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  • Resolved nemt

    (@nemt)


    Is there a plugin which allows for email verification before comments appear in the moderation queue for approval? I receive many spam comments with fake email addresses.

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  • I would tend to doubt it, my guess is as long as an email has the @ symbol it will pass the mustard test.

    The only effective way to verify an email address is to send it something which is then used in some way to validate it A. exists, and B. belongs the person using it.

    In WordPress you can set comments for only registered users, and since registering requires a password be sent to their email address…

    Hmm, I was hoping for a way to do this without the use of registered accounts, but I suppose that will do. Thanks for the advice.

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