Managing Blog Spam

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Pages and Posts can trigger spam comments. These instructions will help you manage spam comments:

1. In the left column, hover your mouse over Plugins and a list of option will appear on the right. Click WP-SpamFree.
2. General Options:

  • M2 - Use two methods to set cookies: We recommend that you check this box. This adds a secondary non-JavaScript method to set cookies in addition to the standard JS method.

  • Blocked Comment Logging Mode: We recommend that this box not be checked due to the higher use of server resources.

  • Log All Comments: Don't check this box. This feature will not work if you didn't check the Blocked Comment Logging Mode box.

  • Enhanced Comment Blacklist: We recommend that you check this box. This feature enhances WordPress's Comment Blacklist - instead of just sending comments to moderation, they will be completely blocked. Also adds a link in the comment notification emails that will let you blacklist a commenter's IP with one click.

  • Your current WordPress Comment Blacklist: When a comment contains any of these words in its content, name, URL, e-mail, or IP, it will be completely blocked, not just marked as spam. One word or IP per line. It is not case-sensitive and will match included words, so "press" on your blacklist will block "WordPress" in a comment.

  • Disable trackbacks: We recommend that this box not be checked. Only check this box if trackback spam is excessive.

  • Disable pingbacks: We recommend that this box not be checked. Only check this box if pingback spam is excessive. Disadvantage is reduction of communication between blogs.

  • Allow users behind proxy servers to comment?: We recommend that this box not be checked. If you check this, those who hide behind a proxy server will be able to make a comment. Many human spammers hide behind proxies.

  • Hide extra technical data in comment notifications: If you check this box, you will receive limited technical data regarding the SPAM message. This data is helpful if you need to submit a spam sample. If you dislike seeing the extra info, you can check this box.

  • Help promote WP-SpamFree?: We recommend that you check this box. This places a small link under the comments and contact form, letting others know what's blocking spam on your blog.

  • Last Step: Click the Update Options button if you have made any changes.