Best thing I’ve done to eliminate comments spam in Drupal 8 alvin May 1, 2018 - 7:43pm

After trying a lot of different anti-spam modules with Drupal 8, the best thing I’ve ever done to reduce comment spam is to go to the Drupal admin /admin/structure/types/manage/blog/fields URI, click Edit on the Comments field, and then select the “Anonymous posters may not enter their contact information.” Since I chose that option two days ago I’ve only had one spammy comment show up in my approval list. That field gave spammers a simple way to enter a URL, and without it, the spam seems to have dried up.

Sun, Jan 19, 2003

Here are a few places on the web that I might read/visit in the future. None are weeded out yet, so reader beware. I'm going to start with this list, and weed out the weak.

Tue, Jan 14, 2003 (anti-spam software)

Find of the day yesterday: probably nothing new to others who are familiar with the spam industry, but while working on a different problem, I noticed yesterday that spammers are embedding HTML comments in the middle of almost every word in some of the spam email I receive! (At some point, why don't these people look in the mirror, and see that they're stooping so low, and doing something so wrong?)

Looking at the raw text of one message I received, sent to my "unix" email account, the raw text looked like this: