Keep Spambots Out!
This helps prevent email addresses from being harvested by web scourers.
Two steps you could take to stop spambots from abusing your hospitality are:
- Disable user registration.
- Disable your website's contact form.
You can of course enable both and we tell you how at the following links:
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!
A great free to use online database of usernames, email and IP addresses of known spambots.
If you choose to enable:
- user registration, or
- your website's contact form
then you may wish to consider using this 3rd party extension: ECC+.