OJS- Stop Forum Spam Plugin

I have journal that are getting spam registrations. I have recaptcha enabled.
I see that there is a generic plugin called “Stop Forum Spam Plugin”.

Will this help eliminate people spam registering for journals?

Is it worth enabling and setting the first two check boxes. for IP and email addresses?


The recaptcha option is the industry standard option at this point.

Have you also enabled require_validation in config.inc.php?

That provides another hoop to jump through for registration.

I don’t have any personal experience with the Stop Forum Spam dataservice. You should read the FAQ on their site to evaluate some of the positives and negatives: