For having a little, out of the way drupal based blog, it was only a matter of time before the comment spammers located it. Of course I had already set up the site so that each comment had to be approved.
Now having to make your visitors have to wait before their comment is visible is really a pain it is something that unfortunately we have to do. I installed the Akismet module and had it running until one of the visitors to the site pointed out the problems it was having. So with that it went on the disabled list.
For quite awhile it was really no problem with the comment spammers as there was very few of them, until just recently when it started to hit about one an hour.
I checked the Akismet drupal module to see if it had been updated, it had not so back to the drawing board. After doing a little more searching I found what I was looking for, a drupal 6.x module that would fight comment spam.
What I found is Mollom that was founded by Dries Buytaert and Benjamin Schraurwen in 2008. Downloading the program and installation was quick and easy. The web site really steps you through it 1,2, and 3.
Is to download the module and upload the module to your site.
Is to return to the Mollum web site and register and new account. They offer both a free account and essentially a commercial account.
Is to activate your web site and get the two key’s you’ll need. The first key is the Public Key and also the Private Key.
Once these keys are activated it will connect to the server and should be up and running. You will then need to configure the type of protection you need for your drupal web site.
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