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block spam user (8 posts)

  1. joinedatthestitch
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi. I keep getting someone who registers a new users EVERY DAY on my site.
    Before they tried registering they would post spam but it would be blocked by wordpress so I could "spam" it.

    Now, I need to block this email address: ale314@gmx.com from registering a user.

    Is that possible?

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Read through these search hits:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search.php?q=block+registering
    there are a few solutions.
    (always a good idea to search the Plugins section - before posting)

  3. joinedatthestitch
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    okay. going to the plugins section wouldn't have been my first obvious choice but thank you for pointing me there. I guess that's my only option.

  4. mikey1
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've found this very useful.
    http://herselfswebtools.com/2008/06/wordpress-plugin-to-prevent-bot-registrations.html
    Mike.
    Ps. you can add any email address or IP address to the lists.

  5. joinedatthestitch
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    thank you, I'm about to try it!

  6. joinedatthestitch
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    hmm, had some trouble with it. after activating the plugin I don't seem to see any new window or area to enter email or ip. does is all have to be coded?

    I have the same email address register multiple times a week. this time under the users tab I changed the user's password and gave them "no role" in my blog.

    I figured that would at least block them from using the profile they created.

  7. mikey1
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi there, no coding necessary, once activated, if you go to manage, you should have a link to registration logs.
    you can enter an email address or an IP and click on update.
    As a second option you could look at settings then discussion, at the bottom you can exclude someone by email or IP also,
    hope this helps.
    mike.

  8. joinedatthestitch
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I will try it again. It seems this "person" is using gmx.com to create email addresses. When the first user they created was blocked, they changed the email and tried another, but very similar name. I don't know why they would waste the time to be honest with you.

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