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[resolved] Anyone else getting spammed so much? (8 posts)

  1. detoam
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am getting massive amounts of spam. I would walk away from the site for a few minutes and receive ten or more spam comments. All of the spam points to domains that were obviously created for spam or phishing purposes. I thought of banning IP, but it looks like the person(s) is using proxies, as each message comes from different IP.
    Not sure what to do. But I think the overload is responsible for the strain that my server's cpu is suffering from.
    Anyone else getting bombarded? Any suggestions?

  2. Plugins.

    I use Bad Behavior, Akismet and Cookies for Comments.

  3. detoam
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    thanks

  4. mikey1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Interesting post. like you, last year was getting a huge amount of spam. Akismet catches most things, but trackbacks add to the problem greatly.
    Then I found Simple Trackback Validation with Topsy Blocker.
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-trackback-validation-with-topsy-blocker/
    Amazingly very little problems since, can never be 100% sure, but may be worth a try for you, good luck. Mike.

  5. detoam
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    thank you

  6. ashah888
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    or you can just use fb comments.

  7. detoam
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    bad behavior, akismet and reCAPTCHA seem to be doing the job. Thank You all.

  8. I just turned off trackbacks, personally. There were maybe three valid once over five years? Not worth it.

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