So you've launched your Joomla website and within a few weeks you find that you are getting a steady stream of sign-ups on your website. Joomla handily sends you an email telling you the 'good' news.
Unfortunately when you look more closely you see that the newly registered 'user' on your website is just a spammer using either a false email address, or addresses that are for loans, casinos or pharmaceuticals, etc.
Why do spammers register for Joomla web sites?
Most of these sign-ups are carried out by robots - computer programmes sent out to fill in any and all web forms in the hope of getting their text (and web links) into your webpages. The spam bot thinks your sign-up form is a comment box or a forum's post form and that their submission will appear at the bottom of your page.
How to stop spammers registering on a Joomla website
We can harden your Joomla website security, helping to stop spammers signing up. We will work with you to:
- analyse whether you even need to be allowing site sign-ups at all
- decide whether that particular Joomla feature can be turned off
- decide whether it is better to install a Joomla add-on to eliminate (or at least slow down) the spam registration submissions.
Contact us to discus your requirements.