and export the data as csv file. Data gets auto-deleted after 7 days to keep your database light
  • Spam Master allows you to hide the website field from your theme comments form
  • Spam Master includes the famous Google reCAPTCHA and Invisible reCAPTCHA on registration, login or comments pages and posts
  • Spam Master includes Honeypot fields for registration, login or comments forms
  • Spam Master includes Firewall technology, blocking misfits before they even enter your website
  • Spam Master includes Signatures
  • Spam Master includes a brand new automatic Threat Alert Level, it’s an easy and interactive way for you to know if your website is being targeted by spammers and the level of intensity or danger of this targeting
  • Spam Master includes Spam Activity Probability, in conjunction with the Alert Level, Spam Master advanced detection heuristic analytics will provide you with an approximated percentage of all activity in your website
  • Spam Master includes a bunch of useful widgets
  • Spam Master is Contact Form 7 Ready. Uses pro-active scan of your email contact form before triggering any mail function
  • Spam Master is Woocommerce Ready. Eliminates all credit card fraud by preventing known sources of spam from registering via woocommerce registration. It also includes wooommerce spam signatures.
  • Spam Master is PHP 7 ready
  • Spam Master is IPv6 ready

Free Trial then $8 per year

Spam Master is a free plugin which works with the premium non-free Real Time Block List Servers (RBLs). This plugin provides a service software as a service wiki.

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  • Main Plugin Menu
  • Top Spam Countries - Statistics
  • Settings Page
  • Statistics Page
  • Firewall Statistics
  • Firewall Block Page
  • WordPress Registration. Spam Master with re-CAPTCHA plus Honeypot traps
  • Spam Master Marking Comment as SPAM from Registered User, Spam Master marking Comment as SPAM after akismet cleared it
  • Top 10 Threats - Statistics


  1. Use the WordPress Installer, Updater.
  2. Activate in the “Plugins” admin panel.
  3. Visit the “Plugin Page Menu | Spam Master” to configure settings.
  4. Spam Master Documentation


Installation Instructions
  1. Use the WordPress Installer, Updater.
  2. Activate in the “Plugins” admin panel.
  3. Visit the “Plugin Page Menu | Spam Master” to configure settings.
  4. Spam Master Documentation
Issues RBL License
  • Please update to latest version of Spam Master
  • Patiently wait for your license to be activate and replicated by RBL Servers
Need More Help


Poor Support. Confusing registration.

Poor Support. Confusing registration. I paid 2 weeks ago and still don’t have the registration working. No one replied to my last email. No they don’t provide Professional Priority support. Wish I’d gone with another company. Too difficult and not enough help.

Trial ware ONLY – RUDE Plugin author

I find it hard to believe this plugin isn’t violating the WordPress rules.

There are ZERO function that work without an active license. They will give you a trial license that is only good for 7 days. I purposely invalidated the license to see what, if any functions work without it and it seems that they are ALL not functioning.

Trial Ware is supposed to be against the rules.

To top it all off, there are a few reports of the plugin author being amazingly rude and nasty to plugin users. He even called a guy “retarded” here –

I would advise anyone looking for SPAM software to move on to the next option. This plugin seems like a huge scam, is most likely violating the rules AND the author likes to insult and belittle people.

Not Very Effective

99% of the registrations I get are spambots even with Spam Master. Items I put on the block list are allowed to register anyway.

Great program

One of the best spam control i have seen i am using it on my site [Link redacted] I get a lot of spam ,I have just installed this plugin and it has blocked 24 threats in the last half hour

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Contributors & Developers

“Spam Master” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Contact Form 7 wp_strip_all_tags true. Type varchar 14
  • Tweaking inactivity text
  • Implementing Alert Level 3 email to warn blog admins if blog reaches that dangerous level
  • Adding option to de-activate alert level 3 email in Protection Tools, Firewall Section
  • Adding uninstall option of alert level 3 email
  • Fixing multisite typo when setting general options
  • Tweaking email functions


  • Releasing stable version 5.4.0


  • Adding Protected Against: Total number of threats protection in Settings page, alert level section
  • Adding Protected Against icon
  • Extending Comment content to 400 chars in Spam Master Comments page display, user can easily read the comment and all data associated to it
  • Adding boolean true to wp_strip_all_tags in learning comment function
  • Statistics charts do not need number format, removing
  • Adding Legend and title to charts
  • Adding fixed points to line charts


  • Adding number format in statistics page data display and graph
  • Adding number format in firewall page graph
  • Adding number format in registrations page graph
  • Adding number format in comments page graph
  • Editing the malfunctions texts
  • Adding courtesy link in plugin footer


  • Adding Woocommerce Registration checks
  • Adding Woocommerce Registration and Login signatures
  • Updating Protection Tools page to activate Woocommerce checks
  • Tweaking Inactive text
  • Adding display error to contact form 7


  • Adds new important and cool features to Spam Master Buffer
  • This version is all about managing your Spam Buffer in Protection Tools page Clean-Up section
  • Adding option to bypass email spam buffer checks for frequent comment users that you know are safe commenters via ip or email.
  • Whitelisting an email or ip will delete any entry (ip or email) from the spam buffer
  • Adding whitelist to uninstall options
  • Reintroducing strip all tags to learning content
  • Tweaking Malfunction text


  • Adding search threat db in firewall, registrations and comments page stats
  • Adding stats icon
  • Increasing to 350 chars the comments and contact form 7 learning functions
  • Overkill stripping tags from learning content. WordPress already doing it natively


