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« on: July 09, 2013, 11:20 »
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Lately I've been getting hit with a lot of fake spam registrations and I was getting fed up with having to go in and delete users and/or block them... My security plugin is great and stops a lot of crap (Wordfence) but just wasn't stopping everything... Neither was Akismet...

I've been using/testing a recommended plugin ( http://www.blogseye.com/i-make-plugins/stop-spammer-registrations-plugin/ ) on one of my other sites that was getting hit with a lot of Comment spam and it stopped most of it... in fact, almost all of it... so I thought I'd try it on my SS site...

Well gang... I'm happy to say it worked great and I have not received one spam/bot registration since... I know if I'm getting hit with them the rest of you are too or will be soon enough... so give this plugin a shot... it works flawlessly with just the standard install but you can edit all sorts of options... easy...

One proxy domain in particular is sending most of these registrations right now from vpn999.com and all have hotmail email addresses... I added that domain in the options and it has been stopping them...

I highly recommend using Wordfence and Stop Spammer Registrations together... besides being secure you won't have to deal with too much spam either... AND BOTH ARE FREE PLUGINS.

Here's the links again... =}

http://www.blogseye.com/i-make-plugins/stop-spammer-registrations-plugin/

http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/

Linda  =}


« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 15:31 »
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I have been using Anti-Captcha for a while now, that is another one that has worked beautifully, letting other network members and clients register but no bots since

quailrunphoto

« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2013, 21:26 »
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thanks, I was wondering how to stop all these spam registrations.  I have wordfence in place and will add your second recommendation to my site.

A question about maintaining the user list.  How do you know what to delete, there doesn't seem to be any data to base you decision on?  I would hate to delete an actual client.

Thanks again.

« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2013, 00:42 »
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If they had an o2.pl I automatically deleted, as I did random strings of letters and numbers in name and email address, basically everyone who was not a symbiostock member or who did not make a purchase within 24 hours. 

With wordfence you can see the path they took once registered, that will also give a clue

Ron

« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2013, 02:26 »
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I have been using Anti-Captcha for a while now, that is another one that has worked beautifully, letting other network members and clients register but no bots since
That plugin has stopped and spam and spam regs dead. I did a test with legit users, and it worked fine. So thanks for that tip.


 

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