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  • Resolved hive101


    For the first few months my blog ran under the spammer radar, but now is getting dozens of spam posts per day, all from the same base IP (194.8.75.x).

    I have Akismet up and running, and it’s capturing all of the comments successfully.

    I also have Settings>>Discussions>>Comment Blacklist set up to filter out the offending IP, with “194.8.75.” in the input window.

    Shouldn’t that prevent the comment from being submitted in the first place? Or am I missing something?


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  • Block the IP in your htaccess (you can do this from Cpanel if you have this with your host – under IP Deny Manager)…

    I’ve had spam from that IP range, they now end up in error logs as a “Denied Access”… 🙂

    Also quite alot from the 92.112.***.*** range lately…

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