HELP with SPAM Auto Sign Up Accounts...

I am having a very bad time with Spam Accounts being Auto Generated there are 1,000's so far and am looking for a way to make the SITE either an INVITE ONLY site or only have OPENID and Google Friend Connect as the ONLY Options to Sign Up / Sign IN and Join the site. Can someone please help me there is no other way to fix this major problem besides just Leaving Elgg and going back to Statusnet Open Source Microblogger. I do not LIKE STATUSNET!!!! So Please someone help me with this SPAM Auto Account Problem. thanks

  • A good plugin for this is the unCaptcha,it stops the elgg bots,but not user registration.It's a little buggy with 1.7.1,just set the return page to your home page.

  • I tried installing the site access plugin a few weeks ago already but its not working and I'm getting an error message

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function elgg_get_entities_from_metadata() in /home/pronet/ on line 406

    I'm looking through the Upcaptcha documentation, im not sure I want to try it with all the buggy comments.

    It's a shame...but it looks like I will abandon all my elgg related sites since I don't have the time nor resources to fight these bot and spammers.   


    sucks, I just checked one of my elgg sites just had over 1000 spam bot generated users...

  • I added this code to my htaccess file yesterday to block domains,the problem is there could be millions of these goofy domains.

    <Limit GET HEAD POST>
    order allow,deny
    deny from
    deny from
    deny from
    deny from
    deny from
    allow from all