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[resolved] [Plugin: Stop Spammer Registrations Plugin] Plugin conflicts with paypal plugin (11 posts)

  1. Radices
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is the second time I've had issues with this plugin. The first was it would not allow bona fide users to login.

    The second issue happened on an update around July 16th where it broke a paypal ipn listener. Took us this long to notice but after a day of debugging stop the spammer has been deleted!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/stop-spammer-registrations-plugin/

  2. kpgraham
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    That is strange.

    The IPN listener responds to callbacks from paypal. It should not use logins or anything to do with comments. Perhaps it is using the xmlrpc.php program to process the response. You can disable the checks in xmlrpc.php it might still work.

    Keith

  3. kpgraham
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I updated the beta test of the plugin today.

    It white-lists the PayPal IP addresses.

    Available at http://www.blogseye.com/beta-test.php

    Third time is the charm?

    Keith

  4. Radices
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'll gladly test it and report back since you took the time.

  5. Radices
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Nope still no joy. Did you whitelist the sandbox?

    https://www.sandbox.paypal.com

  6. Radices
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I white listed paypal's sandbox manually through the admin options and it worked. More research found this.

    https://ppmts.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/92
    ------------www.paypal.com------------
    Starting September 12, 2012 http://www.paypal.com will start resolving to a dynamic list of IP addresses and as such cannot be whitelisted.
    If you need to whitelist http://www.paypal.com for IPN validation, please use ipnpb.paypal.com as described here.https://www.x.com/node/217895/

  7. kpgraham
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Radices,

    I used that page at paypal to create the paypal whitelist. I'll have to go back and see why it worked in the white list, but not the one that I just added.

    Keith

  8. Radices
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't think you included the sandbox ip's in the array. Could you not use the domain name as opposed to the ip like a trusted site in IE? That way if they change the ip's again it won't break anything.

  9. kpgraham
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I won't include the domains because when a spammer logs in I'd have to lookup the domain from the IP and this could be time consuming, especially if they are coming from a host with 10,000 domains on a single IP (likely for spammers). I can't white list an email domain because the spammer could be spoofing it.

    I would just have to keep on top of it and refresh the list with a new release every few months.

    I just updated the beta with the paypal sandbox IP addresses.

    Keith

  10. Radices
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Awesome ... I'll grab another copy. Did you notice that PayPal has an email notification option on that page. They will let us know when they change the ip's. It's back up and working on epicdartmouth.com

  11. kpgraham
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I tried the email notification and it would not work. It might have been down or my email expired. I did some PayPal development a few years ago, but paypal could have forgotten about my login. I will spend some time one of these evenings trying to get back in.

    Thanks for all the help,

    Keith

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