I'm extremely pleased to announce the successor to the Email Whitelister and Blacklister plugins today, Comment Email Filter. This new plugin rolls its predecessors into one and introduces several oft-requested features including:

  • Give each email address its own score
  • Only accept comments with trusted email addresses
  • Easily trust/ban comments from the comment listing and comment editing screens.
  • A conditional template tag that will evaluate as true if the comment has a trusted email address

If you use Movable Type Enterprise, you will also see a new tab on the Commenters screen called Email Filter which will show a new (and hopefully easier to use) interface for listing and adding trusted/banned email addresses.

Comment Email Filter is free for personal users. Commercial and Movable Type Enterprise users can download a fully function 30 day evaluation copy after which you will need to purchase the appropriate license.