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Spam problem

anonymous profile picture
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07 January 2014, 12:16 AM


On the 31 December I started getting spam registration attempts at my Mahoodle installation via the Mahara link on the Moodle registration page. In the last couple of days it's 20-30 attempts per day. Is it possible to get rid of the link to Mahara on the Moodle registration page, and should I use Captcha in the Mahara?



Kristina Hoeppner's profile picture
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20 January 2014, 3:39 PM

Hello Tom,

You should be able to get rid of the link on your Moodle homepage by only allowing the peer settings as specified in on page 29: "Publish" for Identity Provider and "Subscribe" for Service Provider.




anonymous profile picture
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03 October 2014, 2:11 AM

I have the same problem...did you resolve the problem?

anonymous profile picture
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03 October 2014, 3:22 AM

Hi Patricia,

I resolved it by getting rid of self-registration. My students register via Moodle. The other way is to set up a Recaptcha on the self-registration page. I'm not sure whether Mahara integrated Recaptcha yet.


Aaron Wells's profile picture
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07 October 2014, 6:44 PM

Mahara 1.9 comes with reCAPTCHA support built in. It's found by going to "Administration -> Configure site -> Site options -> Security settings".

We still get spam user account registrations on even with reCAPTCHA in place, but it's down to only a few each day.



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