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[resolved] Spam on non-existent posts (7 posts)

  1. intcon
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Some weeks ago, I turned off comments in posts older than 7 days. That helped cut down on spam. I still kept getting some through various older posts though, and finally went through and deleted those as well. Now I'm getting spam through a post that has comments turned off AND is deleted. How is this possible? How can I make it stop?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  3. intcon
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm sorry, must be too early, because I don't understand how that would help? The comments are already marked as spam, but there's no post for them to be posted to. My spam folder gets about 100 a day on a post that is no longer there. Doesn't that mean they're coming in through another way?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes - they are accessing comments.php directly. Which is exactly what this plugin tries to stop.

  5. intcon
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    ok..i'll give it a shot!

  6. intcon
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    works!!! thanks esmi!

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Excellent! :-) Thank you for posting a followup.

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