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Keep Spambots Out!

The Joomla! 3 CMS will by default protect by javascript any email address which you publish using the Contact component.

This will stop your email addresses from being harvested by web scourers.

There are however 2 additional steps you can take to stop spambots from abusing your hospitality:

  • Disable user registration.
  • Disable your website's contact form.

We disable both by default in our WYNCHCO website designs.

You can of course enable both and we tell you how at the following links:

Read more: Manage Users.

Read more Manage Contacts.

 

Implement a simple user policy

Use it to screen out spambots at the point of entry.

By all means enable user registration but configure user registration settings to ensure that you as Administrator have to confirm registration before new users can log into your website.

If you do then you can screening new users using the botscout.com website.

If the user name or email is listed, delete the new user account. End of!

Read more: Manage Users.

Recommended

botscout

A great free to use online database of usernames, email and IP addresses of known spambots.

Search the BotScout database.

ECC +

If you choose to enable:

  • user registration, or
  • your website's contact form

then we recommend that you install and configure the folowing 3rd party extension: ECC+.

Find out more about ECC+ in the Joomla! Extensions Directory.

Read more: Joomla! Extensions Directory.