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Receiving tons of spam (9 posts)

  1. TomJohnson
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm receiving tons of spam today -- about 30 spam comments. I have Akismet installed. Is there any way I can stop the spammers from breaking through?

  2. sherryw76
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I suppose "Did you pass math?" Plugin is quite helpful.
    But there should be better way to stop them

  3. cnymike
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    If you think 30 spams a day is a ton, then you might be shocked to hear that I get over 400 comment spams a day. Akismet catches them all, but the sheer volume of spammers trying to infiltrate my site has forced me to disable comments entirely.

    I can't believe that I have been forced to do this. I can't believe that spammers and their robots are able to do this in the first place. I'm basically pissed off at how the entire Internet is rapidly being taken over by this avalanche of spam. Don't even get me started on the amount of spam email I get...

  4. kyte
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm curious about a new type of spam I am getting at the moment, which Akismet doesnt seem to manage to deal with.. its an almost empty post, from a nonsense email address and no URL. It appears to have two nonsense tags <a></a>. There doesnt appear to be anything between the two tags, not when you loook at the page source. I'm not sure what the purpose is, perhaps a precursor to a deliberate attempt to spread a virus, I don't know... but it bothers me because its coming from a bazillion different IP addresses and a bazillion different nonsense email addresses, so it seems likely that many computers have been zombied for the task. For the time being, at least, I have been forced to reintroduce moderation of all comments.

    Anyone in this thread had this particular type?

    And I'm off to check into more plugins which will play nice with Akismet, because though Akismet has taken care of over 11,000 spam comments, it has no idea what to do with this one, and lets it through.

  5. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Have you all *also* implemented either Bad Behavior or Spam Karma to run alongside Akismet?

  6. geoffe
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

  7. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Seriously, if you're getting more spam than you want, then install Bad Behavior. It blocks like 80-85% of spam totally silently. It works. It works freakin' great.

    Akismet can deal with the rest of it.

  8. TomJohnson
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Since I installed this math plugin I haven't had spam trouble.

  9. obscure
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have Bad Behaviour and Akismet installed and nothing gets past them.

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