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  • Here is email I am getting
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15137556/Screen%20shot%202013-11-22%20at%2019.41.32.png

    Not sure what those pingbacks mean!

    Deny Access to No Referrer Requests

    When your readers comment, the wp-comments-post.php file is accessed, does its thing, and creates the post. The user’s browser will send a “referral” line about this.

    When a spam-bot comes in, it hits the file directly and usually does not leave a referrer. This allows for some nifty detection and action direct from the server. If you are not familiar with Apache directives, then write the following in your root directory .htaccess file:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} POST
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} .wp-comments-post\.php*
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !.*yourdomain.com.* [OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^$
    RewriteRule (.*) http://%{REMOTE_ADDR}/$ [R=301,L]

    In the 4th line, change yourdomain.com to your domain.xxx without the www or any prefix for that matter.

    From: http://codex.wordpress.org/Combating_Comment_Spam/Denying_Access

    Thanks amsgator.. appreciate your input

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