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Major Spamming (5 posts)

  1. Umagurl1977
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I seem to get SO much spamming. On new posts, old posts. Everything. I thought I turned all old posts but they still find ways to spam.. Any suggestions of what to install? maybe a captcha?

  2. michael.mariart
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Are you using Akismet? That's one of the better ones out there.

  3. cannon303
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I had loads on one of my installations once. Really horrible stuff as well. Akismet sorted it out in the end. That's what I would use if you haven't already tried it. It can be a major problem though, once you have been identified as a target. Also turning comments off globally for a while can help, just remember that your old posts that have comments turned in will override this so you'll need to go through them.

  4. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is done in the settings>discussion section:

    1. Don't leave comments on forever (the shorter the better): close comments on articles older than [X] days 14 is good.
    2. Don't allow links in comments. Hold a comment in the queue if it contains [X] or more links (A common characteristic of comment spam is a large number of hyperlinks.) - set to 1 (the goal of spammers is to place links to their (likely malicious) websites.
    3. And at: When a comment contains any of these words in its content, name, URL, e-mail, or IP, it will be held in the moderation queue. One word or IP per line. It will match inside words, so "press" will match "WordPress"

    add to this list:

    http
    ftp
    url
    .com
    swears
    etc.

    This can and will help.

  5. Umagurl1977
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you very much everyone. I installed it last night. I had 2 comments waiting in the akismet queue and not in my inbox!

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