Since updating to 3.8 my site is getting new user subscribers which are clearly fake/bogus/spammers/phishing/whatever. I am deleting them but this is a pain. Why is this happening, if it didn’t happen before updating to 3.8? I had and still have Akismet, wouldn’t this take care of it? It is up to date and running.
`I am going to try the last one but the rest of them don’t apply. The last one seems like it targets spammer registrations. The rest target the spam after a user has been created. I’m trying to prevent creation of unauthorized subscribers. The others aren’t applicable because you don’t need to subscribe to create a comment, and no comments have been submitted anyway.
I am curious as to why this problem suddenly popped up after I updated to 3.8. Yet another problem with this update.