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farbled

« Reply #50 on: April 30, 2013, 18:42 »
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If you delete me, I can try it again.

Sorry I was out for a few hours, deleted! Thanks again!


« Reply #51 on: April 30, 2013, 19:26 »
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If you delete me, I can try it again.

Sorry I was out for a few hours, deleted! Thanks again!

No problem. I just re-registered with no problems and was taken to the Customer License page on login.

farbled

« Reply #52 on: April 30, 2013, 22:16 »
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If you delete me, I can try it again.

Sorry I was out for a few hours, deleted! Thanks again!

No problem. I just re-registered with no problems and was taken to the Customer License page on login.
Awesome, thank you! I got the registration in the backend too.

« Reply #53 on: May 01, 2013, 06:32 »
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Awesome, thank you! I got the registration in the backend too.


Can you explain what you mean "got the registration in the backend too." I feel like i might be missing something.

« Reply #54 on: May 01, 2013, 09:43 »
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I think that farbled intends to say that in its  wordpress dashboard he can see your registration.
In dashboard see in the left side the "members" section, here you can see every registered members,
so he saw the user memberCL...

farbled

« Reply #55 on: May 01, 2013, 09:45 »
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I think that farbled intends to say that in its  wordpress dashboard he can see your registration.
In dashboard see in the left side the "members" section, here you can see every registered members,
so he saw the user memberCL...

Yep! Sorry, I've been offline a surprising amount recently. Yes, I can see you in my "users" list in my backend. Previously, people would register but I could not see them, I just got an email saying they registered. I disabled the catchpa and going by Cathy's and Christine's help, it works (plus all the spammers I'm getting now, but such is life :) ).

« Reply #56 on: May 01, 2013, 10:29 »
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I think that farbled intends to say that in its  wordpress dashboard he can see your registration.
In dashboard see in the left side the "members" section, here you can see every registered members,
so he saw the user memberCL...


Thank you for explaining. Makes perfect sense. Now.  :D

« Reply #57 on: May 01, 2013, 10:31 »
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I think that farbled intends to say that in its  wordpress dashboard he can see your registration.
In dashboard see in the left side the "members" section, here you can see every registered members,
so he saw the user memberCL...

Yep! Sorry, I've been offline a surprising amount recently. Yes, I can see you in my "users" list in my backend. Previously, people would register but I could not see them, I just got an email saying they registered. I disabled the catchpa and going by Cathy's and Christine's help, it works (plus all the spammers I'm getting now, but such is life :) ).


Glad its working for you. Maybe you can find another captcha plugin that doesnt
mess up the registration.


farbled

« Reply #58 on: May 01, 2013, 11:22 »
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I dont mind spam actually. It's like taking the bus in my neighbourhood, only online. :)

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« Reply #59 on: June 27, 2013, 06:26 »
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Just to re-ignite this thread I'm getting maybe 3-4 registrations per day at the moment but I'm guessing their all spam as no sales recently. They are all things like Johngresdy21@hotmail.com for instance.

Do you reckon it's just spam bots signing up in the hope to comment and leave a link?

« Reply #60 on: June 27, 2013, 07:03 »
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Just to re-ignite this thread I'm getting maybe 3-4 registrations per day at the moment but I'm guessing their all spam as no sales recently. They are all things like Johngresdy21@hotmail.com for instance.

Do you reckon it's just spam bots signing up in the hope to comment and leave a link?


Ever since we started talking about the problem with registration emails not going thru yesterday (see bug thread) ive had four from a 72w dot com place...had some from them before. I suppose all the spammers are getting thru just fine.  :o

« Reply #61 on: June 27, 2013, 08:15 »
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Hi Cathy

Have a look at Anti-Captcha by Filidor Weise - it has stopped my spam registrations dead.  The only registrations I have had since activating it have been clients and members of the Network

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #62 on: June 27, 2013, 08:20 »
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Just to re-ignite this thread I'm getting maybe 3-4 registrations per day at the moment but I'm guessing their all spam as no sales recently. They are all things like Johngresdy21@hotmail.com for instance.

Do you reckon it's just spam bots signing up in the hope to comment and leave a link?

