How to protect comments from spam in the Gridbox Comments App?




Gridbox Comments App allows you to protect comments on your Joomla sites from spam and abuse. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to enable spam protection in the Gridbox Comments App for Joomla CMS.




Captcha


1. In the Gridbox dashboard click the icon Comments ➝ Settings ➝ Anti-Spam ➝ Captcha
2. Select reCAPTCHA
How to enable reCAPTCHA, see the documentation:


3. Enable the option Only For Guest (displays reCAPTCHA only for non-registered users). 




Spam filters


Spam filters in the Gridbox Comments App are a list of banned emails, words, IP addresses. Comments containing banned items automatically moved to spam. 


  • Banned Emails are an option that blocks comments with email addresses that you add to this field. To add a value to a field, paste or type it and press Enter.   
  • Banned Words are an option that blocks comments with words that you add to this field. To add a value to a field, paste or type it and press Enter
  • Banned IP Addresses are an option that blocks comments with IP addresses that you add to this field. To add a value to a field, paste or type it and press Enter.
  • Block Links are an option that blocks comments with links. To automatically move comments with links to spam, enable the toggle button.  
  • Auto-Deleting is an option that automatically deletes submissions with banned words, emails, IP addresses, and links. To automatically delete comments with banned items, enable the toggle button. 

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