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Akismet Anti-Spam
Mod Version: 1.00, by Jafo232 (Coder/Designer) Jafo232 is offline
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vB Version: 3.5.8 Rating: (9 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 561
Released: 13 Jun 2006 Last Update: 27 Nov 2007 Downloads: 1044
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This extension will automatically check new posts against the Akismet spam rulesets and identify spam if it is posted on your site. All spam is set to moderated status until an admin/moderator approves/deletes it.

This setting can be set on a usergroup basis so only certain usergroups are scanned.

I have no affiliation with Akismet, I just know that it catches about 99% of all spam I get on my blogs.

You will need an API key to use this product, but they are free and you can get one immediately at when you sign up.

Installs easily, just upload the included files, and install the product file. NO TEMPLATE EDITS!

You should probably use a promotion strategy outlined here:

This will reduce your Akismet usage and not filter your regular users who you are pretty confident will not post SPAM.

A good mod that works with this hack is the "Moderation Queue on FORUMHOME" hack here:

The only other thing you need to do is:


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Old 03 Oct 2008, 19:04
sergioloporto sergioloporto is offline
Join Date: Jul 2008
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Hi all!

I have a nice question to you

I have installed Akismet and it appeared in the menu... I created the new group and I created the promotion rule from "registered users" to the new group.

I still didn't receive spam, but now Akismet is active for "registered users", and if a post is detected as spam, should be sent to the post moderation section.

My question is: is there a possibility to receive an email to notice that there is a post waiting to be moderated?

I asked support, and they told me:

go to the ACP -> Forums & Moderators -> Forum Manager -> Edit Forum and look at the Moderation Options section.
I did add my email address there, but now I receive an email for each post!! Even if it is a normal post...

How can I do to receive a mail notifing about threads/posts waiting for the moderation?

I think this topic can be interesting for everybody...

Thank you.
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Old 10 Dec 2008, 04:35
pocketnow pocketnow is offline
Join Date: Sep 2007
Hey guys,

Having some trouble and could really use some help. I've scanned the thread and haven't found the answer.

AKISMET is working on my vB, meaning, it's finding the posts that are spam, doesn't hold it until the post is released by a moderator. So it goes right up on the site for everyone to see. What can I do?
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Old 10 Dec 2008, 06:57
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
Join Date: May 2004
Then it isn't working then. VB as of 3.7 now has Akismet built in. This plugin is no longer needed.
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Old 10 Dec 2008, 13:39
pocketnow pocketnow is offline
Join Date: Sep 2007
I see. I didn't realize that. Can you point me to a resource that talks about AKISMET in vB 3.7.X?
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Old 26 Jan 2011, 00:20
robbdmc robbdmc is offline
Join Date: Jul 2009
Ok, Im too much of a simpleton to get this uploaded, installed and working. Anyone wanna help walk me through it on aim or skype? If so pm me. Ill pay you $10. Thanks!
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Old 27 Jan 2011, 07:33
washingtonboise washingtonboise is offline
Join Date: Mar 2009
Jafo, thank you for suggesting other mods which work well with your own. That really helps us to maximize the amount of quality we can realize from your products.

I noticed in your post that you are interested in donations, which will motivate you to work more on plugins.

When I was at the akismet site, I noticed their system for gathering donations. Pure brilliance. I recommend setting up a page for yourself with a similar system. It would reap results. I was so impressed that I actually made a youtube video to share with other web masters in my clique.
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Old 24 Mar 2011, 10:44
chuotlac chuotlac is offline
Join Date: Jan 2011
Is it used in VB version 4?
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Old 14 May 2011, 04:07
washingtonboise washingtonboise is offline
Join Date: Mar 2009
Chuotlac, it comes pre-included. Source.

I installed on vb4, then removed, and it left changes in the database which make it impossible to update some usergroups.
I have seen a number of threads which relate to other users having the same challenge.

If that happens to anyone else, see solution here.

Last edited by washingtonboise; 14 May 2011 at 05:49.
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