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Still getting flooded by spam, using blog 0.2.1, latest Mollom, latest SpamProtection


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17 February 2010 at 8:31am (Last edited: 17 February 2010 8:37am), Community Member, 15 Posts

A site I'm working is getting flooded by spam messages in their comments. I just updated the Blog module, I've updated Mollum to the latest, SpamProtection to the latest and is using SS 2.3.5 .

Spam is coming in nearly every 5-10 seconds. They are making direct POSTs to the comment function (which I thought the latest Blog update fixed). Here is a sample of the log: - - [16/Feb/2010:14:28:26 -0500] "POST /p-nut-butter-lover-s-cookies/PageComments/PostCommentForm HTTP/1.1" 403 - "" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)"

Can I make Mollum always display and require the Captcha, or is there another fix I can implement quickly? Is it possible that SpamProtector is not working, and is there a way I can test it?


17 February 2010 at 9:06am Community Member, 712 Posts

I think an easy way might be to add this to your Page_Controller init() method:

function init() {
   Session::set('mollom_captcha_requested', true);

This is untested and I've never used mollom, but it seems like this should work.


17 February 2010 at 11:53am Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

I think you can do something like

MollomField::$alwaysShowCaptcha = true;

as well in your _config file to always show the captcha


18 February 2010 at 7:23am Community Member, 15 Posts

Neither worked. I moved to ReCaptcha and that seems to be putting a stop to it. Dunno what the deal was/is with Mollom.