How to Manage Spam Options in SocialEngine

Updated on Dec 22, 2015

This tutorial will review the steps for preventing spam on a SocialEngine website. There is a properly developed and built-in feature of SocialEngine that will allow you to edit certain options for that purpose.


First, you need to access the administrative area of your website and locate the Settings tab on the main menu. Then, click on the Spam & Banning Tools drop-down option.


Access spam and banning tools in SocialEngine


In the banning options, you can always use the * (asterisk) sign as wildcard.


Edit the following banning options:


  • IP Address Ban - This option will allow you to ban a certain IP address or a whole range
  • Email Address Ban - You can ban a specific email address or a part of it
  • Profile Address Ban - Set the limit signups by profile addresses
  • Censored Words - Enter offensive words that you do not want to be used on your website


Ban an IP address in SocialEngine


You can also set validation rules on your website that will require the entering of a Captcha code when users are completing certain tasks. This way, you will ensure that the spam bots have hard time spamming on your website.


Edit spam options in SocialEngine


When you complete the spam and banning options on your website, simply click on the Save Changes at the bottom-left corner of the screen to keep them.

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