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The online manual didn't answer all the questions? Perhaps the following answers to the frequently asked questions could help.


Does Antispam Bee work with Jetpack, Disqus Comments and other comment plugins?

Antispam Bee works best with default WordPress comments. It is not compatible with Jetpack or Disqus Comments as those plugins load the comment form within an iframe. Thus Antispam Bee can not access the comment form directly. It also won’t work with any AJAX-powered comment forms.


Does Antispam Bee store any private user data, IP addresses or the like?

Nope. Antispam Bee is developed in Germany and Switzerland. You might have heard we can be a bit nitpicky over here when it comes to privacy.


Will I have to edit any theme templates to get Antispam Bee to work?

No, the plugin works as is. You may want to configure your favorite settings, though.


Does Antispam Bee work with shortened IPs?

Generally yes. However, commissioning the Antispam Bee plugin for canceled or shortened IP addresses in comment metadata is not recommended. Because the name and the e-mail address of the comments are not unique, an IP address is the only reliable measure. The more complete the stored IP addresses, the more reliable the assignment or detection of spam.


How can I submit undetected spam?

If the antispam plugin has passed some spam comments, these comments can be reported for analysis. A Google table was created for this purpose.


How do I find out the country code of a Spam comment?

Antispam Bee has got an action implemented which determines the country of origin of a received comment. This value can be used to block or allow selected countries. One speaks from Black-and White lists. These lists are provided with ISO codes of the countries which the administrator releases or locks. The service MaxMind provides information relevant to any IP address (input field in the middle of the web page). This includes the double-digit country code at the beginning of the table. The commentator's IP is located in WordPress within the comment overview and in the e-mail notification.


Antispam Bee with Varnish?

If WordPress is operated with Apache + Varnish, the actual IP address of the visitors does not appear in WordPress. Accordingly the Antispam-Plugin lacks the base for the correct functionality. An adaptation in the Varnish configuration file /etc/varnish/default.vcl provides a remedy and forwards the original (not from Apache) IP address in the HTTP header X-Forwarded-For: if (req.restarts == 0) { set req.http.X-Forwarded-For = client.ip; }


Are there some paid services or limitations?

No, Antispam Bee is free forever, for both private and commercial projects. You can use it on as many sites as you want. There is no limitation to the number of sites you use the plugin on.


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