Existing users and comments spam checking

 

 

Description

In CleanTalk Anti-Spam plugin we added the possibility of checking existing users and comments for spam. These features can help to clean the website from existing spam. Options are available in plugins for WordPress, Joomla, phpBB 3.1 - 3.2, SMF, IPS.

When the spam checking starts the plugin collects next information about users and comments:

- IP address

- email

- Date

Next, the status of IP and email in the CleanTalk database are checked on a date of comment or registration (here some differences are possible with the API methods, which are doing check for all time). All the spam users and comments found will be shown in a list. You can choose records to delete or delete all records.

 

 

How to start checking

 

WordPress:

1. Make a backup copy of website (files and databases)

2. Go to "Settings —> CleanTalk"

3. Click "Check comments for spam" or "Check users for spam" (depending on what do you want to check)

 

 

Joomla:

1. Make a backup copy of website (files and databases)

2. Go to plugin settings: Extensions -> Plugin Manager -> Anti-spam by CleanTalk.

3. Choose the tab "Check spam users/comments".

4. Click "Check users for spam" or "Check comments for spam" (depending on what do you want to check).

 

 

phpBB 3.1-3.2:

1. Make a backup copy of website (files and databases)

2. Go to the tab EXTENSIONS. "ANTI-SPAM BY CLEANTALK —> Spam protection settings".

3. Click "Check users for spam".

 

 

SMF: 

1. Make a backup copy of website (files and databases)

2. Go to:  Admin, Configuration —> Modification Settings... (Antispam by CleanTalk)

3. Click "Check users for spam".

  

 

IPS:

1. Make a backup copy of website (files and databases)

2. Go to "System —> Site features —> Plugins"

3. Open settings for "CleanTalk Spam protect" with "Edit" button.

4. Click "Check users for spam".

 

 

 

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If you still have questions you can always ask our Tech Support by creating a ticket: https://cleantalk.org/my/support.

 

 


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