  • Lic function is stable, clean-up
  • Splitting the learning function into registrations and comments
  • Implementing new comments learning function that will also check the comment text alongside all other previous checks
  • Implementing new contact form 7 learning function that will also check the comment text alongside all other previous checks
  • Increasing spam buffer size
  • Adding logScale to all Charts to keep high and low values in check range
  • Fixing Firewall redirects


  • Fixing Ip function in lic sender


  • Start implementation of google Invisible reCAPTCHA
  • Fixing Contact Form 7 buffer loop
  • Fixing if ( ip or host ) are empty


  • Adding Alert Level spam activity probability percentage to Settings page
  • Adding Alert Level spam activity probability percentage Icons
  • Adding Alert Level spam activity probability uninstall options
  • Tweaking colors of Alert Level table
  • Sanitizing input fields
  • Adding api from other registration, comment and email forms plugins in Protection Tools page, Integrations
  • Adding Contact Form 7 to Integrations in Protection Tools page (contact form 7 pro-active email scan before email function trigger)
  • Addind Contact Form 7 to uninstall options
  • Moving Recaptcha to Integrations in Protection Tools page
  • Moving Honey to Integrations in Protection Tools page
  • Adding dns_get_record


  • Fixing unexpected T_BOOLEAN_AND, expecting ‘)’ in learning function. Affects websites with old php versions. Adding backward compatibility
  • Adding buffer emails along side ip’s to automatic comments cleaning


  • Returning WP_ERROR if comment ip is the same as the web server
  • Exempting remote_post check if empty registration username or email
  • If empty blogname use server ip


  • Editing Alert texts
  • Fixing alert level manual check to display immediately after checking and not after page refresh
  • Option to auto remove website field from comments form, or at least attempt according to theme. Option available in Protection Tools page under Comment Options
  • Adding remove website field from comments form to uninstall


  • Adding fall-back ip check and wp_get_current_user for learning and license functions
  • Extending buffer size to 2678400


  • Adding Trackback protection description
  • Adding manual alert sync in Settings page
  • Adding alert sync option to uninstall function
  • Adding alert sync icon


  • Implementation of Spam & Threats Alert Levels
  • Adding Alert Levels notices in Spam Master Settings page. Remember to visit Spam Master Settings page or Statistics page for the new feature
  • Adding alert levels to lic functions
  • Adding alert level icons
  • Moving threats count from learning function to lic functions, learning function speed improvement
  • Adding Alert Level to Settings
  • Adding Alert Level to Statistics page
  • Adding Alert Level to uninstall options
  • Adding Documentation Buttons in Spam Master Settings Page
  • IIS servers gethostbyname($_SERVER[‘SERVER_NAME’]) & $_SERVER[‘LOCAL_ADDR’]
  • Re-doing admin notices


  • Ip or php version applied to learning function
  • Adding more text to malfunction 2 help
  • Adding year, month, day, hours, minutes and seconds to comment trackbacks since theres no threat email to insert in buffer
  • Fixing trackback ip, in some setups does not provide correct info
  • Fixing trackback email
  • Adding trackback HTTP_POST_VARS to get post vars


  • Uninstall_hook / clean stuff from wp_options if plugin deactivated and deleted
  • Forcing Firewall On
  • Ip and hostname from win IIS machines


  • Cleaning and speeding up learning function by combining comments multi and single site in one function
  • Fixing learning function multisite mode $approved and commendata in comments function
  • Moving expired mails to separate files
  • Cleaning Status page
  • Fixing Admin Notices that created warnings in other wordpress pages including the updater


  • Adding bold styling to firewall and registration blocks
  • Order firewall entry table by id
  • Inverting spam checking for comments. IMPORTANT spam buffer is checked first
  • Adding Learning Function to comment trackbacks
  • Adding documentation & help to Protection Statuses
  • Making sure TRIAL accepts Malfunction statuses


  • Version 5.1 contained 11 releases (5.1, 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3, 5.1.4, 5.1.5, 5.1.6, 5.1.7, 5.1.8, 5.1.9, 5.1.10, 5.1.1). For more info please check the changelog online.
  • Multisite settings and license moved to each individual blog
  • Multisite / Single registrations, better Spam Bot detection
  • If empty Blog Admin replace with Blog Name in remote post
  • Auto Trial License


  • Version 5.0 contained 4 releases (5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.0.3). For more info please check the changelog online.
  • TechGasp Framework 5.0. Visit our website to check the new features packed into TechGasp Framework 5.
  • API improvements
  • Updater and License upgrade
  • WordPress 4.6.x Ready!
  • PHP 7 Ready!
  • Fixed unexpected ‘&&’ (T_BOOLEAN_AND) for some wordpress setups
  • Fixed output generated before Headers sent
  • New plugin paths and folder
  • New protection Lists
  • Extra Protection Tools
  • Adding automatic buffer cleaning


  • Version 4 contained 27 releases (4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.2.4, 4.3, 4.3.1, 4.3.5, 4.3.6,,,,,, 4.4.0,,,,,,,,, 4.4.4, 4.4.5). For more info please check the changelog online.
  • Redesigned Plugin Administrator With Main Root Plugin Link
  • Redesigned Plugin Administrator With Plugin Sub Links
  • Implementing WordPress Tables


  • Version 3 contained 1 releases (3.0). For more info please check the changelog online.
  • TechGasp Framework V2 Implementation


  • Version 2 contained 5 releases (2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.4.5). For more info please check the changelog online.
  • Stable release
  • Adding User Management for future enhancements
  • Fixing warnings and other stuff


  • Alpha release
  • Adding Buttons
  • Start coding