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Spam registration (3 posts)

  1. chrisgoat
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Not sure if this has been brought up before but I am getting a huge amount of .ru and .gmail registrations,these are not being activated but are loading up my database.
    Not allot of them on average 20 to 30 every 5 or 6 days.
    I have Akismet enabled, It is really not a big deal just annoying having to go in and delete them.
    Anyone have any ideal how I can fight this.
    Thanks
    Chris

  2. storyfirst
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am having the same problem. There used to be a plugin that would send an email so I could confirm or reject a new registration, but there doesn't seem to be anything like that for 2.7.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    akismet is good but you need some other stuff to help it
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bad-behavior/
    http://ocaoimh.ie/cookies-for-comments/
    http://sw-guide.de/wordpress/plugins/simple-trackback-validation/

    likely you are getting spam bots - bad behavior will kill this
    the other 2 are for trackback spam everyone eventually gets

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