[resolved] closed comments getting spam (4 posts)

  1. nunomira
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Old posts' comments are closed but still, they get spam.
    How is this possible?

    For example, I've just received a comment on this post.

    I searched before posting.
    It doesn't seem to be trackback spam and I've disabled them:

    You can disable pingbacks and trackbacks in Options | Discussion | Allow link notifications from other Weblogs (pingbacks and trackbacks).

    Here's the comment:

    A new comment on the post #101 "7-Zip 4 beta available" is waiting for your approval

    Author : Der Blutharsch [EP] (IP: , aj20.info)
    E-mail :
    URI : http://holidaymp3.741.com/index.html
    Whois : http://ws.arin.net/cgi-bin/whois.pl?queryinput=
    Der Blutharsch [EP]


    To approve this comment, visit:

    I'm using Akismet, so a lot of spam gets caught.
    I've installed reCaptcha to see if it would put an end to it. But no.
    I still get tons of spam on closed posts.

    How is this possible?

    I've read that I can install more plugins. But I don't want to.
    I'm more interested in understanding what's going on.

  2. charle97
    Posted 9 years ago #

    that's trackback spam. you only switched the usual settings for new posts. trackbacks for posts prior to switch remain open.

  3. charle97
    Posted 9 years ago #

    you can execute the sql statement described in the following:
    closing pingbacks for all posts in wordpress

  4. nunomira
    Posted 9 years ago #

    That explains it.
    I've just run the query.

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