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Drupal’s “Mollom Module” – A Spam Filter

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First stable version of Mollom was released for Drupal 7 by the engineering team at Mollom, having compatibility to latest code in Drupal core. But, what Mollom is and what are its area of functioning. Since Mollom began operating, it works with the efficiency rate of 99.93%, which means only 7 out of 10,000 spam messages are not routinely caught by Mollom's filters.

Mollom – A Spam Filter

Mollom is nothing but an intelligent anti-spam service that mingles “Auto-Spam” revealing techniques with a standard CAPTCHA. It works on simple funda, it will verify form submissions, if it senses something is SPAM then it will prompt the submitter to complete a CAPTCHA. By this module for Drupal websites, you will never stand on the edge of loosing data or losing valid submissions to an over aggressive SPAM filters. Mollom module for Drupal was developed with the aim to offer an easy and flexible integration with custom or third-party Drupal modules. By default, it counts user registration and comment forms exposed by Drupal core.


It was developed and maintained by Dries Buytaert and Benjamin Schrauwen. For safety of data and submitted post almost each and every websites based on Drupal CMS depends on Mollom. Some major names on the web such as Sony, Adobe, LinuxJournal, Warner Bros Records, Netlog, NBC, and others also depend on Mollom.

Want To know How it Works?

If Mollom finds any post to be unsecure, it may demand the completion of a CAPTCHA to accept the post. It instantly accepts the posts, without any objection, that do not contain any "Spammy" text pattern and that are not delivered from known spammers. It works round the clock and plays a role of a proactive content moderator for safety of your data. It offers a high level of informed protection and basically claims to solve a CAPTCHA on every post submitted.


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Drupal 6 is outdated whereas Drupal 7 is trending, but what’s wrong in waiting for Drupal 8 when it is around the corner?

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