Support » Plugin: Wordfence Security - Firewall & Malware Scan » Hundreds of Email Alerts in Several Minutes on the Same Site?

  • Resolved BobIMG

    (@bobimg)


    We manage a number of WP sites. For the past month we’ve been testing WordFence across all of these sites. So far, everything has worked well until two nights ago when we received 650 alerts from the same site all within an hour of each other (possibly less, I can’t remember). Then a second site did the same thing in the middle of the day yesterday (about 400 alerts)in 30 minutes. This morning this occurred on a third site (150 alerts until I removed the alert email address on the site). In all instances, the alert was the “User Locked Out from Signing In” alert and then their IP.

    Has anyone else had this issue? I don’t really want to turn off the alerts, but clearly this is creating a mess of our support email account.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/

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  • Thread Starter BobIMG

    (@bobimg)

    As an update, this just happened for the fourth time. This time 830 alert emails in 35 minutes…..

    “Same alert: [Wordfence Alert] URL.COM User locked out from signing in”

    Plugin Author Wordfence

    (@mmaunder)

    Just go to your Wordfence options page and turn off that specific email alert.

    Regards,

    Mark.

    Thread Starter BobIMG

    (@bobimg)

    Mark,
    I appreciate the feedback, but I like the alert when it works correctly as it allows us to go in and block specific IP’s. Maybe a stop gap in the code could be considered for the future that doesn’t queue up identical alerts within a specific period of time?

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