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  • Resolved nunomira


    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: ,
    E-mail :
    URI :
    Whois :
    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.

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