Mollom goes public beta

After several months of private beta testing, Ben and I are ready to unveil Mollom, your partner in automated content monitoring. Mollom's purpose is to dramatically reduce the effort of keeping your site clean and the quality of your content high. Currently, Mollom is a spam-killing one-two punch combination of a state-of-the-art spam filter and CAPTCHA server. We are experimenting with automated content quality assessments, but these are still in the testing phase.

For now, we provide modules for Drupal 5 and Drupal 6 and a Java library that can be used to create your own plug-ins. For you developers out there wanting to build your own modules, the Mollom open API will shortly be available on the API page. We'd be thrilled to put your home-brew module for your favorite platform on our download page. Check back soon for more details or drop us an e-mail if you can't wait.

If you have questions about our services, please visit the FAQs or contact us directly.

We estimate Mollom will be in public beta testing for at least two months. After that, Mollom will remain free for low-volume use. One or more subscription plans with more advanced feature sets, as well as enterprise solutions, will be become available over time. For more information, please visit our pricing page.

We have some great new features in the pipeline, so please check back with us regularly for more news, our full API documentation and much more. You can subscribe to our RSS feed as well.

We would like to thank all the private beta testers for their continuous stream of suggestions the past months!

Data centre outage

It is crazy but the data center where the Mollom website is hosted (LCL Diegem) went down today, including their backup generators. A *lot* of Belgian websites were unreachable for hours ... frankly, I've never seen this happen at this scale for so long. Oh, Murphy!

Sites that were already using Mollom should not have experienced problems though. The website is independent of the web service -- the web service has fail-over support, the website itself hasn't.

Testing

Do you have servers we have to connect to when developing a module for our own CMS, or do we use the same ?

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