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  1. etcbbu
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey everyone,

    On one of my blogs, for some reason, I JUST RECENTLY have been getting hit with spam way more than I had ever been getting. Before, it may have been once every couple of days. Now I'm getting about 40-50 a day.

    It just started happening a few days ago when I was using version 3.1.2, and then I did the upgrade to 3.1.3 and thought maybe there would be a security fix or something with it. But alas, it is still happening.

    Anyone have any advice on how I could maybe fight back? I've got it set to where the comments do not show up until I "Approve" them, so they're not getting through to the front-end of the site, but it's just horribly annoying to get these e-mails sent to my phone all day, telling me I've got a blog comment, and it just turns out to be spam.

    Any insight on what I could do about this would be appreciated. Thanks.

    --etcbbu

  2. Install Akismet for starters, if you have not already.

    Also consider Bad Behavior and Cookies for Comments. They slowed my spam to a trickle. None have gotten through in months :)

  3. etcbbu
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Doesn't Akismet cost some money for me to be able to have an ID or an API in order for it to work, though?

  4. Nope. Free for personal use.

  5. etcbbu
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Oh ok, thanks--I got Akismet installed! Thank you much! If the spam for some reason keeps up, I'll look into Bad Behavior and Cookies for Comments too.

    Thank you, Ipstenu.

    --etcbbu

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