Support » Plugin: Stop Spammers » plugin hardly stops spam registration

  • Resolved rockyyy


    i installed this plugin 4 days ago. and i found the performance of this plugin to be very poor.
    this plugin has hardly blocked 20% of the spam registrations.
    and moreover the “Blocked Email Domains:” feature does not work at all.
    i have listed and other domains in the field. but still there are spam registrations with domain.
    after installing the plugin there have been around 90 spam registrations and the plugins has managed to block just 26 out of them.
    can the performance of this plugin be increased or this is the max i can get?

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  • adding a feature to REPORT A USER AS SPAM REGISTRATION ON THE USERS page would be a great idea.

    Try checking all the boxes under “other settings” in the plugin settings page.

    If you are using a plugin to register users or a custom page, the plugin may not work correctly.

    If you are using a firewall, sometimes the plugin will not work, depending on the firewall settings.

    WordPress does not record IP addresses for users, so it will not be able to report users to the spam databases.


    Hey there,
    I have the same problem. Just about everything is set and I woke up to 42 new registrations all spam. The plugin reports that it has blocked 1.

    Is there anything else I can do? I’m kind of in trouble here.

    Please email the address of your website and I will look and see if the plugin is loading correctly.


    Thanks Keith,

    Sent it via your contact form on your website.

    Where you ever able to take a look Keith?

    I was able to get on the website and see the “Red Herring” forms so I know the plugin is doing something.

    What plugins are you running? I can’t think of why I should be stopping 1000 spam comments and a few hundred login attempts every day at my sites and not working on your site.

    Are you running a firewall. The log should be showing these logins with their IP addresses. Can you copy this and paste it into an email to me at


    My log file was set to small out of the box to record more than 4 lines..? Anyways I set it larger and will keep u posted. Thanks VERY much for your help. If I can ever return the favor plz make the call out.


    Does this plugin work with Buddypress or multisite?

    It works with buffypress and multisite.


    I wll give it a try. I loved sabre but it not so good for mu/ms/bp. 🙁

    Well I installed this and”

    Stop Spammers has stopped 13 spammers since 2013/05/13.
    Stop Spammers has stopped 13 spammers since 2013/05/13.

    in only a few minutes!

    I had to hunt down the settings page, it was in the network admin settings area. Seems to work but did miss one but better than nothing…thnx!

    None got thru! YEA!

    Stop Spammers has stopped 61 spammers since 2013/05/13.
    Stop Spammers has stopped 61 spammers since 2013/05/13.

    Most get stopped by the time limit bc there too greedy and try to go too fast (1-3 secs).

    Now I just have to get a guinea pig to sign up and see if there is any hiccups b4 i invite new members!

    Any brave souls? –> newcastle19720 .com

    Let me know if any probs pls…thnx

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