Make spam history with the IPS Spam Monitoring Service
By harnessing the combined knowledge of thousands of IPS-powered communities, our Spam Monitoring Service can assess the potential threat of each new user and stop them before they can cause any problems. It's instant and free with all active IPS Community Suite licenses.
User registers at your community as normal.
The IPS Spam Monitor checks key data points against known spammers.
The user's assigned a confidence value from 1, 'not a spammer', to 4, 'certain spammer'.
Actions you configure are taken based on the confidence, all the way up to refusing registration.
ReCaptcha & KeyCaptcha
The IPS Community Suite supports Recaptcha2 by Google, meaning that in most cases your users don't even have to type in random letters; instead, Google algorithms automatically determine if the user is human or otherwise. The IPS Community Suite also supports KeyCaptcha, which requires guests to solve a simple problem before being able to contribute.
If the worst happens and a spammer does make it into your community, the IPS Community Suite has a one-click spam cleanup process - simply go to the spammer's profile and click "Mark as Spammer". The user's account will be immediately banned, and all of their content will be removed. It's like they were never there.