October 18th, 2013

SpambotCheckThe plugin protects against spambot attacks on either registration and login process by preventing spambots from register/login. It checks against several databases, such as,,, and The plugin was initially written by Robert Kuster –

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Please set your e-mail on the e-mail whitelist! If not it may happen that you are locked out, even as admin!

It can be selected by parameters which:

1. Databases to search

2. Process to check
– registration
– registration and login

3. Information to check
– IP
– username
– e-mail

4. Additional notification options
– administrator notification via e-mail
– store information about spambot in Joomla! database

5. Whitelist for e-mail and IP, which shall never be checked

– English
– German

Note: Plugin uses php curl extension for proper working. Curl is available since php 4.0.2.

Note: Plugin is not tested with community third party extensions

Note: Please put your administrator e-mail to the e-mail whitelist!

Note: Spambot database on undisposable does no longer exist. Please set plugin parameter “” to “no” if your plugin version is lower than 1.0.3 (Joomla! 1.5) or 1.1.3 (Joomla! 1.6, 1.7, 2.5)

Release history:
Oktober, 18, 2013
Changes for version 1.1.11 (Joomla 2.5): E-Mail Blacklist, Component to manange suspicious users and spambot data

June, 19, 2013
Changes for version 1.3.10 (Joomla! 3.0) and 1.1.10 (Joomla 2.5): Refactoring and minor bug fixing

April, 11, 2013
Changes for version 1.3.9 (Joomla! 3.0) and 1.1.9 (Joomla 2.5)
Improvements in finding all super administrators
Integration of joomla updater (you can use the update function of extension manager to find and install updates)

March, 21, 2013
Changes for version 1.3.8 for Joomla! 3.0 and
Changes for version 1.1.8 for Joomla! 2.5
New parameters to controll admin e-mail notification about spam attacks more specificly.
Always include full user information (username, e-mail and ip) when logging spammer to database (some of these informations haven’t been stored in previous versions).
Changes for version 1.1.8 for Joomla! 2.5
Allow generic e-mail whitelist
E-mail whitelist is now a textarea with much more space
Check cUrl availability during installation(which was already availble for Joomla 3.0)

January 14, 2013
New Version 1.3.7 for Joomla! 3.0
Compatibility for Joomla! 3.0
Allow generic e-mail for e-mail whitelist
Make inputfield for e-mail whitelist bigger
Throw a warning if cUrl is not available

September 10, 2012
Changes for Version 1.0.7 (Joomla! 1.5)
Changes for Version 1.1.7 (Joomla! 1.6, 1.7, 2.5)