Mollom - Software as a Service to fight Web Spam

Opening up a public website to allow people to comment is a risky endeavor nowadays. Vandalism and ‘blog spam’ can be very labor intensive to cure after an attack. Fortunately there are a couple products and services that help in fighting this Digital Evil through machine parsing.

Apart from Akismet you may have heard of Mollom, a Software as a Service (SaaS) that provides protection against spam to your website. There's a free edition for smaller, noncommercial and low-traffic sites; if you run a bigger site then you can choose between a number of licenses. One nifty feature of Mollom is that it integrates with OpenID in that it can act as an OpenID reputation service: it checks the reputation of an OpenID identifier while it tests a message for possible spam content.

If you want to read more about Mollom, read the following article:

random facts's picture

Hey great website. I was

Hey great website. I was wondering if this is just for wordpress blogs. Akismet is really great and all, but I would really love to have a solution that works for customized websites that didn't use wordpress.

Olivier Biot's picture

There is an akismet API

If you need to interact with akismet, there's always the akismet API. Several content management systems implemented the akismet API, making it easier for you to integrate with the akismet service.

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