Test cases for honeypot and spam bot on a Drupal sites
BY rajula.s
5 years ago
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Email spamming, in simple words misusing the emails of a website is a common concern today. There are many ways by which this malpractice could be prevented. You might be familiar with 'captcha', one of the method used to prevent spamming. (For test cases for captcha refer: http://www.zyxware.com/articles/3308/websoftware-testing-checklists-cap…).
Drupal provides some modules like Spambot, Honeypot etc for blocking spam.

In this article I have added test cases for ensuring the working of Honeypot and Spambot on a drupal website.


  • Ensure that the Honeypot module installation. (by checking the configuration->modules).
  • Make element visible by changing display: none to display: block to make sure that the module works
  • Ensure that on entering values on text field (hidden field) and submitting the form throws an error message.
  • Check the Recent Log Entries to make sure it lists logs blocked during submission.
  • Ensure that the form submitted using valid email addresses (not spam) is successfully getting submitted.


  • Black listed email addresses used for form submission would be reported as spam (An open site http://www.stopforumspam.com/
    provides a list of blacklisted email addresses).
  • Ensure that the added spam is getting reported by checking the recent log messages (/admin/reports/dblog).

Since spamming is a major concern to the security aspects of a website, it is always advisable to install these modules on websites. Hope this article helps.
Feel free to add your thoughts or more cases if any.



on 01st January 2008 / by webmaster
We have added a few new modules to our site recently. Drupal Technical StumbleThis Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Sean (not verified) access_time 25 May 2020 - 01:08 Hi there, I uploaded the files, enabled the modules to use SU, and now I see the link, but there is no icon... How can I fix this? Thanks, Sean webmaster access_time 25 May 2020 - 01:08 In reply to Icon doesn't show by Sean (not verified) What do you see when you view the source? Search for stumblethis_button and you should be able to see the code for the image and the URL. Then you should be able to troubleshoot from there. Juicy Couture Addict (not verified) access_time 25 May 2020 - 01:08 thanks for the post. would love to hear more of you. by the way, drupal's really popular nowadays as it has easy and fast features. you agree with me? thanks. Add new comment

on 16th January 2008 / by webmaster
Most webmasters do not realize this, but a lot of the content on lot of websites can be accessed from multiple URLs. A simple example would be where www.example.com and example.com leads to the same page. This is a fatal mistake in Search Engine Optimization and search engines penalize you for duplicate content. The correct configuration would be where the above two urls will lead you to the same page but example.com will redirect you to www.example.com with a 301 (Moved permanently) status which will not result in search engines penalizing the page. It is very easy to configure 301 redirects using Apache .htaccess file and the process is the same for a Drupal installation also. Drupal Technical Apache htaccess SEO Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Anonymous (not verified) access_time 25 May 2020 - 01:08 Hello. I'm trying to make example.com show as www.example.com, and I'm running into difficulties. I'm on Apache 2.0 and using the following lines in my httpd.conf file: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^xxxxxxxxxx\.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.xxxxxxxxxx.com/$1 [L,R=301] When I go to http://xxxxxxxxxx.com, I get http://www.xxxxxxxxxx.com (as expected). However, when I go to http://xxxxxxxxxx.com/node/1 (it's a Drupal site), I get a 404 thrown and the URL changes to xxxxxxxxxx.com/var/www/drupal/node/1. Same thing with www.xxxxxxxxxx.com/node/1. Any suggestions? I want to run without Drupal's .htaccess file (instead incorporating these calls into my httpd.conf file). webmaster access_time 25 May 2020 - 01:08 In reply to Rewrite including filesystem path by Anonymous (not verified) I think the problem is with the base path which results in the redirection to /var/www/ part. The best approach I would think is to start with drupal htaccess and then strip out parts and move to httpd SNVC (not verified) access_time 25 May 2020 - 01:08 This is definitely a good guide. Thanks for this. wellyson access_time 25 May 2020 - 01:08 This is really nice and helpful. Add new comment

on 08th February 2008 / by webmaster
Attachment Size slashdotit.tar.gz 173.55 KB Similar to the StumbleThis module that we had created earlier we have created another bookmarking Drupal Technical Slashdotit Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Shlomi Fish (not verified) access_time 25 May 2020 - 01:08 Hi! I'm interested in this module, but Drupal 6.2 complains that it's incompatible with it. Can you please update it or tell me how? Regards, Shlomi Fish shlomifish.org webmaster access_time 25 May 2020 - 01:08 In reply to Can you update it for Drupal-6.x? by Shlomi Fish (not verified) Sure we are working on this currently and will post an update soon. Also we will post this module on www.drupal.org as well Cheers Anoop John Team Zyxware Anonymous (not verified) access_time 25 May 2020 - 01:08 Hello! Nice Article very interesting, thanks Add new comment
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