I deactivated Captcha as I found it was blocking any real attempt to sign up, which wasn't good. In 24 hours I've probably had 5 spam registrations. I'm not sure they ever come back and sign up, but I suppose they do get my email address from the registration password email and add me to their lists of working emails for spam lists. Now that I think about that, I'm using my own personal email for that - not good!

I'll try that new plugin that Tinny suggests.

Steve

« Reply #63 on: June 27, 2013, 08:56 »
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Okay, who is trying me out by registering as qwerty - are you trying out registration on my site or trying to make me think that the anti-capture does not work  :)

« Reply #64 on: June 27, 2013, 09:41 »
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Okay, who is trying me out by registering as qwerty - are you trying out registration on my site or trying to make me think that the anti-capture does not work  :)

I was trying to figure out how it works :)

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #65 on: June 27, 2013, 09:41 »
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Hi Tinny

It wasn't me, but I did install anti-captcha on my own site, then tried it. I got:
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Error submitting form!
Please make sure both javascript and cookies are enabled in your browser.
Use the back button to try again...

(Note: if this still doesn't help, then refreshing your cache might)

I don't think I have done anything special in Chrome, but I must have made a setting (or it is now default) that is blocking javascript or the cookie necessary to make this plugin work.

Back to the drawing board for me.

I wish I could stop my personal email appearing in the registration emails from the system - I think it is coming from BlueHost, not from within Wordpress.

Steve

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #66 on: June 27, 2013, 09:43 »
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Hi Tinny again

Funny - I just tried your site and could create a registration OK. Even further back onto the drawing board for me - why is my own site playing up!!

Steve

Update: I activated anti-captcha again and made sure I had refreshed the browser. I was then able to register on my own site without the error. If anyone has a spare minute, could you please try it to make sure this java error doesn't pop up.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2013, 09:47 by steheap »

« Reply #67 on: June 27, 2013, 09:57 »
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Steve,

I just tried yours as requested, and it sent the password through a gmail address, and I was able to login.

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #68 on: June 27, 2013, 10:02 »
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Great, thanks!

I have one remaining issue in this space - the identification of my personal email address in the password registration email.

I saw a suggestion online of this solution for Bluehost:

1. Create a Bluehost email address called wordpress@backyardstockphotos.com
2. Go to Admin/Settings/General and put wordpress@backyardstockphotos.com in the email address there

BUT - it doesn't work for me. The registration emails (if you look at the header) still contain my personal email address. Must be something I am missing here!

Steve

« Reply #69 on: June 27, 2013, 10:07 »
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Okay, who is trying me out by registering as qwerty - are you trying out registration on my site or trying to make me think that the anti-capture does not work  :)

I was trying to figure out how it works :)

I did wonder if it was you, I could see you had come from this thread, then registered, your dns no - which matched the email etc.  I do like Wordfence, just a shame it is not permanent only lasts for the last 50 visits or so.

When I get the notification that someone has registered it uses a justhost address, what address do people who register get I wonder.


Steve, is it the address you have put in the settings of Wordpress for communications?

When I get an

« Reply #70 on: June 27, 2013, 10:16 »
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I am getting an onslaught of fake registrations from w2 dot com.  :(

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #71 on: June 27, 2013, 10:19 »
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Steve, is it the address you have put in the settings of Wordpress for communications?

When I get an

Tinny

We lost something here. Of course this may be something that only I see about my own site? Would you mind registering, again, on my site and let me know an outline of who the registration email comes from? Obviously don't post the full email here - I'm sure some spambot is looking for email addresses even here!

Steve

« Reply #72 on: July 09, 2013, 11:23 »
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See my post here... finally found a solution and posted it for all of you... =}

http://www.microstockgroup.com/symbiostock-general/spam-registrations/

« Reply #73 on: July 09, 2013, 11:49 »
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Steve,

I just tried yours as requested, and it sent the password through a gmail address, and I was able to login.

Steve, I just tried it too and successfully registered without any form of captcha challenge. Have you removed that from your site or did I unintentionally manage to evade it?

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #74 on: July 09, 2013, 12:34 »
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Steve, I just tried it too and successfully registered without any form of captcha challenge. Have you removed that from your site or did I unintentionally manage to evade it?

That is the wonder of Anti-captcha - it is invisible to ordinary people registering, but it blocks the automated systems that spam registrations use.

The fact that you were able to register (and I don't see spam registrations) means that it is working properly

Steve


 

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