The 6 Stages of Spam Protection

The journey of the folks over at Laracasts on how they stopped spam (for now) on their forums.

  1. Keyword Censoring
  2. Email Confirmation
  3. Language Detection
  4. Throttling
  5. Honeypots
  6. reCAPTCHA

Comes with (Laravel) code snippets to go along with that.

The 6 Stages of Spam Protection →

Yes, that dreaded reCAPTCHA. Hate it all you want, but it actually works. And yes, it can become quite stressful in some edge cases:

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About the author

Bramus is a Freelance Web Developer from Belgium. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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