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Antispam by Cleantalk 2.2.2

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No CAPTCHA, no questions, no counting animals, no puzzles, no math. No spambots signups, no spambots posts.

Anti-spam features:

  1. Stop spambots at registrations.
  2. Stop spambots at the orders.
  3. Contact form protection (CAPTCHA should be disabled!)
  4. Allow guest posting on the forum without CAPTCHA.
  5. Spam FireWall to Block Spam Traffic on Your Websites

Anti-spam info
We have developed an anti-spam extension for XF 2 that would provide maximum protection from spam and you can provide for your visitors a simple and convenient form of posts/registrations without annoying CAPTCHAs and puzzles. Used to detect spam multistage test that allows us to block up to 100% of spambots.

Low false/positive rate
This extension uses multiple anti-spam tests to filter spambots with lower false/positive rate as possible. Multiple anti-spam tests avoid false/positive blocks for real website visitors even if one of the tests failed.

Spam FireWall
Spam FireWall allows blocking the most active spam bots before they get access to your website. The CleanTalk SpamFireWall manages and filters all inbound HTTP traffic to protect websites from spam bots and to reduce the load on the web servers. SpamFireWall is an additional option in the CleanTalk anti-spam plugins.

Spam attacks log
Service CleanTalk (this hook is a client application for CleanTalk anti-spam service) records all filtered comments, registration and other spam attacks in the "Log of spam attacks" and stores the data in the log up to 45 days. Using the log, you can ensure reliable protection of your website from spam and no false/positive filtering.

Real-Time Email Address Existence Validation
It is very important to be sure that the user used his real email address. Spambots very often use fake email addresses, i.e. which addresses do not exist. Non-existing email addresses also entail several other problems for website owners:

  • You can never contact them by email,
  • The client will never receive any notifications from you (account activation letter, password recovery, email distribution, notifications, etc.),
  • If you use email marketing for your clients, then a large number of nonexistent emails in the mailing list may result in your IP address being added to various blacklists of email servers.

CleanTalk will check email addresses for existence in real-time.

Blocking disposable & temporary emails
Block fake and suspicious users with disposable & temporary emails to improve email delivery. So, it also prevents malicious activity, spam bots, and internet trolls.

Private blacklists
Automatically block comments and registrations from your private black IP/email address list. This option helps to strengthen the protection from manual spam or block unwanted comments from users. You can add not only the certain IP addresses but also a separate subnet to your personal blacklist.

Blocking users by country
Automatically block comments and registrations from the countries you have set a ban for. This option is useful in cases of manual spam protection and protection enhancement. If your site is not intended for an international audience and you do not expect comments/users from other countries.

Blocking comments by "stop words"
You can block comments which contain "stop words" to enhance spam filtering and messages with obscene words blocking. You can add particular words or phrases.

Additional features
Online, daily and weekly anti-spam reports traffic VS spam.
Apps for iPhone, Android to control anti-spam service, comments, signups, contacts. With traffic and spam statistics for the last 7 days.
Anti-spam apps for most popular CMS on cleantalk.org.

What's New in Version 2.2.2   See changelog


  • Fix: Third party privacy policy published.

You can ask for support: Support Topic or create a private ticket in the CleanTalk Dashboard.

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   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

The best solution to stop spam via contact form. I have tested it on two projects and will extend it to others now. There is literally no spam via contact form since I have installed this plugin. Thank you!


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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

We've used CleanTalk for a few years now and it's just one of those things I set up a while ago and didn't think about it. It works *really* well. We have been under an intense spam attack recently with over 320,000 blocks made by Cleantalk's SpamFirewall. And that is also in conjunction with CSF doing country origin filtering.  Their prices for anti-Spam at $8 a year (at the time of this review) is the cheapest AND most effective insurance you can buy for your site.

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

It really works. We had a problem with some bots that the google captcha could not stop but with CleanTalk it was solved by 99% and you can also see logs of the operation, it's great.

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

One of the best anit spam/bad IP services I've used. 100% worth checking out!

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

This is a fantastic application that catches almost all spamming or hacking attempts before they even reach your forum.

It's been around for several years and I have to ask why isn't it now being updated as part of the marketplace and instead you have to get it externally.

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Loni Barrett

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

I use CleanTalk in my Invision Powerboard forum and it works great! I recently experienced an issue, most likely caused by me. CleanTalk support staff were courteous and prompt in helping me resolve the problem. Based on the value of the product and the superb customer support, I highly recommend CleanTalk for spam prevention on Invision Forums. 

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   0 of 2 members found this review helpful 0 / 2 members

I installed and now the applications tab in my ACP only shows an error.

ACP only shows an error

Main site only shows an error.

Had to delete application directory off the server to fix.

Could contain: Text, Page, Letter, Label, Paper

Response from the author:

Thank you for your review!

We apologize for this issue.

Please give us 2 business days for the investigations.


We have an assumption about the cause of the issue.

Please contact us via our private Ticket System: https://cleantalk.org/my/support/open; and add a link to this topic.

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One of the best!

Response from the author:

Thank you!

We do our best to keep all spam away.

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