The Openfire community is happy to announce the immediate availability of a new plugin: the blacklist spam plugin.
With the growing popularity of XMPP-based solutions, we’re also seeing an increase of a less desirable application of XMPP: the distribution of unsolicited messages over instant messaging (SPAM, or SPIM).
In order to help our Openfire community combat known spam, we have now released a new plugin the “Spam blacklist” plugin. This is configured with a URL that is used to lookup addresses of known SPAM distributors and block all messages sent by these addresses.
By default, the plugin is configured to read from a blacklist that is hosted on the igniterealtime.org website, and block all messages sent by any user on a domain listed there. The blacklist hosted by the Ignite Realtime community is a periodically updated copy of the list that is curated by the https://github.com/JabberSPAM/blacklist project. You can help combat spam by contributing to that project!
In the next few hours, the plugin will pop up in the list of available plugins on all Openfire instances. Alternatively, you can manually download and install the plugin from its archive page.