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Not Solved A more efficient way to manage Spam?
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Hi all,

I am using 'Goodbye Spammer' and it works great! But I have to manually remove it.

Is there a tool that automatically removes spam for you? (maybe there is an option on Goodbye Spammer?). I understand it may be better to remove it yourself since you know what is spam and what isn't, but maybe you can set the parameters on a tool if one exists.

Anyway, please advise.

Thanks Smile
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Do you honestly think spam would still be a problem if there was a tool that automatically deleted it?

No, there's no such thing.
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There is no definite way to remove all spam, but if you are feeling adventurous, you can enable the Akismet plugin which auto detects some spam, and takes action. I say if you are feeling adventurous as this plugin can have many false-positives meaning innocent members could be banned. Other than that, no, there is no way to automatically remove spam. A combination of good moderators and goodbye spammer should be fine.
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(08-11-2011, 09:06 AM)faviouz Wrote:  Do you honestly think spam would still be a problem if there was a tool that automatically deleted it?

No, there's no such thing.

There has to be a way to manage it! If there wasn't how could this forum still exist??





What is the best account activation setting to combat spam?

I set it to email verification for now. With this setting, they have to go through an auto-response to activate their account, correct? I do not have to actually email them myself?

I am assuming this is better than auto-activation obviously.

I thought about Admin. activation but think would be a pain since I would have to approve all the new member.

I would appreciate some input on this - Thanks.
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