Support » Plugin: Really Simple CAPTCHA » Large number of /tmp/ files

  • My hosting service just informed me that there over 300,000 files in the /tmp/ directory at:


    Any ideas of what might cause this issue?

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  • Plugin Author Takayuki Miyoshi


    What plugin are you using with Really Simple CAPTCHA?

    WP-Newsletter. Let me check with them.


    We’re having the same problem with a large amount of files in the temp directory. Did you happen to come up with a solution?


    Have the same Problem, temp is filled with png and php. How to clean the Temp-file automatically. Maybe in the Code is the mistake, after this point nothing in the php is working well. Whats to do?

    $answer_file = $dir . sanitize_file_name( $prefix . ‘.php’ );

    if ( $fh = fopen( $answer_file, ‘w’ ) ) {
    @chmod( $answer_file, $this->file_mode );
    fwrite( $fh, ‘<?php $captcha = “‘ . $word . ‘”; ?>’ ); /* Mistake? */
    fclose( $fh );

    return $filename;

    Did you ever manage to fix this as i have the same problem with Newsletter plugin?

    Actually, I thought this was resolved, but only this week, captchas stopped working with WP-Newsletter/Mailing-List during an upgrade.

    I’ve notified that plugin developer.

    Don’t know if this is related to Really Simple CAPTCHA or not yet.

    Thanks for your reply. Hopefully it will get fixed soon

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