Spam Login Filter v1.8.2

Release Notes:

Some code cleanups, thanks to Cash.

  • Miks101

    This looks very interesting and something I will have a play with. We get spammed from this IP, it creates around 20 accounts per day but the accounts dont do anything or interact with the site. Its just annoying having to delete these accounts and if we leave them it will bring down the quality of our website. Thanks for sharing :)

  • Satheesh PM

    ELGG 1.8.6 has ip logs so still we need to use tracker plugin??

  • Ray J

    @Satheesh: Yes, for now. The plugin is still a work in progress and we can, in future, remove the tracker requirement.

  • Dean

    Hi. I'm having problem finding the settings page. The plugin is already activated. Is there a link to the settings?

  • Ray J

    I think there was a bug in the commuty plugin page. I set the 1.8.2 as recomended (Again)

    Try to download now and give me some feedback.

  • MyTeenBlog

    Just to say that I have been running this plugin for about 3 days now and it has virtually stopped all spammers from coming onto my Elgg website, I have even been able to deactivate my captcha plugin. 

    I also see it creating a blacklist automatically (thanks to the external providers) so I know that spammers are actively being denied access, before this plugin I was deleting around 10-20 spammers a day, I've not seen one register within the last 48 hours :) RECOMMENDED!!

  • Mark

    This is such a great plugin:)

  • ura soul

    as far as i am aware, this plugin is involved directly with causing these repeating apache errors: 

    my log file hit 60MB after less than 1 week with just me using the site! 

  • ura soul

    i also just noticed that the latest version of the tracker plugin prevents the spam filter plugin from loading because the manifest for the spam filter looks for >= 1.8b and the new version is 1.8c.. elgg isn't logically registering that c > b.

  • elgg!gal

    This plugin really gets the job done, way to go.

  • Satheesh PM

    I am using this plugin for the last 1 year.. and every once in a month i report a spammer and delete it...

    yesterday accidentally i reported a normal user as spammer and deleted it... to delete this spammer data i logged in to site and i shocked to see there is no spammer reports after 2012...

    this means that reporting to is not working some how...

    but if a spammer try to register it's stoping the registration and i am getting email notifiaction sayting a spammer was stopped during registration with a reason, stopforumspam email black list/

    can u please check it and release a new version for 1.8.. hope new version will be independence of tracker plugin

    i am attaching a screenshot Here

  • Ray J

    @Satheesh: Seens to be a problem with Stop Forum Spam, right? Had you contacted theirs?

  • Social Cog

    Can you provide a link to the tracker plugin?

  • Roman

    I'd added fassim and it's adding every IP address that registers on my site to the blacklist. Next time user logged out they cant login because - they're blacklisted. What's wrong?


  • Roman

    reporting as spam to stopforumspam does not work. No spammers are added with API key of my website. What's wrong?


  • Roman

    Right - every new user who registers on my site is gets IP and email blacklisted, that includes me wwhen I tried making user - test - and got my own, admin IP in the blacklist.


  • Ray J

    Roman, seens to be a problem with Fassim. Try disable the service in plugin´s settings and check if works.

    BTW, I use this version in my production site without problems. Please list your plugins here, so I can check if there is compatibility issues.

  • Cim

    i also get blocked off from registration page with my OWN ip

  • Ray J

    @Cim: Problems with fassim, too? Tell me so I can put a alert in the plugin´s page. Fassim just refactored all service, with a lot of functions, but it can have new bugs.

  • Cim

    the IP blacklist is thru fassim correct? i disabled it for now. and yes even my own IP i'm blocked off

  • Cim

    here's a screen shot


  • Ray J

    @Cim: No, the ip blacklist is trigered by a denied registration. Could by fassim and could be not. Did you read the access denied message? Is important to know the reason for the blacklist.

    To be clear: The ip is blacklisted only if the uses is reconized as spammer. Please check your email and see the reason for the block.

  • Ray J

    Weird, the spam login filter doesn´t hooks the login page, only the registration page. Maybe a incompatibility with ellg´s newer release?

    I will update my test site, but give me more information. I need the content of plugin´s e-mail. The reason for the blacklist.

    And again, by plugin doesn´t hook the login page. Its weird.

  • Cim

    hmm, not sure why my IP address is considered "spam". i am on comcast cable network.

Matt Beckett

I'm a self-employed web developer, family man, nerd, scuba diver. Manager/maintainer of this elgg community site, and core Elgg development team member.

Project Info


  • Category: Spam
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2015-9-15
  • Downloads: 8685
  • Recommendations: 74

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