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[resolved] Recent explsion of porn spam (4 posts)

  1. Will Taft
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I read a bunch of posts here and it seems I am not alone with this problem, but I did not see any solutions.

    Recently a LOT of trackback, or maybe pingback porn spam is getting posted to my articles. It is not only on old articles. I got several today on posts only a couple of weeks old. For some reason Akismet is not catching it. It is weird that Akismet would not stop it as it is so obvious. It all contains real crude, correctly spelled, obscenities. Akismet does catch pretty much 100% of the comment spam, just not the pings or trackbacks. I am getting many every day and am getting very discouraged trying to keep up. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    A plugin that sends all trackbacks and pingbacks, (but not comments), to moderation would be great, but I could not find one.

    Thanks.

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've been using this plugin to stop trackback spam lately:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-trackback-validation/

    It works very, very well.

  3. Will Taft
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thank you very much, Otto. I just installed it and will report back how it works for me.

  4. Will Taft
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    After a day and 1/2, so far so good. It has caught the only two spam trackbacks to come in. It has a nice logging feature that gives you a little more info and states the reason it was determined to be spam.

    Thanks again!

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