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doddgy email addresses (18 posts)

  1. ashar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    my last 4 new subscribers have had strange email addresses and user names. I am not at all sure what is going on, and if I should be dumping them?
    example 'Username: wkuf098we

    E-mail: zhg1316@126.com '
    can sombody explain what is happening here Please
    ashar

  2. blogjunkie
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    They're most likely spam accounts. Go to your WordPress settings and set it so that user registrations are disabled

  3. ashar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    thank you, I have unticked
    Membership . anyone can register
    is that correct, i could not find anything else in settings.
    will genuine applicants still be able to register?
    best ashar

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No. No one will be able to register themselves. Only a site admin (such as yourself) will be able to register new users.

  5. Gabe Young
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do you need to have others register? In many cases, this is not necessary. If that's the case, leave it unchecked and save yourself the trouble.

  6. ashar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh I think I must be confused, these email addresses are showing up in my subscribers I have had another 5 today
    it isnt users but subscribers
    the emails all consist of letters and numbers that make little sense and all seem to end with @123.com
    ahsar

  7. ashar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    sorry that should read @126.com

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    In WordPress, the term "users"is often refers to anyone who is listed under the Users tab on your site. This includes those registered as subscribers.

  9. ashar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    well whats to do, I do not want to stop subscribers, but I am unsure about these obscure email addresses with obscure user names. How do I know if they are ok to accept and if not how do I block them Help!

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can I ask why you want people to register as subscribers on your site? Do you plan to do something special for them?

  11. ashar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    my subscriber list is so that i can notify them when and what i post. nothing more, just a list of people that want to be updated when i post

  12. ashar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    so I want to keep it open for genuine followers / subscribers to be able to be added to my list
    I hope that makes sense to you

  13. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes but what kind of list? People can read/follow your blog and subscribe to/follow your RSS feed without actually registering on your site. So what I'm trying to ascertain is whether you have a specific need to allow anyone to register. If not, it's really just a lot easier to dis-allow registrations.

  14. ashar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I send out a weekly newsletter to subscribers. This is not at all unusual as I subscribe to and receive news of new postings to many blogs. Nearly every blog has a subscribe button, if you subscribe you then receive news of updates etc...
    All I am trying to do is find out what these anonymous email addresses are? I get at least one a day, they are for example

    "New user registration on your site ashar:
    Username: wkth522we
    E-mail: zhg1319@126.co"

    I find this very odd ???

  15. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    They are 99.99% likely SPAM - happens all the time.

  16. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Although it's likely to be spam, their credentials should not be exposed to us. Some privacy issue there.

  17. ashar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry, Yes I should have thought that thanks anyway

  18. jasonmartin55
    Blocked
    Posted 1 year ago #

    yes i got that too on my classfieds site, they are spam bots, i have exact name sequences as you described.

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