Mollom

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Mollom
Web address mollom.com
Commercial? Yes
Registration Required
Owner Acquia
Launched 31 March 2008; 6 years ago (2008-03-31)
Current status Online

Mollom is a web service that analyzes the quality of content posted to websites. This includes comments, contact-form messages, blogs, and forum posts.[1] Mollom screens all contributions before they are posted to participating websites.

Overview[edit]

Mollom was originally developed by Dries Buytaert, who was also the founder and lead developer of the Drupal CMS. It uses three specific technologies to detect spam and malicious content - machine learning, text analytics, and CAPTCHA. According to the company, Mollom has blocked over one billion spam messages for its customers, including Sony Music, Stanford University, and Twitter.[2]

Mollom was acquired by Acquia in August, 2012.[3]

Competitors[edit]

There are a number of competitors to Mollom, CleanTalk,[4] including Akismet, Defensio, and Typepad Antispam. In addition, image or math CAPTCHA plugins are also widely used.

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