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[resolved] For some reason it didn't block spam though threshold (9 posts)

  1. techhacking
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I reported a spammer with the plugin which worked (reporting successful), and saw the spammer posted again the next day. There were enough reports for the particular spammer IP on stopforumspam so it should have met the threshold. I don't allow visitors to leave a URL in the website field, does this plugin work if the email address or IP the spammer used is in the spam db?

    I did test the internal blacklist and that worked fine. The plugin is enabled as it has the status "Checking with Stop Forum Spam and Project Honey Pot".

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/avh-first-defense-against-spam/

  2. petervanderdoes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    The plugin only works with the IP, I might consider addign an option for email address check as well.

    I have heard cases before where the spammer got through, it's hard to debug as it not always happens. Which makes me think it has to do with a problem connecting with Stop Spammers.

  3. techhacking
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I wonder if there's a way to include an error log for when it fails to go out. This is my first time using the plugin but it let another spammer through again. Termination threshold is set to 2 for Stop Forum Spam and there were a lot of reports.

    Thanks

  4. petervanderdoes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Did you get an email from the plugin?

  5. techhacking
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I set 'Email threshold' to 1 after your reply and checked 'Email Error'. I waited to get spam, got spammed, the spammer had 4 IP entries already at StopForumSpam and I only require 2 (Termination threshold). Not sure why things aren't working.. received no email either. My other plugins work fine with email.

  6. petervanderdoes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    So no email with Spammer caught either huh.

    I'll see what I can do.

  7. techhacking
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks, the plugin is a wonderful concept as it seems like it will pick up all the spam I've received so far (I know there is no one solution to spam though). If there's anything I can provide, let me know.

  8. techhacking
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just moved to a new web host, the previous had a lot of issues. I'll update on how the plugin performs the next time I get spam.

  9. petervanderdoes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    There was a problem which is fixed in version 3.1

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