Spam protection in Formmail-Script
In the Formmail-Script there is the possibility to configure a spam protection. The filtering is based on 3 criteria:
- blacklist (terms that are on the list)
- link spam, check for above-average number of links
- HTML spam, HTML links that appear in e-mails, typical guestbook and forum spam
The blacklist is simply a file with entries. If an entry occurs in an e-mail, the e-mail is recognized as spam and rejected.
The spam protection is activated in the
Here you also have the possibility to have mails that are detected as spam sent to a special e-mail address. This allows you to test if the correct e-mails are filtered.
Creating the blacklist
The blacklist is maintained with the file “_blacklist.php” in the formmail directory. Open the file with a text editor. One entry per line:
Then load the file into the formmail directory.
Blacklist from DA-Software
We ourselves maintain a blacklist for our formmail scripts. This list is updated daily and thus contains current spam terms.
You can download them here:
We recommend updating the list regularly.