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[resolved] spam tsunami (11 posts)

  1. Pierre J
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    guten tag,
    I'm experiencing an overwelming amount of spam through the dms guestbook. The plugin has been in use on this particular site for several years and there has been a minimal but steady amount of spam, but in the last few months it has escalated to 100+ per day.

    I think this is a great plugin and very much want to continue using it, however due to the high volume of visitors, I can't continue to spend the time sorting out real comments from the spam everyday and hope you will be able to assist me in this issue.

    I can send you log-in information if that will help you help me. Just let me know where to send it.

    http://coralcastle.com
    dms guestbook ver 1.16
    wp ver 3.5.1

    additional related plugins activated:
    akismet
    wp-spamfree

    all the best,
    yourtd

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/dmsguestbook/

  2. DanielSchurter
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Pierre J

    Is akismet activated on DMSGuestbook (DMSGuestbook -> Guestbook settings -> Captcha / Akismet -> Akismet) and move it all spam message to the DMSGuestbook spam folder?

    That could help to prevent spam more accuracy:
    Activate reCAPTCHA on "DMSGuestbook -> Guestbook settings -> Captcha / Akismet -> reCAPTCHA" and generate a key on http://www.google.com/recaptcha

    Greetings,
    Dani

  3. Pierre J
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello Dani,

    It was not activated. I have done so and will see if that curtails the volume of spam.

    Thanks for the very quick assistance.
    yourtd

  4. DanielSchurter
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    You're welcome!

  5. nginzler
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, I've activated Akismet and Captcha but I'm still getting a lot of spam. The Captcha seems to work fine -- if you enter an incorrect sequence it rejects the comment. Any ideas? http://www.brazenhussies.net/murphy/index.php/guestbook/

  6. DanielSchurter
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, Try to use reCAPTCHA instead Captcha.
    Dani

  7. samiotis
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Dani,

    I'm having the spam issue on three websites and tried everything Math, Akismet, reCapcha and nothing seems to be able to stop the spam.

  8. DanielSchurter
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi samiotis,

    Create me a WordPress admin account and send the credentials to DMSGuestbook { at } DanielSchurter (.) Net.

    After that I will take a look on it asap.

    Greetings,
    Dani

  9. nginzler
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Dani,

    Could you also take a look at our site? Site is http://www.brazenhussies.net/murphy. Guestbook is http://www.brazenhussies.net/murphy/index.php/guestbook/. We're having the same spam problem on the DMS Guestbook. I've created an admin login for you: Name = DaniW0rdPr3ss (o is a zero and "e" is a "3") and password = ThanksF0rH3lp ("o" is a zero and "e" is a "3"). My email is nginzler@gmail.com.

  10. DanielSchurter
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi nginzler

    Be careful to write down username and password here, it's a public support forum ;-)

    I wrote down a guestbook message and everything went fine.
    The message is waiting for approval on "DMSGuestbook -> Entries". This is the option that you set on "DMSGuestbook -> Guestbook settings -> Miscellaneous -> Admin must every post review".

    Greetings,
    Dani

  11. DanielSchurter
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi nginzler

    I've checked it again and everything works fine on your system. All spam posts were captured by Akismet and stored in the spam folder. All other posts got the flag "waiting for approval".

    You can switch to reCAPTCHA (find it on the "DMSGuestbook -> Guestbook settings -> Akismet / Captcha" section) if you like, try out another captcha system.

    Greetings,
    Dani

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