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You can now depend on SilverStripe to intelligently reduce spam appearing on your website.

This is because we've now officially partnered with Mollom. This means that the Mollom anti-spam module we released last month will see continued improvements. It also means our company will provide commercial support for the code.

Dries Buytaert, founder of both Drupal and Mollom, invited SilverStripe to become Mollom's second official software partner. He writes,

We have been working with Sigurd Magnusson and others at SilverStripe Limited to meet technical and commercial requirements, and have been pleased at how easy this has been. SilverStripe's CMS also looks to have a bright future: while young, it now has over 150,000 downloads to date, a great user interface and underlying architecture, and last year won Packtpub's most promising open source CMS award. Therefore, our partnership with SilverStripe certainly meets our goals, and we're happy to have them onboard to help the Mollom ecosystem grow.

Mollom has proven to be very effective on SilverStripe.com and SilverStripe.org. Together, those two sites have had more than 400,000 spam attempts in the past 6 weeks. Only about one in 10,000 spam appear to be getting through; we'd be overwhelmed with spam otherwise! The effectiveness of Mollom is largely due to Benjamin Schrauwen, a co-founder of Mollom who is responsible for its machine-learning capability. This capability means that as more people use (and abuse!) Mollom, the more it learns good from bad, and its ability to block inappropriate material improves.

Therefore, we're quick to suggest you should download the SilverStripe Mollom module and begin protecting your website from spam!

To learn more, watch our 3 minute screencast, containing:

  • High-level instructions on how to install Mollom
  • A demonstration of Mollom protecting SilverStripe blogs, forums, and forms against spam.