SilverStripe partners with Mollom to reduce your website spam

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 29 April 2009

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.

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  • "I should really get this software, my blog has been bombed lately. "

    you lie. -.- you spam it.

    Posted by zakupy grupowe, 3 years ago

  • I should really get this software, my blog has been bombed lately.

    Posted by Muay Thai, 3 years ago

  • I've heard of that before. Does it work?

    Posted by Fred, 3 years ago

  • Do you honestly think that Silverstripe is better then for example akismet? I am wondering if I should change and start using this one.

    Posted by spelautomater på nätet, 3 years ago

  • 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.

    Posted by Kids Helmets, 3 years ago

  • Silverstipe is really useful. I installed it last week and so far it gave me more than fair results.

    Posted by flixster.com social media, 3 years ago

  • I'm glad to hear that Silverstripe has partnered with Mollom to reduce website spam. I hope that this attempt is working well for Silverstripe. Good luck!

    Posted by Indianapolis Web Design, 3 years ago

  • Mollom seems to be a good solution for reducing the amount of spam. I'm glad that SilverStripe have decided to join forces with Mollom. The power of two is grater than the power of one :)

    Posted by asigurare locuinta, 3 years ago @asigurarelocuinta

  • I've been using SilverStripe for about a year now and have loved it. It makes my video production online so much easier to display. I don't know what SilverStripe was like before it partnered with Mollom, but I haven't noticed any spam on my site. Thank you for creating such a great piece of web software!

    Posted by web video production, 3 years ago

  • This is really nice! I started using Silver Stripe recently to work on some extra college help and career development sites, and am really liking it so far. Glad to see that you're working with Mollom now, as one of my college sites is constantly hit with SPAM.

    Posted by Career Development, 4 years ago

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