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list of automated anti-spam measures?

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by Nick1, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. Nick1

    Nick1 Junior Member

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    what can a developper do to automatically prevent spam on a web 2.0 website (ex:dating site, youtube site,etc)?

    On top of my head:

    Captchas
    Check for Duplicate content/messages
    Check speed of posting
    check for IP address
    Check for cookies
    User agent
    PVAs
    Constantly change the name of input boxes

    ?
     
  2. Ramirez

    Ramirez Newbie

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    Hidden form fields
    Blacklisted email domain (google: stopforumspam)
    Examine HTTP headers (eg. all requests should have a "Referer" header)
    Attempt to create account in a different country than the source IP
     
  3. IceWizzard

    IceWizzard Newbie

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    I've found a pretty good guide for avoiding spam. You can also check it by googling an article called "[h=1]Things You Can Do to Prevent Spam"[/h]Because I can't post links yet :)