Recently, we've noticed that a lot of comment spam has been appearing in the guestbooks and blogs of many JimdoPages -- including our own. We know it must annoy you as much it does us, so we've
done something about it:
The anti-spam protection (captcha) we implemented in the contact forms is now available for you to use on your guestbooks, comment elements, and blog posts. It won't protect you from all spam, but we hope that it will minimize the effect on your sites.
Log into your JimdoPage and click (in edit mode) on your guestbook or blog post. You'll see the new option to activate a captcha. Everyone who wants to write on your page will need to enter the Captcha -- only then will the comment be posted. If you have moderation turned on, you'll still have to approve any comments.
Please note: even this won't protect you from determined (human) spammers leaving spam comments on your site "manually," but it makes it more difficult for them. We'll keep
working on more effective solutions for these types of problems.
You can have complete control over the comments that appear in your guestbook and other parts of your JimdoPage if you select the moderation option. This means that you'll receive still email notifications of each comment. However, they won't appear until you log in and approve them. Of course, it's better for your real visitors to see their comments posted immediately, but if you're getting a lot of unwanted comments, this is a way deal with them.